New Relic vs Pingdom: 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 Pingdom? Uptime and performance monitoring made easy. Pingdom is an uptime monitoring service. When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of.
New Relic belongs to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack, while Pingdom can be primarily classified under "Website Monitoring".
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, Pingdom provides the following key features:
- Uptime & Response time reports
- Multi-step transaction monitoring
- Email, text & twitter alerts
"Easy setup", "Really powerful" and "Awesome visualization" are the key factors why developers consider New Relic; whereas "Simple and reliable", "Monitoring your websites" and "Easy to use dashboard" are the primary reasons why Pingdom is favored.
Airbnb, Spotify, and StackShare are some of the popular companies that use New Relic, whereas Pingdom is used by Spotify, Dropbox, and Pinterest. New Relic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3142 company stacks & 576 developers stacks; compared to Pingdom, which is listed in 864 company stacks and 219 developer stacks.
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