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    RFT OR LOADRUNNER

    Hi could any one of you tell which is a better performance testing tool IBM Rational Functional Tester or Loadrunner?

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

    The one that is best is the one that works best with your applications, their protocols, and system architectures - correct? What are some activities that could help you determine the latter?

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

    Rational's performance testing product is Rational Performance Tester.

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

    Rational has a Performance testing tool..? i was not aware of it...
    Thank you.

    This is for testing the performance and load for a client server architecture based on .Net and SqlServer. Which will be best Loadrunner or Rational Performance Testing tool.

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

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    ...Which will be best Loadrunner or Rational Performance Testing tool.


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    To quote Jake,
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    The one that is best is the one that works best with your applications, their protocols, and system architectures - correct? What are some activities that could help you determine the latter?


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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

    My org is currently involved in an in-depth evaluation of both products (for web and mainframe performance testing). We've had a POC for RPT and will probably get one for Loadrunner as well... thus far, their meat-and-potatoes featureset is much the same and both have worked fine. RPT seems to be more intuitive but Loadrunner has a lot more bells and whistles (in terms of diagnostic tools) on it that might be valuable... Loadrunner is also a lot more expensive.

    The ultimate decision has been left up to our systems architects/admins because they're the ones that will derive the most benefit out of the information the tools provide.

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

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    The ultimate decision has been left up to our systems architects/admins because they're the ones that will derive the most benefit out of the information the tools provide.

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    That seems odd. They won't even be the ones using the tools, correct?

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

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    The ultimate decision has been left up to our systems architects/admins because they're the ones that will derive the most benefit out of the information the tools provide.

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    That seems odd. They won't even be the ones using the tools, correct?

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    They will in my org's case - QA provides the test cases to the systems architects, who create the test scripts and schedule and then coordinate with the system admins to watch the tests from the system end. I personally know nothing about CICS, DB2, or zOS mainframes and cannot diagnose the cause of any performance problems.

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

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    My org is currently involved in an in-depth evaluation of both products (for web and mainframe performance testing). We've had a POC for RPT and will probably get one for Loadrunner as well... thus far, their meat-and-potatoes featureset is much the same and both have worked fine. RPT seems to be more intuitive but Loadrunner has a lot more bells and whistles (in terms of diagnostic tools) on it that might be valuable... Loadrunner is also a lot more expensive.


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    Thanks for the information...

    have any body tried out Silkperformer...

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    Re: RFT OR LOADRUNNER

    Just as a followup to this:

    The our systems analysts made their recommendation and preferred Rational Performance Tester over Loadrunner.

    Reasons given included: simpler file layout, better scheduling options, and a environment that's more comfortable for WSED developers (which describes the people that will be creating and running the scripts).

    The only things they really liked better about Loadrunner were that the result filtering was simpler and that passwords are encrypted in the scripts (which is a glaring omission in all Rational testing products).

 

 
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