Help understand your application and also allocate better your infrastructure resources
November 01, 2019

Help understand your application and also allocate better your infrastructure resources

Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with New Relic

It's being used by the developers working on the application. New Relic helps the team to find bottlenecks and performance problems introduced with the changes. It also helps to break the request flow into several steps so we can understand how the application works under the hood and how we have to tackle problems.
  • Performance metrics are great.
  • Connection between systems is fantastic, especially when you're working with microservices.
  • The breakdown of pieces in the application is very nice.
  • The price is still high compared with competitors.
  • If you want to stay on the free plan, there's not much to compare since you will lose the history.
  • New Relic helped the company to find out that they are allocating a lot of resources that were not being used.
  • The further migration after analysis cut the costs by 2/3.
It's helpful for developers and managers to easily see how much resources we have in the infrastructure and how much is being used. The interface is intuitive enough that the engineering manager can understand what is going on and generate his own reports.
We were already using the cloud before New Relic, but we could cut our costs by 2/3 by understanding where we could cost and buy a cheap and better infrastructure that suits our needs.
We are currently not using the thresholds and alerts. New Relic serves as a reactive platform. From time to time, we take a look at the metrics we have and think about how to improve.
I prefer New Relic over Datadog. I like their dashboard and I'm used to how it works in general. The price for Datadog is lower though, which makes the company consider it from time to time.
I would use New Relic on every new Rails application I build. I can see how useful it is and I've been doing that for years now. When you have multiple applications and want to understand what is going all between all of them, New Relic is also a great choice. You can "tag" the request and New Relic will create a map for you.

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