HP LoadRunner is an instrument for performance and load testing elaborated by Hewlett-Packard and HP Software Division.
It creates thousands of virtual users that simultaneously interact with the software.
The virtual users behave the same way as the real ones will under real life conditions.
The tool gathers detailed information about the software functioning under the loads what allows the test engineers to analyze the software operation, find bottlenecks and other performance issues.
The tool supports many protocol bundles such as Database, Oracle E-Business, Remote Access, Web and Multimedia and Wireless, DCOM, GUI Virtual Users, Java Record/Replay, Network, and so on.
HP LoadRunner is a paid service; its free version generates only up to 50 virtual users.
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