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Technically sophisticated small enterprises with advanced Web application requirements that have invested in quality assurance (QA) can benefit from automated performance testing. An automated testing tool can help IT determine an application’s performance attributes and avoid potential performance bottlenecks before deployment, when debugging costs are less expensive. Info-Tech Research Group recently evaluated five of the leading automated performance testing tools. This research note focuses on HP LoadRunner.
This evaluation discusses:
- Current trends in the automated performance testing market.
- HP’s vendor position.
- Key features of HP LoadRunner.
- Support and licensing details.
- Strengths and weaknesses of HP LoadRunner.
Evaluate the tool’s quality of service landscape, in terms of vendor and product viability, pricing, and licensing to determine if HP LoadRunner will meet QA needs in the small enterprise.