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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • New Relic is rated higher in 1 area: Availability
  • Sauce Labs is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • New Relic and Sauce Labs are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

New Relic

85%
111 Ratings
8.5

Sauce Labs

85%
154 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

New Relic

73%
10 Ratings
8.3

Sauce Labs

83%
17 Ratings

Usability

5.8

New Relic

58%
5 Ratings
9.0

Sauce Labs

90%
13 Ratings

Availability

10.0

New Relic

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

Sauce Labs

91%
6 Ratings

Performance

8.0

New Relic

80%
2 Ratings
9.0

Sauce Labs

90%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

7.6

New Relic

76%
7 Ratings
8.7

Sauce Labs

87%
21 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

New Relic

70%
9 Ratings
7.5

Sauce Labs

75%
12 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

New Relic

80%
1 Rating
9.1

Sauce Labs

91%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic

I think New Relic's APM is a great feature if you are running Ruby on Rails because ActiveRecord can abstract away the actual performance of your endpoint logic. It very easily allows you to identify endpoints that are taking too long, endpoints that have good throughput, and how the overall functionality is affecting the end-user experience. It also has many other monitoring features that can be great for companies that manage their own infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Access to specific devices is good, as well as access to a specific browser/platform. We are not able to connect our dev environments to Sauce Labs because the devices are put in our VPC. Some versions are not available like iPhone with iOS 12.1. With iOS, there is limited/no support for push notifications without real devices due to Apple's provisioning profiles.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

New Relic

  • Monitor traffic rates and server usage on real time
  • Helps engineers to dive deep into an issue and guides them to the root cause
  • Provides high-level system health status of different components (ie. Server capacity, RPM, page load time, error rate..)
  • Near real time reporting
  • Links with deployment so easy to understand if an issue has occurred after a particular release
Meraz Haque | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

  • We have a strong partnership with our account team. They are always willing to help us understand how we are doing, what the opportunity areas are, and are there new tools and capabilities we can take advantage of.
  • They have been a big advocate for the quality work we are doing in our company. This changed some of the perception within our own organization and I'm grateful for that.
  • Analytics are awesome and always help us understand how we can do better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

New Relic

  • It would be helpful if use cases for particularly a Windows installation, were provided to help determine which set of configuration files would be the one a group would want to control. I.e. potentially with a department trying to do DevOps, it's difficult to determine which team needs to have responsibility for what at times. The reason I mention this, is New Relic seems to in many ways be a tool that's useful for DevOps-related processes and staff.
  • On the main New Relic One site, sometimes a refresh option is available for new features. It would be helpful to see what the new features are in advance before trying this out. Particularly if doing a demo or a working season with another team.
  • I'm not aware of a page or specific site which describes/summarizes all of the different NR Products and their features.
  • Sometimes it's tricky to determine which product to use to accomplish a task.
Jim Locke, ITIL v3F, ITIL RCV | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

  • Some of the documentation is old.
  • Some of the documentation is missing for pure beginners. There are companies that throw newbies to the wolves with testing and say, "Go do this thing."
  • "This thing" can't always be done with the enormity of the new toys that are available if those toys don't have "Step 1: Power on computer" kinds of tutorials.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

New Relic

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

New Relic Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$991
ProContact sales team
EnterpriseContact sales team
Telemetry Data Platform0.253
Incident Intelligence0.504
Free (Forever)$05
  1. per month per full user (after first free full user - unlimited free basic users)
  2. none
  3. per month per extra GB data ingest (after first free 100GB per month)
  4. per month per event (after first 1000 free events per month)
  5. No credit card required; 100 GB free ingest per month, 1 free full user + unlimited basic users, 8 days retention, 100 Synthetics Checks
Additional Pricing Details

Sauce Labs

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$19 per month

Sauce Labs Editions & Modules

Edition
Live Testing$19.001
Virtual Cloud$149.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Free service available for Open Source projects.

