JMeter Vs LoadRunner: Which is the Better Tool for Performance Testing?

ImpactQA — JMeter Vs LoadRunner: Which is the Better Tool for Performance Testing?

Introduction to Apache JMeter

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Pros of JMeter

  • JMeter is easy to install on any desktop with windows, mac or Linux and free to use
  • It has the most user-friendly interface or can be easily used in a command-line interface
  • JMeter can easily extract data from any data formats like HTML, JSON, XML or text-based formats into its system
  • JMeter has ready to use plugins that can be used for visualization and data analysis
  • It enables test recording for native applications and browsers
  • JMeter can be easily integrated with plug-ins and third-party tools
  • It’s highly extensible and portable
  • JMeter has unlimited load generation capacity and comes with an excellent support community

Cons of JMeter

  • The tool is not that easy to use, which means it requires skilled testing analysts to do the job
  • It doesn’t support JavaScript and by extension doesn’t automatically support AJAX requests which makes it difficult to run codes written in java through the system
  • It’s difficult to test complex applications like CSRF, or JS to alter requests with JMeter
  • JMeter consumes too much memory in GUI mode due to which it shows a lot of errors to a lot of users.
  • It’s less proficient than other paid testing tools available in the market

Introduction to HP LoadRunner

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Pros of LoadRunner

  • LoadRunner can accurately detect system level, end-user and code-based bottlenecks present in the code and purpose fixtures
  • It helps minimise the cost of application downtime by determining the root cause of application performance issues
  • It allows testing of legacy software with updated technologies
  • Allows easy mobile application testing
  • LoadRunner helps reduce software and hardware cost by intimating its users about the exact capacity and scalability of its software
  • It enables teams to develop intelligent service-level agreements before their product goes live
  • It gives its users short test cycles that help accelerate application delivery on global test resources
  • It enables optimal usage of load generators and gives better results of load testing
  • Optimal usage of load generator farm

Cons of LoadRunner

  • Its way more expensive compared to other testing tools available in the market
  • Its debugging features need basic improvements to give better results
  • LoadRunner crashes a lot in cases when the system is unable to meet computing requirements
  • Its uses a lot of memory space and has significant compatibility issues with other frameworks
  • It has a limited amount of load generation capacity

Comparison between JMeter vs LoadRunner:

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