We're using NewRelic to monitor our application's performance. It's a great tool and it provides plenty of features in a free version as well but if your application is big you might need an upgrade.
The best thing about this software is that it provides really good deep insights. They provide a feature called 'VM' it provides information regarding garbage collection, heap, memory allocations, object allocations etc. Error insights and alerts helps you to stay updated with what is currently happening with your application. Their app is also good which provide same features. So, even if you're travelling you can get insights directly on your phone. Appdex score, RPM and other parameters really help in finding bottlenecks and optimising it. It also tells which database query is taking more time and which is taking the least & which part of your application is taking more time which actually helps you in building an efficient application.
Sometimes, the metrics they provide in the VM section seems incorrect, although hard refreshing the page solves this problem.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
New Relic provides much-needed visibility and monitoring for our application's performance. With a ton of insights into how the elements of our application interact, New Relic has helped us tune the experience for our users and identify potentially disastrous issues before they become problems. Pricing is can be a challenge, though. If you have a highly distributed server model, their per-server pricing can be prohibitive. As long you fit in their model, it really can save your hide and help your business.
New Relic is a critical part of our infrastructure and has saved our hide on several occasions. Very flexible Easy to get started and use Basic server monitoring is included with application monitoring - really nice Tons of integrations If you have a problem, you will get support - it may take a while to find the right person, but you can even talk to the engineers who built the part of their service you are using.
We've had a ton of reps we've dealt with - very little continuity Though the base features are great, it's easy to spend a LOT of extra money on other features. Sometimes it feels like one of those "free-to-play" games where you are tempted to spend money at every turn.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
Overall positive, but it could be improved with better and more intuitive configuration and more flexible pricing.
I like how we can centralize and customize all our monitoring, get alerted when anything goes down, including servers, processes etc. We can also keep an eye on the performance of our web application and detect problems before they become serious. Takes a little setting up but it's very helpful.
The page where it runs often hangs and needs to be reloaded. The setup can be tricky, removing assets is also kind of complicated and not very intuitive. Seems to me a little bit pricey, I wouldn't mind a base price close to what we pay and then having the ability to add or remove assets easily and for a lower extra price. I currently keep all the testing and staging infrastructure out of this because it would cost too much to have it on.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
New Relic gives us the ability to monitor both our cloud servers, backend services and frontend applications. It alerts us when resources are scarce or when the application reaches a treshold of errors. As a bonus for paid accounts, you also get the ability to trace down into the code to see if there is a specific bottleneck in your application. It even has the ability to trace the queries to databases or external services. It's alerting system can be integrated in a variety of other tools like Slack, pagerduty, Geckoboard, ... By using New Relic, we have regained peace of mind because we know New Relic will alert us before things start to go wrong. If you are looking for a monitoring / alerting solution, it's definitely worth checking out!
Application traces. Transaction level monitoring and alerting. Availability monitoring. Integration in other tools (Geckoboard).
None so far.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Overall experience was really good with us identifying the system bottlenecks using New Relic and then optimizing those and checking their improved performance in New Relic again.
New Relic can be used to monitor system performance by integrating it with your system, written in any programming language, so that New Relic can gather variety of system metrics available. The APIs being used in the system can be profiled using New Relic or be it the queries happening on the system database. This analysis can later help in optimising the system performance by making sure all these slow api hits or db queries are working efficiently.
User interface of New Relic can be enhanced and made more user friendly for new users so that they can start their system analysis straightaway without having to get familiar with the UI first.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
New Relic for Web Apps all new accounts start out with a free 14 day trail of Pro. Once trial period ends, your account will automatically be migrated to our Lite (free) subscription. Flexibly Pricing & Packages.
New Relic for Mobile Apps all new accounts start out with a free 30 day trial of Enterprise. Once trial period ends, your account will automatically be migrated to our Lite (free) subscription. Standard starts at $29/month per app.
How does New Relic compare with other IT Management apps?
New Relic is a Software Analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics across millions of applications. It’s family of Software Analytics products help users make better decisions using data from production software. With a focus on user-centricity and simplicity, they’re changing the way modern companies manage their software.
New Relic collects data in real-time from real-users interactions with your web and mobile software and provides actionable insight into the performance and health of your applications. New Relic provides solutions for application development, production monitoring, real-time analytics, mobile application development, IT and Operations.
New Relic is a SaaS-based solution that uses data to help businesses build faster, better, more high-performing software. With a family of software analytics products designed to capture information from production software, New Relic includes separate products for APM (application performance management), Mobile (native mobile application performance management), Insights (real-time, big data analytics), Servers (free server monitoring for cloud and data centers), Browser (front-end application monitoring), and Platform (plug-in architecture for technology partners).
As a SaaS, New Relic captures and stores customer’s data using its cloud storage service. Data is then presented in New Relics easy to use user interface. Data is presented in a meaningful way for customers to easily digest and diagnose performance issues. New Relic Insights goes one step beyond pre-formatted graphs allowing customers to build customized dashboards displaying the metrics that matter most to them.
Built for companies of all sizes, New Relic’s user base includes everything from startups to established small businesses, along with some of the largest enterprise organizations in the world. The solution is used by companies in a number of markets, including those in healthcare, media, and ecommerce. Some of New Relic’s most well known clients include, Intuit, NBC, Sony, and Nike.
New Relic’s mobile app monitoring solution brings any problems your app is facing to the forefront, allowing you to spend fewer hours troubleshooting each week. Instead, you can spend more time focusing your attention on developing the types of new features that your growing user base will love.
User Interaction Traces in particular is a feature that allows you to track individual user interactions in your app (all screen loads for example) by providing code-level data traces. You get visual timelines for any activity in your app giving you insight into how memory, database and CPU are being used. Interaction traces also provide insight into how your data is optimized across the different threads in your app - main and background threads, so you can dive into this code and make sure there are no inefficiencies in your app.
Stop guessing what’s causing your application performance issues, and start finding out for sure. Using the New Relic APM transaction trace feature, you can identify the root cause of production performance problems. See traces sorted by response times, and capture invocation patterns related to each invocation.
Use New Relic APM to define Key Transactions to monitor, manage and track the most important business transactions (i.e. shopping cart) independent of overall application. With Key Transactions users set transaction level alerting thresholds and access transaction specific dashboards, topology maps, and SLA reports.
The New Relic Platform provides insight into even the most unique application stacks by allowing you to install and build plugins specific to your environment. Plugins are available for technologies such as databases, caching layers, networks, messaging solutions and much more.
Developers have a number of ways to integrate their applications with New Relic, including Webhooks, REST API, and Performance Data API, among other options. Additionally, New Relic partners, including Zapier and Ducksboard, provide pre-built integrations that require zero coding.
New Relic offers a free Pro trial, with Lite access forever. Pro accounts cost $149 per month, per host. Enterprise accounts are also available for larger companies with complex distribution systems.
All-in-one application performance manager.
Provides 24/7 user monitoring and code-level diagnostics.
Helps businesses get as much data as possible from existing software.
Built for companies of all sizes and industries.
Offers solutions for application development, production monitoring, real-time analytics, and mobile application management.