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What is New Relic?

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.

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9 out of 10
August 31, 2023
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What is New Relic?

New Relic offers cloud APM for application engineers, supporting observability and source of truth for engineers so they can make decisions with data across their entire software stack and the software life cycle.

There are an estimated 25 million engineers in the world across more than 25 distinct functions. Engineers can use New Relic to gather real-time insights and trending data about the performance of their software so they can be more resilient and deliver exceptional customer experiences. New Relic provides a platform that is built and sold as a unified experience, offering access to a secure telemetry cloud for metrics, events, logs, and traces; full-stack analysis tools; and predictable user-based pricing. New Relic boasts one of the industry’s largest ecosystems of open source integrations, so engineers can use New Relic alongside their other favorite applications.

New Relic Features

  • Supported: Telemetry Data Platform
  • Supported: Full-Stack Observability
  • Supported: Applied Intelligence

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New Relic Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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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.

Dynatrace, Datadog, and AppDynamics are common alternatives for New Relic.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of New Relic are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Value and Ease of Use: Users have consistently praised New Relic Synthetics for its value and user-friendly interface, making monitoring and gaining insights a straightforward process. The affordability combined with the intuitive design has been highlighted by many reviewers as a key advantage.

Alerting Functionality: Reviewers have highlighted the effectiveness of the alerting functionality within New Relic, emphasizing its importance in promptly notifying them of issues. Several users have specifically mentioned how the timely alerts have helped them address potential issues before they escalate.

UI Organization: The UI of New Relic is commended for how it organizes data in a relevant and easily understood manner, simplifying the monitoring process for users. Many reviewers appreciate the clear layout that allows them to quickly access essential information without confusion or unnecessary navigation steps.

Technical Complexity: Users have reported that the platform's technical nature makes it challenging to navigate and utilize effectively. They have highlighted a lack of intuitiveness in the interface design, leading to confusion and inefficiencies in using various features. Some users have suggested that simplifying the user experience and providing more guidance on complex functionalities would enhance usability.

Pricing Confusion: Reviewers have mentioned struggling with understanding the pricing model of the platform, including finding it difficult to determine which features are included in different pricing tiers. The perceived ambiguity around costs has led some users to feel uncertain about budgeting for licenses and maximizing value from their investment. Clarity in pricing structures could alleviate these concerns and improve overall satisfaction.

Integration Challenges: Several users have faced obstacles during their initial attempts to integrate with the platform due to insufficient documentation and support resources. These users have emphasized the importance of comprehensive guidance on integration processes to streamline setup procedures and minimize disruptions. Enhancing documentation quality could facilitate smoother integrations for new users and reduce frustration levels during implementation.

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New Relic is primarily a DevOps tool that helps us identify issues in our web app. We use it optimize our hosting environment and code. It saves us lots of time by pinpointing where the bottlenecks are in our website performance.
  • UI organizes data in a relevant and easy understood way.
  • Installed agent is easy to configure and maintain.
  • Agent is lightweight and consumes few server resources.
  • Licensing plans keep changing.
  • Longer data history would be nice.
It's the one tool that helps a DevOps engineer optimize their app and hosting environment with fast feedback from near real time data. The graphs make it easy to share data with developer and system administrators and facilitates collaboration. We can identify a DB query that can be made more efficient or determine if a database server needs to be upsized without trial and error.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Tech department uses new relics in general, and much more on customer-facing systems, since their load changes drastically.
  • Gather data: the integrations and data collection helped us setup.
  • Organise data: the way we can investigate issues and usage profiles is really useful and accessible.
  • The interface sometimes fails, giving no values for a certain range. This sometimes happens, which maims our confidence a little bit, but it seems to be an all-or-nothing issue (meaning when the data is there, it is always correct).
It's well suited when you need an easy way to monitor resources.
Yaniv Vararu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use New Relic within the R&D department, but our support group uses it as well. We use it mainly for logging purposes (of our servers), but we also use it for monitoring our services and [sending] automatic alerts to ourselves based on these logs (meaning - when crossing a certain threshold of high error rates for example).
  • Lets you query the servers' logs.
  • Send automatic alerts based on high error rates.
  • Manually monitor the servers based on the logs.
  • The UX/UI of the software is not so intuitive and the learning curve is stiff.
  • There are so many params to use, which makes it more difficult than the benefit of flexibility.
New Relic is well suited for gathering the logs from all of our servers, later on enabling [us] to query them (also in real-time) for debugging purposes. It's also built for helping [to monitor] our servers and comparing stats backward in order to see the trends in our servers' performance.
January 18, 2022

