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AppOptics vs New Relic: What are the differences?

Developers describe AppOptics as "APM with distributed tracing, infrastructure monitoring, and custom metrics, all in one place". Monitor applications, infrastructure, and servers in one platform. Out-of-the-box dashboards. Metrics. Analytics. On the other hand, New Relic is detailed as "SaaS Application Performance Management for Ruby, PHP, .Net, Java, Python, and Node.js Apps". New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.

AppOptics belongs to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack, while New Relic can be primarily classified under "Performance Monitoring".

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What is AppOptics?

Monitor applications, infrastructure, and servers in one platform. Out-of-the-box dashboards. Metrics. Analytics.

What is New Relic?

New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
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        What are some alternatives to AppOptics and New Relic?
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        Decisions about AppOptics and New Relic
        Julien DeFrance
        Julien DeFrance
        Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 121K views
        atStessaStessa
        New Relic
        New Relic
        Datadog
        Datadog
        #APM

        Which #APM / #Infrastructure #Monitoring solution to use?

        The 2 major players in that space are New Relic and Datadog Both are very comparable in terms of pricing, capabilities (Datadog recently introduced APM as well).

        In our use case, keeping the number of tools minimal was a major selection criteria.

        As we were already using #NewRelic, my recommendation was to move to the pro tier so we would benefit from advanced APM features, synthetics, mobile & infrastructure monitoring. And gain 360 degree view of our infrastructure.

        Few things I liked about New Relic: - Mobile App and push notificatin - Ease of setting up new alerts - Being notified via email and push notifications without requiring another alerting 3rd party solution

        I've certainly seen use cases where NewRelic can also be used as an input data source for Datadog. Therefore depending on your use case, it might also be worth evaluating a joint usage of both solutions.

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        Jerome Dalbert
        Jerome Dalbert
        Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 83.8K views
        atStackShareStackShare
        Heroku
        Heroku
        New Relic
        New Relic
        Skylight
        Skylight
        Rails
        Rails
        Pingdom
        Pingdom
        Slack
        Slack

        We currently monitor performance with the following tools:

        1. Heroku Metrics: our main app is Hosted on Heroku, so it is the best place to get quick server metrics like memory usage, load averages, or response times.
        2. Good old New Relic for detailed general metrics, including transaction times.
        3. Skylight for more specific Rails Controller#action transaction times. Navigating those timings is much better than with New Relic, as you get a clear full breakdown of everything that happens for a given request.

        Skylight offers better Rails performance insights, so why use New Relic? Because it does frontend monitoring, while Skylight doesn't. Now that we have a separate frontend app though, our frontend engineers are looking into more specialized frontend monitoring solutions.

        Finally, if one of our apps go down, Pingdom alerts us on Slack and texts some of us.

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        Sebastian Gębski
        Sebastian Gębski
        CTO at Shedul/Fresha · | 4 upvotes · 320.5K views
        atFresha EngineeringFresha Engineering
        CircleCI
        CircleCI
        Jenkins
        Jenkins
        Git
        Git
        GitHub
        GitHub
        New Relic
        New Relic
        AppSignal
        AppSignal
        Sentry
        Sentry
        Logentries
        Logentries

        Regarding Continuous Integration - we've started with something very easy to set up - CircleCI , but with time we're adding more & more complex pipelines - we use Jenkins to configure & run those. It's much more effort, but at some point we had to pay for the flexibility we expected. Our source code version control is Git (which probably doesn't require a rationale these days) and we keep repos in GitHub - since the very beginning & we never considered moving out. Our primary monitoring these days is in New Relic (Ruby & SPA apps) and AppSignal (Elixir apps) - we're considering unifying it in New Relic , but this will require some improvements in Elixir app observability. For error reporting we use Sentry (a very popular choice in this class) & we collect our distributed logs using Logentries (to avoid semi-manual handling here).

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        Reviews of AppOptics and New Relic
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        How developers use AppOptics and New Relic
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        StackShare uses New RelicNew Relic

        Free Heroku add-on. Not particularly useful for us. Rails profilers tend to do a better job at the app level. And I can never really figure out what’s going on with Heroku by looking at New Relic. I don’t know if we’re just not using New Relic correctly or if it really does just suck for our use case. But I guess some insight is better than none.

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        MaxCDN uses New RelicNew Relic

        How do you know what parts of the workflow need improvement? Measure it. With New Relic in place, we have graphs of our API performance and can directly see if a server or zone is causing trouble, and the impact of our changes. There’s no comparison between a real-time performance graph and “Strange, the site seems slow, I should tail the logs”.

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        Kalibrr uses New RelicNew Relic

        We monitor and troubleshoot our app's performance using New Relic, which gives us a great view into each type of request that hits our servers. It also gives us a nice weekly summary of error rates and response times so that we know how well we've done in the past week.

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        Steve Paulo uses New RelicNew Relic

        I'm trying to wring more instrumentation out of New Relic as it pertains to Rack, but for the time being, New Relic is monitoring/alerting uptime and some basic performance metrics.

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        Jeff Flynn uses New RelicNew Relic

        Just like we care about errors, we care about metrics - especially around performance. You'd be crazy not to use it - and not surprisingly, it's a one-click add-on in Heroku.

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