The benefits of using New Relic with front end apps
January 14, 2022

The benefits of using New Relic with front end apps

Ítalo Daldegan de Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with New Relic

The most important use of New Relic for us is API monitoring. With NewRelic we have a real-time update about the APIS health, so we have configured alerts that trigger messages in google chat when some API is not running well. Also, it helps a lot in problems investigations, providing a lot of data to understand what is going on. We have minimal use in frontend applications too, to monitor the performance of our SPA.
  • Monitoring application
  • Providing very good data to track problems
  • Alerts
  • Good SLA
  • Better integration of backend and frontend applications
  • Assign erros
  • Better frontend erros list
  • Improve the up time of the application
  • Increase user satisfaction
  • Help to understand the need of up/down scaling apps
The most important part of the provided performance data is to understand how good or bad is being the user experience using our apps. In this aspect, [New Relic] helps us a lot our company. The alerts policy helps a lot to realize when the user experience is degrading and we can take some actions to improve.
In terms of reducing the risk of migration we can say that the basic charts of [New Relic] can say a lot if the migration went well, we recently migrated all our apps from EC2 to ECS structure, and [New Relic] was the keystone to insure that every still working fine. Talking about cost reduction, with NR we can clearly see when some app could be downscale.
With New Relic is very easy to monitor all running applications of the company, with a few clicks is possible to see all pods that are running in a cluster and understand what is going on, if some pod is running in problems and check available pods in the cluster. Also, check database connections.
For front-end applications we compared New Relic with Sentry, the most pro of [New Relic] is the capability the merge data from back-end applications, having a clear view of all the context. Another way, the Sentry is focused only on front-end applications and is not able to have this big picture of the context.

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For backend applications NewRelic is the best monitoring tool I had use. So for the propose of monitoring ECS or EKS pod and application NR provide a very great solution with a very good range of tools. Helping a lot in problem investiation about the app health and erros that happen.