New Relic experience

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company uses the New Relic for the monitoring and alerting initially. But along the way, as the New Relic keeps increasing the number of features, we as engineering also explore and learn more about the features. There are a lot of useful features that increase the visibility of our system condition in any segment in our stack, including Mobile Apps & browsers, API, Cluster, Infrastructure, Database, and many other services. New Relic also helps to detect anomalies in our system easier, make troubleshooting more simple, and monitor as comprehensive as our needs. The capability of New Relic is not limited to a system but also helps our business by monitoring the SLA and other business metrics that we can define by ourselves.
  • Clear visibility for each part or the whole part of the system
  • Monitoring and Alerting is not limited for the system needs, but also business needs
  • We can define metrics or create any dashboard by ourselves
  • As we are trying to monitor the expenses in our multi-cloud system, the GCP integration did not have the cost monitoring yet as it does in AWS integration
  • As we are using the SQS and Pub/Sub, we cannot find the capability for the queue data analysis feature
New Relic has so many great features that would be helpful but it come with an expensive price tag. If your company only needs some part of it, I do recommend choosing the less pricey one or just building your monitoring system using open source. But if your company growth is doing great and you want to improve by having visibility in each aspect of your system and integrating with business needs, New Relic is the way.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New Relic is used across many departments in our company. Some of the areas we use New Relic for: - monitoring our API health and performance for our Prem and cloud applications. - tracking our Core web vitals. - Debug production issues (JS Errors, Stack traces, and profiling) - use synthetic scripts to monitor critical user flows.
  • Quick overview of the health of your application.
  • Easy creation of alerts.
  • Can create dashboards easily and quickly.
  • UX/UI is not intuitive always and has a learning curve.
  • .Net support still feels a bit behind other languages.
  • Azure integration needs more improvement
Provides quick APM out of the box with little configuration needed. Once you have Distributed tracing-enabled linking of transactions, errors and logging happen automatically and make it easier to troubleshoot issues or understand what is going on at that time.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New Relic is currently being used at a small scale in our organization, since we were using other APM products now we are evaluating New Relic with small-sized environment monitoring within it. As of now, we are monitoring our business applications, their related servers, databases, web performance, and application code tracing using New Relic.
  • Code Transaction tracing.
  • Application performance monitoring.
  • Database monitoring.
  • Web performance monitoring.
  • AIOps
  • Machine Learning.
  • Predictive Intelligence.
  • Topology Mapping.
  • IT Infrastructure events Correlation.
New Relic is suitable in the below scenarios -
1. If you are looking for an Application Performance Tool (APM).
2. If you are looking for a SaaS-based APM tool.
3. If you are looking for cloud services monitoring tool.
4. If you are looking for Application, Database, Servers, and Web services monitoring tool.
Sharique Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[New Relic] is the default Application Performance Monitoring and Observability solution for a set of newly launched product lines. The product line is a cloud-based application suite on Microsoft Azure using the Microservices architecture containerized and deployed using the Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service. We have made use of practically all the services of New Relic starting from APM, Mobile Observability, Frontend to Scripted Browser and API, and so on.
  • Ease of integration with cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure.
  • Scripted Browser is a great feature.
  • Recent deep integration with Kubernetes is also really helpful.
  • The usability of New Relic Web console still can be improved.
  • New Relic should provide native python module for scripting.
  • Ability to publish and provide access to dashboards can be streamlined.
New Relic is very well suited for the modern application architecture where API and MicroServices takes the center stage.
