Been following #AWS Reinvent and noticed the mention of AWS MarketPlace + HP Load Runner. Turns out HP charges you more to run on your AWS, here is some basic analysis.
Community Edition – 50 virtual users Free.
HP 150 – 150 Virtual Users 50$ per EC2 instance per hour + AWS instance cost
HP 300 – 300 Virtual Users 125$ per EC2 instance per hour + AWS instance cost
HP Load Runner Website Pricing – 2.00 to 0.56 per Virtual user per Day based on quantity
|Test Size||HP 150||HP 300||HP Website||RedLine13|
$250/hr + aws
|$1,000 per day||< 0.03 cents per hour : only aws ( 2 m4.large spot @ 0.0145 )|
$1,700/hr + aws
$2,125/hr + aws
|$7,000 per day||< 0.53 cents per hour : only aws ( 10 m4.2xlarge spot @0.0531 )|
$16,700/hr + aws
$20,875/hr + aws
|$28,000 per day|| Many options possible here is on-demand and or spot, but scale would depend on workload expectations.|
HP Load Runner is an enterprise class tool with great features required by many organizations. We believe that the ecosystem of tools in load testing should include products such as HP Load Runner, however, the pricing should be consistent between platforms or perhaps even more aggressive on a cloud platform such as AWS.