Acquia site monitoring tool
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October 12, 2019

Acquia site monitoring tool

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with New Relic

We use New Relic to get stats on page hits and performance metrics of our website, hosted on Acquia. We use it to monitor slow SQL queries and also page load times and get statistics on browser types as well as what device is accessing our site's pages. It is also the default performance monitoring tool for Acquia sites.
  • Integrated tightly in Acquia environment
  • Easy to setup
  • Granular reports and statistics
  • Easy to forget about it as the integration is seamless
  • Interface can be very confusing as there are many parameters being monitored
  • We have used it for performance monitoring our website and it has provided detailed stats.
  • Easy to forget to update the Key and then the application stops monitoring without warning.
Easy to pinpoint performance bottlenecks as the application is monitored in layers and individual components can be appraised separately. We have used NewRelic to analyse the time spent in PHP and average web transaction times. We are thinking of migrating to the Pro level to take advantage of the full array of performance counters.
Our development was in the cloud and we used New Relic from the inception stages. Because it is tightly integrated into the Acquia Drupal platform, we were able to carry our monitoring account and key from Dev through Test to Live. We like the ability to monitor and retain the logs for up to 90 days on the Pro subscription.
Yes. New Relic helps us to quickly identify bottlenecks in applications and environments and provide logs and events that cross set thresholds.
Well suited for monitoring our Acquia website. We have not tried it on any other internet-facing service.

Probably overkill for any internal sites or servers as it monitors too many parameters and may be cumbersome to manage. The management interface is too cluttered and cannot be customized to only monitor deployed agents. Maybe I do not know how to do that.

New Relic Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Predictive capabilities
Not Rated
Application performance management console
Collaboration tools
Not Rated
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Virtualization monitoring
Not Rated
Server availability and performance monitoring
Not Rated
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Not Rated