Grafana vs New Relic: What are the differences?
What is Grafana? Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor. Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
What is New Relic? 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.
Grafana and New Relic are primarily classified as "Monitoring" and "Performance Monitoring" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Grafana are:
- Create, edit, save & search dashboards
- Change column spans and row heights
- Drag and drop panels to rearrange
On the other hand, New Relic provides the following key features:
- Performance Data Retention
- Real-User Response Time, Throughput, & Breakdown by Layer
- App Response Time, Throughput, & Breakdown by Component
"Beautiful" is the primary reason why developers consider Grafana over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking New Relic.
Grafana is an open source tool with 29.3K GitHub stars and 5.55K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grafana's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, New Relic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3143 company stacks & 566 developers stacks; compared to Grafana, which is listed in 558 company stacks and 313 developer stacks.
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