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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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LoadRunner review by Arno S.
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 Anagha M.
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.

What Software Testing solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
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 ArJuN A.
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 Pruthvi M.
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 Raja Shekar B.
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.

LoadRunner review by Delfin D.
Delfin D.
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"The best in Performance Testing and Load Testing"

What do you like best?

Best perfomance testing tool.

Test results generated by the tool are really awesome

Best in class test run features. A truly professional performance tester can produce a lot of benefit out of it.

Test case design and debugging is very easy.

The coolest feature in the tool is that Performance tester can adjust the applied load on the go. In many of the other industry leading tools, we have set those parameters prior to the test and it cant be changed at any point in time.

What do you dislike?

The programming language is not that very popular.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for perfect performance testing tool, Load Runner is the best choice. This brings value for money for organizations.

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

As a successful SaaS organization, we had a lot of customers using our system. It was very critical to make sure the performance of the system is intact after every releases.

LoadRunner review by Tony T.
Tony T.
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"HP Loadrunner review"

What do you like best?

It is a very powerful scripting tool to best record user actions programmatically with a flexible and versatile scripting engine to extend tests with success-failure checks, thus making testing more intelligent.

What do you dislike?

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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

HP offers extensive documentation and support services to help its customer base.

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

Performance testing of our system is a customer requirement that could not be done without the use of a robust testing tool.

LoadRunner review by User
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"LoadRunner solved our need for Automation and simplified our testing and saved time."

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of using the tool, the integration with reporting, graphs and the overall time it saves during testing phases. LoadRunner has not only helped the team be more accurate, complete and precise with testing we can cover more during our testing phase and provide detailed reporting to upper management on our testing status. Using LoadRunner allows us to focus on other areas of the project with the time saved during testing. Working with our developers also helps us to provide more testing coverage of the code using LoadRunner. LoadRunner has been very ease to learn and even our most beginner/junior level tester can learn the product and apply it to their testing tasks. Test case management is also a GREAT help, it helps us all to be more organized and we all follow the same setup and unlike sing word/ms office we all have the same layout.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the pricing and the amount of time it takes sometimes to resolve issues when the product encounters errors and we need to get HP involved for support. There have been times where we had to wait days to get an issue resolved only to realize all we had to do was restart the server or refresh the cache on the HP server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn the basics and provide several user sessions to get your team(s) knowledgeable of the tool and to expose all the benefits of using the tool and how important it can be in the project plan/life cycle. It's also great to point out the time it can save with automation testing verses manual testing, which the saved time can be utilized in other areas of the project.

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

We are solving a timing issue with our testing tasks by using LoadRunner. The project teams were always giving us the smallest amount of time to get our testing done but there were large amounts of testing that needed to be done. Using LoadRunner, we have cut down our testing time to half of the time it took manually and can now be more accurate and complete with our testing efforts. The time we are saving is used in other areas of the project mainly getting the product to our consumers quicker and allowing them to do more UAT testing before roll-out. LoadRunner is also useful in test case management, design and documentation. This tools helps us to all be consistent and follow the same guidelines. Organization on the project has improved greatly.

LoadRunner review by Parineeta I.
Parineeta I.
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"Credible Performance Testing Tool"

What do you like best?

It supports many technologies, tools and protocols.

If you are already using QTP for automation of test scenarios then Load runner is the best tool to use for performance testing, which empowers you to perform end to end testing process.

What do you dislike?

Scripting should be simpler.

Quite expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to achieve automation in less time and if you have budget then you can go for it.

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

It helped to identify performance issues in test environment before the software product release.

LoadRunner review by Jose Adan O.
Jose Adan O.
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"Robust performance testing tool for almost any kind of application."

What do you like best?

Load Runner has been a Gartner's leader in performance testing tools for some years. I like how flexible Load Runner is developing testing scenarios.

What do you dislike?

Load Runner is windows oriented, i´d like be able to Mac or Linux.

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

Preparing Load Testing scenarios very fast.

LoadRunner review by Internal Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
Internal Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
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"Loadunner usage experience"

What do you like best?

Usage,architecture and solution to mimic real time user load and running tests

What do you dislike?

Need to be more flexible with mobile platform performance testing without much cost overhead

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

Resolving and identifying performance issues before application are rolled out for production usage

LoadRunner review by Mark D.
Mark D.
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"The Industry Standard for Performance and Load Testing"

What do you like best?

Separation between the various components, VUGen, Controller and Analysis. Saving of text-based artefacts to the file system, so that you can perform searches and automate the analysis of script and scenario quality using other tools. Integrated monitoring. Sophisticated and usable Analysis tool.

What do you dislike?

Inability (as yet) to record/decode Kerberos SOA traffic encrypted in fat-client applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's not cheap, so it's only for the big players at the moment, but it's probably the one with most industry penetration and breadth of target technologies.

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

Pre-production performance profiling and architecture scaling.

LoadRunner review by Michael C.
Michael C.
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"LoadRunner and Performance Center supports the most technologies and protocols"

What do you like best?

Full features, availability to ramp up virtual users in the cloud or on premise.

What do you dislike?

Scripting language is fairly difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get a experienced LoadRunner performance engineer.

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

Performance and load testing. Increase application performance by up to 600% on some web projects.

LoadRunner review by G2 Crowd User in Construction
G2 Crowd User in Construction
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"Simplified my testing experience with extreme time saving qualities "

What do you like best?

Excellent analysis interface and monitoring aspect of LoadRunner. Have tried this with a varied variety of protocol, working with each of them was such an ease. Modification to the existing script has been made very easy and user friendly.

What do you dislike?

Debugging and issues sometimes may turn out to be little tedious job. Could have been more user friendly in this phase.

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

Performance profiling and the most appropriate time estimations.

LoadRunner review by Vikash J.
Vikash J.
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"LoadRunner_Review"

What do you like best?

LoadRunner tool is very efficient and effective software validation.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much, improvisation needed on the UI. Should have an application for Mobile Development testing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep up the good work!

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

Testing, Software validation, Healthacare products performance review.

LoadRunner review by G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
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"Easy Load testing, but a bit overpriced"

What do you like best?

Easy to run load test and generate reporting.

What do you dislike?

Uses C language as its DSL, it is a bit dated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it if you use other HP products such as HP ALM.

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

Stress test applications.

LoadRunner review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"LoadRunner Review"

What do you like best?

LoadRunner simulates user activity by generating messages between application components rather than simulating interactions with the user interface such as keypresses or mouse movements.

What do you dislike?

Some times it works bit slow and I find bit complex

Recommendations to others considering the product

WebLOAD

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

Load Generator generates the load against the application by following scripts

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