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic

New Relic 7.3
Based on 10 answers
I have not yet found any similar product that offers me this range of features to help us keep our online service fast and reliable. Besides this, New Relic is constantly evolving by adding new plugins to emerging technologies and platforms. Server performance measuring features are a key point as our user database grows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs 8.3
Based on 17 answers
I love how it's super easy to use. Not only that but it ensures security and it always has great updates to ensure that it continues to be awesome.Also, I love how nice the people there are too. Their support tea is amazing. Anytime, I have a question, they are super speedy to answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

New Relic

New Relic 5.8
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs 9.0
Based on 13 answers
It is an incredibly easy service to use for what its primary intention is. The only reason a point is deducted is because more feature enrichment can be done around the Sauce Connect Proxy utility and the Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin. User Account administration also needs more work, such as the addition of user groups, rather than a simple hierarchy of users.
Brook Beam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

New Relic

New Relic 10.0
Based on 2 answers
we have never had any down time issues!!!
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Yes, Sauce labs is always there, and it is easy to troubleshoot when you are having any connectivity issue, they always keep you informed when they plan to perform any type of maintenance window on their side in advance, so you can plan and will not affect your current work. I do not recall any outage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 2 answers
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs 9.0
Based on 6 answers
The execution of automated tests in Sauce Labs virtual machines is slightly slower than its main competition. Furthermore, the spin-up time of virtual machines (particularly device simulators or emulators) is significantly slower in our experience than its primary competition. The Sauce Connect Proxy further adds to performance decrease when used in our experience (around 10%-20% decrease when used), such that each call to the remote WebDriver instance in your test scripts can take upwards of 100-200 milliseconds.
Brook Beam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

New Relic

New Relic 7.6
Based on 7 answers
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
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs 8.7
Based on 21 answers
While initial response time is quick, the initial question is the only thing that happens fast.
That's a standard request like adding one more error log or make sure I use the latest version of libs.
All further cmmunication goes really slow.
I am not sure my requests reach proper addresses quick enough.
In 50% of cases I receive a response in a few months (in half of cases stating that the issue can't be addressed).
It's often would be enough just to know if the fix is on the roadmap, but slow responses don't allow any planning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

New Relic

New Relic 7.0
Based on 9 answers
The documentation was clear and concise; the only issue we ran into was custom application naming. Due to HTTPD mod_fcgid and the need for the application name to be set in php.ini (not in .htaccess or the virtual host directive) ... we had issues setting this up.
Travis Crowder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs 7.5
Based on 12 answers
I am not sure if it's my company that makes getting Sauce Labs integrated into the team difficult or is it Sauce Labs. The process for getting Sauce Labs for a project is quite a tedious process and the information for using Sauce Labs initially is quite lacking. There is little support for getting started
Nancy Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

New Relic

We selected New Relic since it was very dynamic and versatile to use. It works well in all aspects of monitoring, and observability and would allow having a focus on collaboration with different repeatable processes. Also, New Relic has a good focus on working well with CLI, UI, and API types of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

We have also tested out Browser Stack, which at the time was more geared towards manual testing. Although it appeared to support more mobile devices/browsers, we also wanted something that can plugin in easily with our existing Selenium test scripts. Sauce Labs was definitely more geared towards our goals at the moment which were to automation functional/regression testing and build it into our release pipeline.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to scale. However, it isn't as easy to keep track of costs and who own's what/
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs 9.1
Based on 3 answers
this is a great tool to run automation testing, you will have a broad option of browsers and mobile devices, I am giving an 8 only because the overall performance is kind of slow, specially with the mobile devices
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

New Relic

  • Gives us great visibility into what our services are doing at all times.
  • Alerts us quickly when there is a problem so we can address it with alacrity.
  • Gives us extremely customizable options in regards to how we want to track, store, and materialize our data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sauce Labs

  • Monthly cost was a bit higher than expected, which had a slight negative impact
  • Immediate transparency into application performance on various mobile devices was a major positive impact
  • Ability to run tests on various versions as needed was a positive impact
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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