IBM® Rational® Performance Tester is a performance testing tool that identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks. Combining multiple ease-of-use features with granular detail, Rational Performance Tester simplifies the test-creation, load-generation, and data-collection processes that help teams ensure the ability of their applications to accommodate required user loads.
Rational Performance Tester is available in three versions, depending on your needs:
- Rational Performance Tester trial
The trial version of Rational Performance Tester has all features enabled. Download the trial for an evaluation period of 30 days.
The trial allows you to emulate up to five concurrent virtual users without using a license key to install the product. When you install the trial version, the Rational Performance Tester installer will launch a License Key Administration Wizard that asks for a license. Select Cancel to continue the installation.
If you would like to use more than five concurrent virtual users for your product evaluation, contact a Rational sales representative.
- Rational Performance Tester Starter Edition
Rational Performance Tester Starter Edition helps you get up and running with performance testing. You don't need a product activation license to use the starter edition. The starter edition is a no-charge download. Use it to create and enhance tests. For more information about the starter edition, see "Introducing Rational Performance Tester Starter Edition."
You can add additional load generating capacity by using the IBM Rational Performance Tester on Cloud service. The service uses a pay-as-you-go model. For more information about the service, see the IBM Cloud Marketplace page.
- Rational Performance Tester on Cloud
IBM Rational Performance Tester on Cloud helps you leverage the cloud to enable large scale performance testing. This offering uses the SoftLayer public cloud to extend IBM Rational Performance Tester load generation capacity for HTTP tests on an as-needed basis employing a pay-as-you-go model. For more information about the service, see the IBM Cloud Marketplace page.
Languages supported: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Spanish
Platforms supported: AIX, Windows