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Jmeter and LoadRunner
I search a comparative study between the 2 tools : JMeter and LoadRunner.
My compagny would like to invest on a load test tool.
Re: Jmeter and LoadRunner
Your post is somewhat confusing. Looking at your posting history, it would appear that you have been asking questions on the use of LoadRunner for almost two years. So, are you looking to replace LoadRunner with JMETER?
As far as the two tools, a direct one-to-one comparison is very difficult. The development models are different, the number of out of the box protocols supported with a recordable interface cannot be compared, the analytical components have signficant differences and the skill level required for a minimally effective test are different as well (JMETER requires higher skills because of its development model and paucity on the analysis front).
This is not to say that JMETER is poor choice, it has been developed using a different set of criteria and assumptions about its use than has LoadRunner. If your environment matches those design and use assumptions then it may work very well for you, but any assumption that one is a direct replacement for the other where the minimal set of skills for either product is present in your user community is a poor assumption.
You can have a solid test with either tool. If you are dtermined to evaluate both, then use a common test design for both as a control element. Time explicitly how long it takes to engage in common activities such as script development, test evironment setup, test execution, results collection, analysis of results and reporting of results to a common format. This should provide a fair measure of how the tools capabilities match your teams skills and whether the tool itself matches your environment needs.
Note: Since Loadrunner supports 30++ integrations with various interfaces right out of the box you will have a challenge with a direct one-to-one comparison where you may have a high efficiency integration in LoadRunner where no comparable (other than a programmatic solution) exists in JMETER. This last statement would also hold true for SilkPerformer & QALoad, with a high probability for Rational's latest performance testing solution.
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