It's very easy to identify and analyze performance bottlenecks. You can even compare API performance between a previous and the latest release and use strategies like Canary deployments. It can be setup along with PagerDuty as a great SRE toolset
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our company, we use New Relic for both client and server side logging. We use both the out-of-the box tools and custom logging to keep track of app health. Most of my experience with it is using it to track logging and create dashboards for our front-end. Logging comes from JavaScript, and we use some of the built-ins to track page performance, etc.
  • Dashboards are quite slick - there's a lot you can do and they look great in demos.
  • Writing queries has a learning curve, but they're powerful once you learn them.
  • Lot of documentation!
  • There is a lot of documentation, but it is somewhat scattered, and the navigation is painful at times. I've often just navigated from a page and have to use the back button or my browser history to find it again.
  • It would be great to have the documentation more organized by task (e.g. I'm a front-end developer who wants to implement custom JS logging, where do I begin).
  • Environmental variables for dashboards! Grafana has this, it's great for when you're building a site in a test environment, but then want to be able to quickly update all your queries at once for the production environment. We've found workarounds, but they're hacky.
New Relic seems like a great tool for general site ops. It's a little difficult to onboard a new front-end developer to use it quickly, since most of the tutorials are focused towards back-end developers and those familiar with site ops. I've noticed over the past few years, New Relic has definitely made moves to be more front-end developer friendly and added more out-of-the box tooling, so I expect it will continue to prove in this arena.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is currently used as one of the main Monitoring/Alerting tools of choice within the organisation.
It serves different purposes:
  • Single point of truth regarding IT/Infra/Networking Status.
  • Monitoring and alerting of Critical Systems.
  • Collaborative work with the use of dashboards.
  • Identification of anomalies all across our systems.
  • Confirmation of hypothesis during design and/or troubleshooting.
  • It has been transforming the company a very high pace. They are constantly adding new features and services that are well received.
  • Customer service. Had the opportunity to talk with different representatives and you can feel the sense of urgency and understanding of the issues. While providing options to solve them or thinking to introduce that as a future feature.
  • Handles amazing volumes of data in a very efficient way. It tends to process very complex queries quite rapidly.
  • In case you find that any of the available options don't cater to your own needs. New Relic provides Development Tools to bring your personal idea into reality.
  • Moving away from the old look and feel of Insight can be difficult. Perhaps there are still clients adopting those old visualisations. However I see a constant flood of features that are meant to substitute that.
  • The visual feedback when creating a new Alerting can be a little difficult. At times you have to be aware of the NRQL language and even after understanding it. Is not always easy to translate that into the creation of the new alert. For example is not possible to test your alert 2 or 3 weeks before as sliding into the past to confirm the new alert.
  • Due to the amount of innovation being brought to the platform it can be daunting to some users. Nowadays it seems the same and/or similar functionality can be found on different places. Perhaps is a delicate balance there.
  • Certain graphs have limitation on the number of metrics they can show. For example still today on Infrastructure dashboards there is a limit of 20 hosts to visualise.
  • The cost of the storage can be expensive specially if you want to keep data for more than 3 months.
New Relic is a full-fledged solution that can serve practically anyone. There are however certain caveats for example in certain situations the only way to monitor and/or alert on issues is through the use of NRQL. Which can put certain users back because they have to learn the technology first. Worth mentioning that is not particularly hard to learn it just take a little more time. However once that learning curve is completed the power of the tool can be fully leveraged.

