Both tools provide you with all the ability for live tracking. Comparison over time is possible which allows you to set you own benchmark, you can set your own KPI’s or gather data from the servers that you want to monitor, … One nice feature that Neoload has, compared to Octoperf, is the web view. This gives you the possibility to share your test results (live or finished), with your team or with project owners, via a web browser. This can be really useful to get more people involved in your performance test.
Both Neoload and Octoperf are really great tools. The most important quality they both have is that they give the user full flexibility throughout the complete setup of the performance test.
- There are ways to record your basic script and make it more dynamic by using correlation, parameters, variables, …
- You can schedule your scripts in a scenario, customize your ramp up, define which OS or device you wish to use to run your scenario + define the geographical location
- Different kind of metrics are available, not only the transaction times are given but you can also check all the data from the different servers like CPU, memory, …
If your company is ever in need of a performance testing tool, these are two good candidates to consider. They both have a free version up to 50 users, so you can first do an initial trial before buying licenses for more virtual users.
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