New Relic vs OpsDash: What are the differences?
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.
What is OpsDash? All-in-one solution for monitoring servers, services, uptime and databases. Curated Dashboards. Rule-based alerting. OpsDash an all-in-one solution for monitoring servers, services, uptime & databases. It's been built from the ground up for maximum performance. OpsDash is fast to setup and easy to use. Available in SaaS and self-hosted versions.
New Relic and OpsDash belong to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by New Relic are:
- Performance Data Retention
- Real-User Response Time, Throughput, & Breakdown by Layer
- App Response Time, Throughput, & Breakdown by Component
On the other hand, OpsDash provides the following key features:
- monitor servers, services and databases
- smart agent
- easy to setup and use
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What are the cons of using OpsDash?
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.
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”.
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.
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.