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17 Ratings

New Relic

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic

I appreciate that New Relic is easily integrated into applications for APM and infrastructure for monitoring.Our applications are Ruby on Rails apps and getting them reporting into New Relic is easy to implement. In most cases, it just requires adding the "newrelic" gem and updating the "newrelic.yml" configuration file. Just this simple addition to a project gives us an entrypoint to analyzing performance.We use the New Relic Infrastructure agent by default on all of our cloud based servers. We have this set up with Chef so we don't even think about it; we just spin servers up and go. Minutes later they're reporting into New Relic. We use Terraform to automatically create monitors so we can keep track of the essentials like core processes, disk, CPU, and memory.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

Sentry supports a wide range of platforms and languages, so it seems well-suited to capture exceptions in many different kinds of apps and websites.
Luke Abbott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

New Relic
7.7
Sentry
Application monitoring
New Relic
9.2
Sentry
Database monitoring
New Relic
8.1
Sentry
Threshold alerts
New Relic
8.6
Sentry
Predictive capabilities
New Relic
6.4
Sentry
Application performance management console
New Relic
8.1
Sentry
Collaboration tools
New Relic
6.5
Sentry
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
New Relic
7.5
Sentry
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
New Relic
7.4
Sentry
Virtualization monitoring
New Relic
7.7
Sentry
Server availability and performance monitoring
New Relic
8.5
Sentry
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
New Relic
7.9
Sentry
IT Asset Discovery
New Relic
6.3
Sentry

Pros

New Relic

  • New Relic lets you drill down into the nitty-gritty of your application, breaking down requests however far you want in order to inspect the performance of your application throughout the request lifecycle.
  • New Relic offers many integrations with other services and technologies, making it easy to get it set up and start using it.
  • New Relic offers many views and types of visualizations to help you understand what's going on in as much detail as you want to know.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

  • Easy install.
  • Issues alerting.
  • An easy to use interface.
  • It doesn’t slow down our site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

New Relic

  • Cloud-centric / OS-centric. There is no/limited ability to query metrics with an agent installed.
  • Insights-based queries (dashboards and alerts) are limited to 1000 (soon to be 2000) records and that doesn't work for enterprise scale.
  • NRQL is awesome -- except when it isn't. The replacement QL is more robust but is significantly more complex to learn.
  • No agent management tools in the platform. And, yes, you will want agent management tools after the first dozen or so deployments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

  • Sentry rolls up exceptions that it feels are similar, but the logic to determine that similarity could be improved. It doesn't always merge exceptions that are similar.
  • The UI could be improved around projects; it would be nice to be able to group them by an environment.
  • Support for .NET could be improved, it required us to roll our own library to log to Sentry.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 9 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

Sentry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

New Relic

New Relic 9.0
Based on 3 answers
New Relic interface can be tricky to setup sometimes, especially on dashboards, but the overall usability is great. We also find particularly interesting the chart creation tools. There are no major issues that prevented us using any of their services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

New Relic

New Relic 10.0
Based on 1 answer
we have never had any down time issues!!!
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 3 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

Sentry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

New Relic

New Relic 8.5
Based on 4 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

Sentry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

New Relic

We had originally looked into CloudWatch to monitor our resources since we have our stack built in AWS, but found that it would take additional work to setup the dashboards, alerts, and details that we wanted to see in our reports. It was worth the additional investment for us to get the data we needed with less work.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

Sentry is really a tool to be used in combination with other things, like Pingdom and PagerDuty. For those applications, Sentry is a far more full-features offering that lets you see why errors happened, not just be alerted to their occurrence. We chose it over other error monitoring applications based on flexibility and ease of use.
Joshua Dickson | 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

Sentry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

New Relic

  • New Relic helps us detect defects before our customers do.
  • New Relic helps us prioritize performance improvements. Engineers don't need to spend time measuring the latency of transactions themselves.
  • New Relic helps us notify the appropriate people rapidly when there are problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sentry

  • This type of tool can prevent losing customers (ie money) if it is constructed properly
  • Also, you can predict the improvements or possible problems long before they happen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

New Relic

General

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

Sentry

General

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

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