Apache Log4j vs. New Relic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Log4j
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Log4j is a Java-based logging utility from the Apache Foundation, available free and open source.N/A
New Relic
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
New Relic is a SaaS-based web and mobile application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. They provide code-level diagnostics for dedicated infrastructures, the cloud, or hybrid environments and real time monitoring.
$0
No credit card required; 100 GB free ingest per month, 1 free full user + unlimited basic users, 8 days retention, 100 Synthetics Checks
Pricing
Apache Log4jNew Relic
Editions & Modules
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Free (Forever)
$0
No credit card required; 100 GB free ingest per month, 1 free full user + unlimited basic users, 8 days retention, 100 Synthetics Checks
Telemetry Data Platform
$0.25
per month per extra GB data ingest (after first free 100GB per month)
Incident Intelligence
$0.50
per month per event (after first 1000 free events per month)
Standard
$99
per month per full user (after first free full user - unlimited free basic users)
Pro
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Log4jNew Relic
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Apache Log4jNew Relic
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User Ratings
Apache Log4jNew Relic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(2 ratings)
8.6
(126 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(16 ratings)
Usability
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7.5
(8 ratings)
Availability
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9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
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9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
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9.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.5
(8 ratings)
Configurability
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7.3
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache Log4jNew Relic
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
There is multiple reasons. All types are logging messages support not only string msg. We can use parametrized variables for logging Support advance filter for logging like (Data, Markers, Regular Expression) Support Plugin Architecture (We just use the dependency and Layout configuration with minimal config, and this will start to work) Integration support with application server Could enable.
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New Relic
New - relic is well suited if you want to analyse the performance of your services and you want to improve it. Integration with multiple services with same account gives a clear picture of flow of your APIs if you have micro-service architecture. New-relic is less appropriate when you want to do logging of your system. As it does not emits every single calls
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Pros
Apache
  • Integration with java.
  • Configure logging levels.
  • Customize logging contents.
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New Relic
  • gives us an monitoring of all our underlying servers and also we can configure some alerts upon them like CPU and memory alerts.
  • Kubernetes cluster monitoring with new relic for EKS gives us and minute details of our cluster utilisation like node usage, pods memory request and limits
  • Network traceability for each and every request with response time analysis is great we can trace which component is responsible for generating response delay
  • log managements of the logs the infrastructure is generating we can view logs through there only
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Cons
Apache
  • Fixed the vulnerability which is reported which affect many big brand.
  • There should be security check to check all vulnerability.
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New Relic
  • I would like to see sort of simulator inside the user interface, that way we can send requests directly from it to test some configuration instead of setting up a test environment in our end.
  • It would be nice if the data ingestion can be filtered by APM's. That way we can know which application is ingested most data.
  • It would be nice if we could ingest logs (apache, system logs, and other logs) and correlate them with the APM.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
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New Relic
The only issue that we have had with New Relic is that the price might be a little expensive for smaller companies. The amount of data you store in New Relic impacts the cost, and can get away from you if you don't work closely with the vendor. Overall though the application is top notch.
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Usability
Apache
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New Relic
As an engineer, New Relic has been very quick and easy for me to pick up/install/use. It has been less easy for some of the less technical-minded folks in our organization and their UI still is inconsistent multiple years after refactoring their platform to be New Relic One.
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Reliability and Availability
Apache
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New Relic
Never observed an outage
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Performance
Apache
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New Relic
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
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Support Rating
Apache
No answers on this topic
New Relic
There are times I feel that the initial support is lacking. And in some cases the automated responses of not hearing anything are annoying if the reason why there has been no movement is because we are still waiting to hear back from NR support. So, i think they should loose the automation as it can seem disingenuous
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Implementation Rating
Apache
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New Relic
It's better to start by implementing New Relic in one project and test everything. Try to follow best recommended practices and read all the official documentation. Everything seems well tested. Then, start by installing agents to the rest of your projects and keep a close look to all logs and metrics New Relic gives you.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
The ability to customize logging levels and manage log files is superior to other products we have looked at; due to this we selected to go with log4j.
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New Relic
New Relic is the most full-featured offering that we've found, and is incredibly easy to start using with a PHP app. The New Relic agent is installed as a PHP extension so it is able to monitor and track the performance of any PHP app being run by the web server. Other tools required the installation and setup of a PHP dependency at the application level.
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Scalability
Apache
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New Relic
Agent deployment is easily integrated into our workflow. Adding the agent to new servers is quick and painless
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Good logging tools we can integrate with minimal resource consumption.
  • Ease of understanding.
  • Plugin play component Architecture.
  • Advance filter support can be used to filter all types of logs and events, which can be further analyzed.
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New Relic
  • Less time debugging issues or letting issues go unknown
  • We know of issues before our customers
  • One common tool for logs, apm, infrastructure, and most alerting. Makes for easier developer experience.
  • Cost is expensive and is one of highest engineering spends
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