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"The most valuable feature is that you can create an infrastructure on-demand and do performance testing with it.""The fact that the solution supports multiple protocols such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP is very important because these protocols help us to concentrate on what is really needed to produce performance tests. If something is not supported, you have to use other tools or find other ways of assimilating loads.""The most valuable feature is that we do not have to accommodate the load-testing infrastructure in our own data center.""The record and playback feature is the most valuable feature. It's all driven by the script, so it's a script-based tool where the background tracing starts. Java's background process does a lot of tracing. The process starts in the background. It sees what peaks of volumes that the process can handle. It's easy to use because it's script based, record, and playback. I""The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and HTML. So many other tools do not recognize this specific proprietary protocol. Using TruClient, we can still create scripts that cover everything that we need to cover.""The usability and ability to integrate with other solutions is quite good. When I use it in on Azure, then Red Hat is the most likely solution I use. When I use AWS, then I tend to use Lambda functions. In either case, it works well and you can use it either way."

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"The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.""I think that analytics is very good and that the analytics features are very powerful.""It has good protocol coverage.""What we like the most is that it integrates with UC.""The most important feature for us is that it supports a lot of protocols because we support all of them, including HTTP, FTP, mainframe, and others.""Paramterization and correlation are important features.""The most useful aspect of the solution is that it provides agents in different geographic locations.""The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports."

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Cons
"Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud.""There are three modules in the system that are different products packaged into one, and they can sometimes be difficult to figure out, so they should be better integrated with each other.""We are trying to put it into a complete CI/CD pipeline, but there are still some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols. The challenges are around how you can containerize applications. There are some limitations to some protocols, such as desktop. And when it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD.""I don't know of any features that should be added. The solution isn't lacking anything at this point.""I would like for there to be better integration with other tools so that when you do load testing you can also do a security check.""Improvements to the reporting would be good."

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"The debugging capability should be improved.""The solution is very costly. The cost is very high, especially considering a lot of other resources are available now and they are less expensive. For a small organization, it is very difficult to sustain the costs involved in having the solution or the related fees""We are going to continue to use the product in the future, I recommend this product. However, those who are looking for only REST-based on the API, I would recommend some other tool because of the cost. There are others available on the market.""I would like to see better-licensing costs.""The product is pretty heavy and should be more lightweight.""I would like to have better support for adding more users per load generator.""Licensing costs could be reduced.""The product is not stable and reliable in the version we are currently using."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000.""There is no monthly or yearly cost but rather, the fees are based on the amount of traffic that you use."

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"LoadRunner Professional is an expensive product.""It is competing with other products that may cost significantly less or may be available as open-source. Because of that it is relatively expensive.""There is a licensing cost that is expensive.""The licensing fees are based on the number of users.""This is not a cheap product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and… more »
Top Answer: We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000. I don't think there are any additional costs to standard licensing.
Top Answer: Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud.
Top Answer: The solution can handle a huge amount of workloads, it's quite scalable.
Top Answer: There is a licensing cost that is expensive. There is also the Enterprise version of the software which allows other features that the Professional does not, such as, license sharing.
Top Answer: My team members predominately used the product to do development but I don't think it needs anything in a way of improvements.
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Also Known As
StormRunner Load, LoadRunner Cloud, and Micro Focus StormRunner Load
Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunner
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Overview

Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is a simple, smart and scalable cloud-based load and performance testing solution for agile and DevOps teams. It helps you to detect performance issues and ensure that your mobile and web apps are ready for the load. It provides an Intelligent and predictive analytics for fast problem detection and scale up to millions of user in minutes from different regions.

LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

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Sample Customers
Alfa Bank, N Brown Group, University of Copenhagen, McGraw-Hill, Cognizant
JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin Media
Top Industries
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Educational Organization40%
Financial Services Firm20%
Retailer20%
Engineering Company10%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Financial Services Firm28%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise87%
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is ranked 4th in Load Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 2nd in Load Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud writes "Enabled us to eliminate load generators, and automatically triggers and produces reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional writes "Very good controller and a market leader, but not cost effective for small business". Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Tricentis NeoLoad and Akamai CloudTest, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise, Tricentis NeoLoad, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter and Silk Test. See our Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional report.

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