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New Relic

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Score 8.4 out of 100

SolarWinds Pingdom

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • New Relic is rated higher in 1 area: Performance
  • SolarWinds Pingdom is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

New Relic

85%
111 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Pingdom

91%
39 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

New Relic

73%
10 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Pingdom

100%
4 Ratings

Usability

5.8

New Relic

58%
5 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Pingdom

100%
7 Ratings

Availability

10.0

New Relic

100%
2 Ratings

SolarWinds Pingdom

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

New Relic

80%
2 Ratings
6.0

SolarWinds Pingdom

60%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

New Relic

77%
7 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds Pingdom

80%
37 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

New Relic

70%
9 Ratings

SolarWinds Pingdom

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

New Relic

80%
1 Rating

SolarWinds Pingdom

N/A
0 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

I've found Pingdom to be the best solution for relatively simple uptime checks when you need a reliable way to run those checks and alert on failures. I haven't used their transaction monitoring or Real User Monitoring features but it may be great at those too.
Ryan Park | 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Monitoring as many websites as we can throw at it.
  • Customer Service has been extremely great with quick responses and resolution.
  • The ability to integrate with our chat client or via web hook with allows for maximum visibility amongst team members.
John Birks | 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • sometimes sends false alerts
  • there should be some threshold value for when an application is not reachable, it should alert after 30 seconds and keep sending hello packets for those 30 seconds and if still there is no response, then it should send the alert.
  • too many unwanted metrics.
Fazal Azeem | 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

General

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

Starting Price

$14.95 per month

SolarWinds Pingdom Editions & Modules

Edition
Synthetic Monitoring$101
Real User Monitoring$101
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Ted White | 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 10.0
Based on 7 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

New Relic

New Relic 7.7
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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 8.0
Based on 37 answers
Customer service from Solarwinds has always been stellar. We've never gone unnoticed, even though we're currently within their tail segment. They're a great partner to us and indeed an important one. When we've had to submit a ticket, we've always received a response within 24 hours. I'd highly recommend SolarWinds to any organization with a server network
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

SolarWinds Pingdom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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 selected SolarWinds Pingdom for this case due to our previous acquaintance which left a good impression on us.
Yaniv Vararu | 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Makes sure people trying out Quepid.com don't experience broken onboarding experiences.
  • Confidence that when I bring up a demo for a customer, it is up and responding!
  • Keeps my cloud-deployed services "warm" by hitting them every minute, so when I go to hit them, they are up and running.
  • Confidence in your infrastructure.
Eric Pugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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