Loadrunner 11.52 or NeoLoad for Mobile Performance testing
We have a requirement to performance test the NATIVE mobile applications.
As per the initial research, we have figured out Loadrunner 11.52 & NeoLoad has few protocols to support Mobile App performance testing.
Neolad seems more promising in the Mobile Application performance testing space.
As we have the license for Loadrunner 11.52 already, client is concerned about investing additional licens cost for NeoLoad.
1) Could anyone please advise which of these two tools we can opt for ?
2) Apart from Loadrunner 11.52 and NeoLoad , is there any other trending & widely used tool in the market for Mobile performance testing ?
Why would you not use LR if you already own it? The technical basis for capturing mobile application conversations based upon HTTP transport has been in LoadRunner since version 5.0 (HTTP proxy recording AKA "the old recording engine"). For sockets conversations (as a sockets proxy) since version 8.0. That's a lot of years of engineering behind a tool that you already have.
I am trying to understand the driver to pick something else when you already have a capable tool with a strong track record in this space?
Originally Posted by jpulley3
Thanks for your response.
When we try recording the Mobile App with NeoLoad trial version, we noticed few options to simulate real world mobile platform like the simulation of 3G/4G bandwidths (without the need of 3rd party bandwidth simulation tool like Shunra ). Also, in some of the performance testing forums , it is mentioned that NeoLoad is the recommended tool for Mobile app performance testing at the moment in the market.
As you mentioned, Loadrunner has clear track record in the performance testing space .We would stick with loadrunner as we have the license for this tool as well.
Yours is the first reference I have ever seen with this. Also, be aware of shills for various tools who are compensated in forums for pressing one tool over another. These can be employees or third parties who are compensated for their recommendations.
it is mentioned that NeoLoad is the recommended tool for Mobile app performance testing at the moment in the market.
And for full disclosure, I have never received any compensation for a recommendation or an answer made in a forum and the organization I am a part of has VAR relationships with several vendors that are represented on this forum.
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Thank you, James
I am Herve from Neotys where I work as performance engineer. You are correct when you mention the fact that Mobile applications testing brings several challenges compared to regular web apps.
The recording of a scenario can be a nightmare so the specific capabilities you have in your tool is something to be highly cognizant of.
The success of a load testing project is mostly based upon how realistically the load is simulated. With Mobile devices you also have the additional simulation challenge of the network conditions. Looking at how significant the latency is in terms of impact on the performance of the application, we decided to integrate a network emulation capability directly into NeoLoad.
I recommend you take a look at this very interesting blog post from Igria Grigorik from Google which helps explain the importance of simulating latency as part of your network emulation under load: Latency: The New Web Performance Bottleneck - igvita.com
NeoLoad has been selected by many organizations to be their solution when it comes to Mobile apps load testing. A recent success story is with Capgemini: Capgemini Selects Neotys? Load and Performance Testing Solution for its Mobile Testing Center of Excellence | Business Wire
Whatever your choice of tooling will be, make sure you'll be able to accurately simulate the load….this is the most critical factor in driving the success of your testing project.
Of course, being a member of a tool vendor, I'd be happy if you want to evaluate NeoLoad and I would be more than happy to assist you.
I agree with James, keep always in mind who is writing in a forum so you can some up with your own conclusions.
We greatly appreciate James inputs in all forums…here and linkedin for example, as they always get back to the key questions to ask ourselves before starting a new perf testing project.
When we write in a forum, we are always signing with our own names and are crystal clear regarding our link to Neotys (no pretending to be something we aren’t).
There are a lot of good vendors out-there, take the time to evaluate them and pick your winner. Discussing with them, challenging them is never a lost of time. By the way, here is yet another opinion (Forrester) of vendors who might be able to help you test your mobile apps http://blogs.forrester.com/mike_gual...s_blazing_fast