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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.

What is Scout?

Scout is application monitoring that points developers right to the source of problems: N+1 database queries, memory bloat, performance trends, and more. Scout eliminates much of the investigation part when performance woes occur.

What is Skylight?

Skylight is a smart profiler for your Rails apps that visualizes request performance across all of your servers.
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      What are some alternatives to New Relic, Scout, and Skylight?
      AppDynamics
      AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.
      Datadog
      Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
      Splunk
      Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
      Airbrake
      Airbrake collects errors for your applications in all major languages and frameworks. We alert you to new errors and give you critical context, trends and details needed to find and fix errors fast.
      Prometheus
      Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
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      Decisions about New Relic, Scout, and Skylight
      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 71.8K 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 · 45.2K 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 · 255K 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 New Relic, Scout, and Skylight
      Avatar of coryvirok
      Co-Founder, CTO at Rollbar
      Review ofScoutScout

      We love Scout at Rollbar. Here's how we use it.

      Zero configuration monitoring for new hosts

      We have added Scout to our Ansible configuration for new host setup. So, when we provision a new machine, we get basic monitoring without any extra configuration. Once the host is up and running, we add it to the appropriate role in Scout and all of our monitoring plugins are magically deployed and enabled on the new host.

      Monitoring HTTP response codes

      One of the best things about Scout is how beautiful and therefore usable their graphs are. We have a Scout dashboard which shows all of our response codes which allows us to quickly see connections between different hosts when problems occur.

      Custom plugins!

      Scout's plugin model makes it really easy to extend. We have implemented our own log monitoring plugin which reports met