So it's a powerful tool, very much customisable and can serve to everyone's needs. But to use it to the full potential you may need to learn at least the basics of NRQL. Perhaps there are tools less powerful but easier to use. So it very much depends on the complexity of your business.
Ajit Bhagyanathan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using New Relic extensively for large scale state project which need[s] higher security compliant to monitor end to end application metrics and performance.
  • Dashboard.
  • Default navigation and segregation of layers of application components.
  • Less control over alert management when not need.
  • The cognitive alert doesn't recognize weekdays vs weekend traffic variation in the past when generating [an] alert.
New Relic is a great insight for large-scale application monitoring. Moving away from host-based pricing to the user and data-based price models was a good decision last year. In the Azure space, many of the metrics become duplicates to application insight or azure monitoring.
Nathan Tsai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use New Relic to monitor our transactions and database queries. We've implemented alerting when certain thresholds are met and create dashboards to pinpoint pain points in our system's performance. It's being used across our Engineering department and it addresses SLA, customer satisfaction, and system health.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Useful charts.
  • Insightful data.
  • Steep learning curve.
  • The website is slow.
New Relic works great for monitoring a complex piece of software where performance matters most. It's great at identifying bottlenecks in your application and database queries. New Relic is also great for any DevOps team, as it allows quick visual access to complex systems.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Each engineering team within the organization has the opportunity to use whatever tools they feel will be most effective for their needs, however, New Relic is the primary tool the organization actively provides to users. There is strategic value in maintaining the majority of the organization's telemetry data within a single platform and New Relic provides 80%+ of the tools needed for most monitoring situations to gather that data.
  • Variety of tools to meet the myriad needs of development teams and projects
  • Robust support and community engagement, they are even willing to engage on a limited basis to help you instrument tools the right way.
  • New platform pricing is now in place that makes all tools accessible to even smaller teams.
  • They have so many tools that it's easy to get lost and confused.
  • They have so much documentation and many tools are so flexible that it's easy for new users to become overwhelmed.
  • Navigating Enterprise pricing negotiations can be very involved.
New Relic provides tools most teams need to address the 3 pillars of observability: metrics (APM, Infrastructure, Browser, Serverless, and more), tracing spans (APM, Browser, Serverless, and more), and logs. New Relic also provides unlimited ingest into its large data platform, which may allow teams to do away with the toil and overhead associated with supporting 3rd-party data aggregation and visualization tools like Graphite and Grafana. Finally, by using their new AIOps platform, teams get the benefit of intelligent monitoring and alerting, which can simplify the process of identifying events that need to be addressed to avoid customer impact.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New Relic is configured at our main company website. It is used to view traffic load, CPU load, memory load, response time, latencies and errors. Since the website uses a very heavy back end, New Relic gives us detailed information regarding all processes that cause the most latency. We can then drill down to the heaviest processes and perform tweaks with surgical precision. This helped us to make the website at least 80% faster which we couldn't have done otherwise. After this period of tweaking, we did not use New Relic very often. In fact, I don't think it's very relevant for us right now.
  • Drilling down into processes to code level.
  • Detailed information regarding unhandled errors.
  • Drilling down into code sometimes stops once you get to a point where you can't go any further.
  • Client side load profiling is not always helpful.
Well suited to find the processes that cause the bulk of CPU load, network load, memory load etc., etc. Find very detailed logging on unhandled errors that you wouldn't have found out without New Relic. You can drill down into the function tree to get to that single database call that caused the website 6 seconds to load.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used NewRelic across all departments in the organization. It allowed us to give visibility into different metrics of the backing database. Also allows for easy construction of dashboards for accurate graphic representation of data across the organizations relevant to the different departments; whether it is tracking usage of a new feature, installs, or unique events.
  • Charting of data.
  • Easy SQL query backed reporting.
  • Easier navigation.
  • More guidance for those that don't know SQL.
Great dashboarding capabilities. Can build out reports of any level of complexity.
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New Relic APM is currently being used as a consolidation tool. As our organization is shifting focus into the cloud, utilization of native SaaS is of specific value. We had initially started by monitoring our external websites and have now begun expanding into our internal sites as well as mobile applications. This gives us a better understanding of end-user customer experience and quickly allows us to improve customer experience.
  • Ease of configuration makes it quick to apply and begin receiving and reviewing of data.
  • Dashboarding is intuitive and easy to understand.
  • The depth of data collected allows for more details application development.
  • From an end user stand point only seeing the "Top" isn't as helpful as it could be if multiple sources are associated to the same JVM.
  • From an administrative standpoint, the inability to take default dashboards and dissect them within insights makes it less intuitive to recreate for other processes.
Step transactions and Web URL sequence monitoring is more difficult than it could be. Having a recorder process would take this tool to the next level. That said, the console is so easy to use that there is hardly any training required to access data you need to find or view.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New Relic is used for all our customer environments. We use it for monitoring and improvement purposes. I am a developer who is also started to play a role as DevOps day by day (thinking in DevOps concept is being mandatory each passing day as you most of you could notice). I really observe benefits on many topics in the context of monitoring and innovation especially for the improvement occassions.
  • It is a great tool to discover which processes are most consuming and improve your products.
  • It finds out bottlenecks easily with sufficient visualized graphs. For example, you can quickly get answers of where a received http request did come from and by which method / section (a remote call, db query, a calculation etc).
  • It is also possible to profile your JVM easily (if your app runs on JVM for sure).
  • It can feed your ES data, therefore link to for instance pager duty.
  • Display overall KPIs like rendering time and page load time of a web page. It can be also useful if your app also contains HTML UI.
  • It is not so easy to investigate data by filtering in a specific time window. I hope that UX will be improved. IMO, time picker is not user-friendly.
  • The learning curve might be plaguesome for an ordinal tech guy at first.
  • Don't know pricing terms /strategy or other suff, however our managers' complain about the highness :)
If you have a product which is used by at least 1 customer or you plan to sell more you have to improve. That's why you are going to fix and improve each day. But where to start or in which order / priority? This means you need an APM tool for it. That tool is one of the best and probably what it is cut out for!
Matthew Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use NewRelic primarily for application performance management (APM), though have enabled a few of the optional extras (infrastructure, as an example). The software makes it easy for us to find performance bottlenecks in code while making system up-time monitoring simplistic and efficient.

