LoadRunner

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Load testing software that gives you an accurate picture of end-to-end system performance to identify and resolve issues before applications go-live.

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LoadRunner review by <span>Arno S.</span>
Arno S.
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"LoadRunner great for performance and load testing"

What do you like best?

LoadRunner is a wonderful and powerful tool with which the workload of various business processes can be emulated to determine expectations. It provides the ability to determine how a system will perform before going live. Once the bottlenecks are identified, they can be addressed. Also, when expectations are known, then they can be managed for when real users are on the system

What do you dislike?

There really is not much to dislike regarding LoadRunner.

The only thing to maybe dislike is the licensing structure.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking to determine how a system will work before going live, then LoadRunner is the tool to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a powerful tool with which you can determine where bottlenecks are and be able to address them accordingly in order to provide expectations. It provides the ability to determine how a system will perform before going live.

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LoadRunner review by <span>Anagha M.</span>
Anagha M.
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"Excellent Performance Testing Tool"

What do you like best?

The multiple protocols that it supports and the ease with which Test scripts can be recorded, Tests run and Results analyzed for concurrent users .

Easy integration with HP suite of tools.

What do you dislike?

The tool cost is on the higher side when compared to other Performance Tools.

Re usability of the scripts can be challenging .

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best tool for Performance Testing.

Easy to learn , flexible and reliable.

Supports all protocols .

Handles all software process from Project Requirements to Test Reports all in an organized manner.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have carried out numerous Performance Tests with Load Runner 11 and 12 .

Created numerous Test Scripts in different Protocols to do Performance Tests.

Created Numerous Test Scenarios and have conducted multiple tests with them.

Has conducted Load , Stress , Volume and Endurance Tests.

has helped to log defects, manage project and organize different projects.

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LoadRunner review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"The workhorse of performance testing tools"

What do you like best?

versatility, support, ease of use, cloud support

What do you dislike?

Extremely expensive, upgrades are a nightmare, complicated installation procedure. No built in monitoring solution. Everything has to be purchased and implemented separately leading to a lot of delays and additional costs. Support, though good is extremely expensive especially if you need 24 x 7 support. Administrators must be experts, else installation, upgrades and regular maintenance will be a very painful task.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Though there are several tools available in the market for load / performance testing, LoadRunner has established a niche market for itself thanks to the trust that customers have established with the sort of detailed that it has to offer. LoadRunner also is able to integrate with other HP Tools (SiteScope, ALM, Performance Center to name a few) as well as non-HP tools such as DynaTrace (albeit with a little bit of coding experience)! LoadRunner also has Cloud support with HP Helion and Amazon AWS. For people who do not want to spend a lot on LoadRunner, there is a community edition that is available for free. Users can also look at StormRunner which is similar, but not as versatile as LoadRunner is for first time use since the cost is less than a 10th of what LoadRunner is!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By implementing HP LoadRunner and by including performance testing as part of the sdlc, we are able to find potential issues before they occur. By being able to use cloud hosted load generators, we are also able to get a feel of how external users tend to experience the product

LoadRunner review by <span>ArJuN A.</span>
ArJuN A.
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"Best load testing ever seen, easy to use and most Accurate real user emulation"

What do you like best?

Performance testing is a type of non-functional testing activity that is carried out to determine an application’s response time, behavior and overall performance. LoadRunner is one of the most widely used performance-testing tools since it uses minimal hardware resources and is extremely efficient. Flexible and versatile scripting engine to extend tests with success-failure checks, thus making testing more intelligent. Ramping of many concurrent users to make the most representative testing possible. Integration of external measurements in test scenario's. Extensive vendor documentation and help system included. Extensive experience and support on various fora, blogs and many other support resources. Good availability of expertise in the form of programmers and hardcore testers.

What do you dislike?

1) Cost is the major factor that should be considered by HP because it prevents many users from using this product. Despite many advantages of Loadrunner, other open source alternate solutions like Neoload are mostly used.

2) It takes lots time in scripting, if the test cases are very complex, it can take even days to make one script. Re-usability of these complex scripts also becomes a complex job, mostly when the application build are changing frequently. The tool always demands a script modification or re-scripting, in case of changes in application build.

3) Complexity. LoadRunner is not simple to learn by installing it and "doing it". Especially when using different data sources to do cross measurements of system performance. Performance testing with a tool like this requires planning and skilled resources. Fortunately these are easily acquired these days.

Recommendations to others considering the product

LoadRunner, when used judiciously can give you an accurate picture of end-to-end system/application performance. When used in the development cycle, all the performance bottlenecks can be easily identified and eliminated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

LoadRunner's scripting engine is very flexible and the fact that it's able to quickly and easily simulate hundreds of concurrent users makes it the performance testing tool of choice for years running.

LoadRunner review by <span>Pruthvi M.</span>
Pruthvi M.
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"Best Load testing tool"

What do you like best?

Features, support, multiple protocols, ease of use, languages support

What do you dislike?

Too much resources in terms of RAM is needed for the tool to work efficiently and avoid crashes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

End User experience can be improved by using loadrunner to testwebsites. Bottlenecks can be identified through various tests run using loadrunner

LoadRunner review by <span>Raja Shekar B.</span>
Raja Shekar B.
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"My 8 years association with HP Loadrunner"

What do you like best?

I believe demand is always directly proportional to quality of the product which is why I believe Loadrunner has been on top of the line thorough these many years of it's journey. HP Loadrunner is very user friendly, flexible and highly customizable.

What do you dislike?

I cannot specifically point out to a single or specific dislike. I have used many open source and paid tools through my career. Apart from the fact that cost of licensing is one big goal to choose LR; I find managing the C code for huge application (in terms of many tricky business cases) needs more expertise in coding and handling the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need comfort and speed in achieving the automation goal with precision and have budget then I would recommend HP Loadrunner.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used LR for a variety of product domains including E-Learning, E-Commerce etc. Most of the scenarios demands high throughout and variety of complex logic to automate and Loadrunner always played key role in getting this done. As I mentioned the major challenge is using 'C' coding for HTTP/HTML protocol which turn tricky and needs expertise to handle the complex scenarios well without crashing or consuming more Loadrunner infrastructure.

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