New Relic vs SpeedCurve

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New Relic vs SpeedCurve: What are the differences?

Developers describe New Relic 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. On the other hand, SpeedCurve is detailed as "Front-end performance monitoring. It's WebPageTest on steroids!". SpeedCurve gives you continuous feedback on how your front-end code is affecting the performance of your website. Get detailed build analysis and performance filmstrips for your own website and then benchmark your performance against the competition to make sure your website loads faster.

New Relic can be classified as a tool in the "Performance Monitoring" category, while SpeedCurve is grouped under "Font-end Performance 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, SpeedCurve provides the following key features:

  • Front-end performance monitoring
  • Track asset sizes and requests
  • Built in Google PagesSpeed Insight reports
Decisions about New Relic and SpeedCurve
Attila Fulop
Team Leader at Artkonekt · | 3 upvotes · 77.4K views

I haven't heard much about Datadog until about a year ago. Ironically, the NewRelic sales person who I had a series of trainings with was trash talking about Datadog a lot. That drew my attention to Datadog and I gave it a try at another client project where we needed log handling, dashboards and alerting.

In 2019, Datadog was already offering log management and from that perspective, it was ahead of NewRelic. Other than that, from my perspective, the two tools are offering a very-very similar set of tools. Therefore I wouldn't say there's a significant difference between the two, the decision is likely a matter of taste. The pricing is also very similar.

The reasons why we chose Datadog over NewRelic were:

  • The presence of log handling feature (since then, logging is GA at NewRelic as well since falls 2019).
  • The setup was easier even though I already had experience with NewRelic, including participation in NewRelic trainings.
  • The UI of Datadog is more compact and my experience is smoother.
  • The NewRelic UI is very fragmented and New Relic One is just increasing this experience for me.
  • The log feature of Datadog is very well designed, I find very useful the tagging logs with services. The log filtering is also very awesome.

Bottom line is that both tools are great and it makes sense to discover both and making the decision based on your use case. In our case, Datadog was the clear winner due to its UI, ease of setup and the awesome logging and alerting features.

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Benoit Larroque
Principal Engineer at Sqreen · | 2 upvotes · 73.7K views

I chose Datadog APM because the much better APM insights it provides (flamegraph, percentiles by default).

The drawbacks of this decision are we had to move our production monitoring to TimescaleDB + Telegraf instead of NR Insight

NewRelic is definitely easier when starting out. Agent is only a lib and doesn't require a daemon

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Pros of New Relic
Pros of SpeedCurve
  • 415
    Easy setup
  • 345
    Really powerful
  • 244
    Awesome visualization
  • 194
    Ease of use
  • 152
    Great ui
  • 107
    Free tier
  • 81
    Great tool for insights
  • 66
    Heroku Integration
  • 55
    Market leader
  • 49
    Peace of mind
  • 21
    Push notifications
  • 20
    Email notifications
  • 16
    Error Detection and Alerting
  • 16
    Heroku Add-on
  • 12
    Multiple language support
  • 11
    Server Resources Monitoring
  • 11
    SQL Analysis
  • 9
    Transaction Tracing
  • 8
    Azure Add-on
  • 8
    Apdex Scores
  • 7
    Analysis of CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network
  • 6
    Application Response Times
  • 6
    Detailed reports
  • 6
    Performance of External Services
  • 6
    Error Analysis
  • 6
    Application Availability Monitoring and Alerting
  • 5
    Most Time Consuming Transactions
  • 5
    JVM Performance Analyzer (Java)
  • 4
    Easy to use
  • 4
    Browser Transaction Tracing
  • 4
    Top Database Operations
  • 3
    Pagoda Box integration
  • 3
    Custom Dashboards
  • 3
    Weekly Performance Email
  • 3
    Application Map
  • 2
    Easy to setup
  • 2
    App Speed Index
  • 2
    Easy visibility
  • 1
    Metric Data Retention
  • 1
    Team Collaboration Tools
  • 1
    Worst Transactions by User Dissatisfaction
  • 1
    Real User Monitoring Analysis and Breakdown
  • 1
    Time Comparisons
  • 1
    Access to Performance Data API
  • 1
    Metric Data Resolution
  • 1
    Background Jobs Transaction Analysis
  • 1
    Incident Detection and Alerting
  • 1
    Real User Monitoring Overview
  • 1
    Best of the best, what more can you ask for
  • 1
    Best monitoring on the market
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    Rails integration
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    Free
  • 1
    Super Expensive
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    Exceptions
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 1
    Understandable reports and great benchmark

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Cons of New Relic
Cons of SpeedCurve
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    Pricing model doesn't suit microservices
  • 10
    UI isn't great
  • 7
    Expensive
  • 7
    Visualizations aren't very helpful
  • 5
    Hard to understand why things in your app are breaking
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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 SpeedCurve?

    SpeedCurve gives you continuous feedback on how your front-end code is affecting the performance of your website. Get detailed build analysis and performance filmstrips for your own website and then benchmark your performance against the competition to make sure your website loads faster.

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