New Relic vs. SolarWinds Pingdom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
New Relic
Score 8.6 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
SolarWinds Pingdom
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds Pingdom is a website uptime monitoring and alert tool, with additional reporting and Real User Monitoring capabilities. Pingdom is part of SolarWinds’s DevOps package, enabling full-stack monitoring as a service.
$14.95
per month
Pricing
New RelicSolarWinds Pingdom
Editions & Modules
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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Enterprise
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Synthetic Monitoring
$10
per month
Real User Monitoring
$10
per month
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
New RelicSolarWinds Pingdom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
New RelicSolarWinds Pingdom
Considered Both Products
New Relic
Chose New Relic
New Relic and pingdom has the capability to monitor many parameters of the customers but New Relic has more products integrated into the app itself
Chose New Relic
There's nothing like New Relic. pingdom has an APM module but it lacks the detail of New Relic. Datadog's strength is measuring the hosting infrastructure rather than the app itself. Sometime you need APM to see what your app is doing.
Chose New Relic
50/50
Chose New Relic
New Relic has a native integration with the IaaS service that the company utilizes which made it very easy to set up, integrate, and it also has consolidated billing with that IaaS service which is a big plus for the organization. After evaluating, I also thought it had the …
SolarWinds Pingdom
Chose SolarWinds Pingdom
We have looked into using New Relic Synthetics to achieve the same results we are achieving with Pingdom, ultimately Pingdom is significantly cheaper for essentially the same functionality.
Chose SolarWinds Pingdom
We have been with Pingdom since before it was SolarWinds Pingdom. It remains stable and solutions driven and has done so for many years. While it has many features we do not utilize, we are always looking to see which ones we can start to use when we have time. Some of the more …
Chose SolarWinds Pingdom
Some of the products mentioned here are much more "holistic solutions" for monitoring, analyzing, logging, alerting, etc., but for the use case, we use SolarWinds Pingdom. I think that SolorWinds Pingdom is much simpler and friendlier for configuring and maintaining. We …
Chose SolarWinds Pingdom
Pingdom is best at what it does: simple uptime checks.
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User Ratings
New RelicSolarWinds Pingdom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(125 ratings)
7.4
(65 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(16 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
7.5
(8 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(7 ratings)
7.3
(54 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
New RelicSolarWinds Pingdom
Likelihood to Recommend
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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SolarWinds
I believe the scenarios we used it for were quite well covered, from the executive perspective. The downtime alarms worked very well and were easy to setup, uptime monitoring tools were clear and easy to use, even for non-technical people (C-level) and the SLA management tools allowed us to spend less time, and have less friction, with our clients
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Pros
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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SolarWinds
  • The alerts are very responsive offering quite detailed timing information
  • The UI for reports is very clear and set up of reports is very intuitive
  • Customer service was good when there were problems - e.g. lapsing billing causing reporting to go down
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Cons
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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SolarWinds
  • The PagerDuty integration could be a lot better. When you use the PagerDuty integration, it doesn't send any information about which check failed! It just sends a message like "Timeout (> 30s)" -- this isn't very helpful when we have hundreds of checks. We've worked around this by using both the PagerDuty and Slack integrations and having them both post to the same Slack channel. But this means that when an engineer is paged from PagerDuty, they have to go to Slack (or Pingdom) to find the details about the page; it's not available on the page itself.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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SolarWinds
Recently added features have made Pingdom less intuitive for our requirements. While Pingdom has a broad offering and remains a good value, it is becoming more than we need. Our customer base is becoming more and more global and Pingdom still lacks Asia-Pacific monitoring, which we will need within a year.
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Usability
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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SolarWinds
Pingdom is easy to use, very intuitive and has a very short learning curve. From the onset, we've been able to jump in and leverage the tool to accomplish our goals for page speed performance and discover the insights we need to make improvements. Its a well-designed tool and makes for a good user experience.
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Reliability and Availability
New Relic
Never observed an outage
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SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
Performance
New Relic
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
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SolarWinds
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
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Support Rating
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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SolarWinds
Support responded the same day to my query, as I was setting the product up but couldn't find the setting I needed. This was successfully resolved in a short time frame, so I was pleased with how quickly we were able to get this resolved. I haven't needed to contact support since.
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Implementation Rating
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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SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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SolarWinds
  1. PRTG Network Monitor was a far more complicated tool to use and set up albeit it does both Internal and External monitoring. The setup wasn't intuitive and there are too many configuration options to complete to form an alert
  2. Amazon CloudWatch is specific to AWS resources and cannot be easily use outside of the AWS Ecosystem
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Scalability
New Relic
Agent deployment is easily integrated into our workflow. Adding the agent to new servers is quick and painless
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SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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SolarWinds
  • Honestly, we have 4 other products that overlap this functionality whose organizations provide far superior support. At this point it is an unnecessary expense.
  • In my opinion, their lack of support responsiveness and commitment has impacted our IT agility.
  • Its time to explore other alternatives.
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