Definition - What does Mercury LoadRunner mean?
Mercury LoadRunner facilitates the evaluation of end-to-end system performance prior to actual client environment deployment, checks whether product performance meets client specifications and detects/isolates performance bottlenecks during development.
LoadRunner was originally developed by Mercury Interactive, which was acquired by HP in November 2006.
Techopedia explains Mercury LoadRunner
The Mercury LoadRunner tool includes:
- Performance monitors, or agents, which monitor application path events and rapidly segregate system bottlenecks with minimal system impact.
- An analysis engine that provides a single view of the end-user system and code-level performance data.
- An auto-correlation engine, which scans all end-user systems, analyzes data and provides a top 10 list of the most likely reasons for system behavior. This helps resolve performance and scalability issues.
Key Mercury LoadRunner features include:
- Reduced risk of deploying systems that do not meet a client’s business/performance requirements.
- Determines system capacity to function under a heavy load and helps reduce hardware and software costs.
- Helps monitor SLAs prior to going live.
- Reduces test cycle length and helps ensure efficient delivery of top class applications.
- Reduces repair costs related to defects/bugs by testing applications in early development life cycle stages.