Insights allow us to create useful dashboards to keep a close eye on web server errors, CPU usage, transaction deviation and more.
  • Simplifies bottleneck diagnostics
  • Create alerts easily for system events (errors, traffic, 404-ing etc) and integrate easily with third parties
  • Monitor web page performance & site usage
  • Steep learning curve
  • No Apple Watch app, though the NewRelic iOS app can flag alerts on your watch, if you have them configured
New Relic is very well suited to identify performance bottlenecks and identify areas where there's room for improvement in your application. It narrows down the time and resource consumption to a method-level which makes it much simpler for developers to implement performance enhancements and apply fixes more practically than out in the wild.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used New Relic (NR) while we were experimenting with highly scalable fault-tolerant web apps. In a micro-service architecture, it is hard to draw lines between individual server level reports and collective application reports. We found out about New Relic through Google ads and there were some promotions going on regarding free t-shirts and so on, so we decided to try it. We used NR for application monitoring purposes in a 3-instance environment scaled across 3 different AZ.
  • It was particularly good at aggregating the results and showing one view for it. The views were customizable and easy to work with.
  • We definitely appreciated the range of processes you can monitor using New Relic. It was a good solution to monitor servers and DBs.
  • Loved the ability to integrate different plugins as per our use case. This way we also came to know about some metrics that we didn't initially account for, and it helped us a lot in figuring out our performance.
  • Given that we were using different AZ, New Relic helped us see the different response times from different geography.
  • First and foremost, their UI needs to implement better web sockets. This would definitely improve the performance and make it light weight.
  • We were doing experiments back then, and were short on fundings like any other startup. So we made the decision to not use any feature that might create a hard dependency for us. Hence we only used the free features. I wish there was a better pricing model for startups.
  • Not really a big issue, but maybe they can sponsor better documents, like a step by step setup process, in sites like Medium that people can follow. Their documentation is kind of overwhelming.
New Relic is best suited if you have can afford it. There are tons of plugins you can integrate and tons of metrics you can analyze. However, for startups, I wouldn't recommend it especially because of the heavy pricing model. There is also the number of instances you have to consider. If you have less, don't go for it. If it's more than 10 or so servers, it makes sense for the purchase.
Angus Bagchee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New Relic is being used for application performance monitoring as well as for outage root cause analyses. It is used company-wide. New Relic mainly addresses business continuity and performance requirements for business.
  • Presentation of APM data in a concise and easy to visualize format in dashboards.
  • Ability to drill down into details.
  • Recent thrust into making better AI-based dynamic baselining offers has great potential.
  • Dashboards are somewhat cluttered and can use a sharper look and feel. I would prefer a more minimalistic approach.
  • Ability to discover processes is not always without errors.
  • The pricing model can be a bit more flexible (and affordable).
Well suited for bootstrapping an APM program.
August 08, 2018

Simple & Intuitive

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The main business problem we solve using New Relic is the prevention of disasters before they occur. Using this analytic tool we have witnessed a few incidents real time that could potentially effect production users - which we were able to isolate and use emergency change control to fix.
  • NewRelic is a simple and intuitive solution that gives detailed performance metrics for every aspect of the environment, in real-time.
  • I love the amount of detail I can receive on very detailed aspects of my software.
  • I am able to view app performance down to specific lines of code. This allows me to see what the code is connected to, effecting and the resources being used.
  • The paid solutions are a bit pricey unless you are looking at it as a scalable solution for your future growth.
  • The only other thing I can think of is that the learning curve is a bit steep for inexperienced users.
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