We performed a comparison between New Relic and AWS X-Ray based on real PeerSpot user reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: New Relic has versatile features, provides in-depth application information, and has accurate alert mechanisms. Customers praise New Relic's customer service and support. AWS X-Ray is functional but lacks the same level of features and ease of use as New Relic.
"AWS X-RAY identifies bottlenecks in terms of stability and performance and how long certain data lives in terms of response time and duration."
"The most promising feature of AWS X-Ray is that you can debug the issues through the proper logs. You can also get an analysis out of the logs for some use cases, though I have yet to try all the features of AWS X-Ray."
"The most important one is compliance. We're able to achieve our regulatory levels. We're able to achieve the security level that we need for the federal government."
"AWS X-Ray is a strong solution and has a smooth integration process."
"It is a very scalable solution."
"The synthetic alert is the most valuable feature in New Relic APM. I also like the time travel feature and find traceability useful in the solution. New Relic APM also has good response times."
"The simplicity of the dashboard is very good."
"The synthetics, alerts, and native inbuilt capabilities for monitoring the cloud with the New Relic agents have been helpful."
"The stability of New Relic APM is very good."
"The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it."
"New features are added often."
"To me, the most valuable feature of New Relic APM is the traceability, mainly based on the time travel method, so you get the overall response time, which is pretty helpful for developers and ADR techs looking into issues on a deeper level. New Relic APM is a very good, tailor-made solution."
"It is easier to create new dashboards in the New Relic interface, and it is also easier to query if when I want to monitor a different parameter or time duration on my dashboard."
"What needs to be better in AWS X-Ray is the log filtering. Predefined filters could be helpful because the power of analytics comes from how you can filter the data. I also want to see more KPIs from AWS X-Ray."
"If you have a small team, it's probably overkill."
"Like most Amazon products, the user interface, configuration, and tuning aren't the easiest. That's the biggest reason why people tend to go to products like TerraForm and Terragrunt. We use TerraForm and Terragrunt. So, for setting things up and interacting with X-Ray, it's definitely the user interface that can be better."
"I do not have any notes in terms of improvements."
"They can improve how traces are sent to other providers."
"One thing that we noticed was that historical information was only for a limited period, which was not helpful in certain scenarios. For example, if I want to size my system for an event for New Year or Christmas season based on the historical data, I won't be able to find the historical data. Currently, the data is limited to three months. It would be helpful if they can provide historical data for a longer duration so that we can plan our system accordingly."
"New Relic needs to improve is the user data schema."
"The solution only supports the cloud platform and not on-premises."
"The scalability can be improved."
"One thing I'd like to see in any APM, especially New Relic, is the ability to use distributed transactions. When one microservice calls another, it calls another database and microservice. The entire data visualization layer will not be able to correlate from one microservice from end to end and return on that path. Distributed transactions would be a great addition that would make life simpler. Unfortunately, no APM has that end-to-end capability."
"New Relic APM is a good tool, and it has a database of failures, but it could use a list of customer-specific failures. New Relic APM should be able to give my company advanced analytics through AI."
"The customization of the start and end time is kind of cool."
"I haven't come across any features that are lacking."
AWS X-Ray is a powerful debugging and performance analysis tool offered by Amazon Web Services. It allows developers to trace requests made to their applications and identify bottlenecks and issues.
With X-Ray, developers can visualize the entire request flow and pinpoint the exact location where errors occur. It provides detailed insights into the performance of individual components and helps optimize the overall application performance.
X-Ray integrates seamlessly with other AWS services, making it easy to trace requests across different services and identify dependencies. It also offers a comprehensive set of APIs and SDKs, enabling developers to instrument their applications and capture valuable data for analysis. With its user-friendly interface and powerful features, AWS X-Ray is a valuable tool for developers looking to improve the performance and reliability of their applications.
New Relic is a versatile tool that can be customized to fit the needs of different organizations. Its primary use cases include performance monitoring, time series analysis, infrastructure monitoring, synthetic monitoring of APIs, and providing insight into UI performance. New Relic APM is a popular application monitoring tool that provides in-depth observability of an application's performance, including database queries, website response times, and page load times.
The solution provides clear information and a complete picture of what is happening in the organization's system, allowing for easy monitoring of servers and providing value in code detection and resolution and user experience metrics.
AWS X-Ray is ranked 17th in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 5 reviews while New Relic is ranked 3rd in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability with 34 reviews. AWS X-Ray is rated 8.2, while New Relic is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AWS X-Ray writes "Saves time, is relatively cheap, and helps find errors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of New Relic writes "Provides a complete picture of what's happening and has an accurate alert mechanism". AWS X-Ray is most compared with Datadog, Azure Monitor, Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver), Sentry and Prometheus, whereas New Relic is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, Azure Monitor, Elastic Observability and Instana Dynamic APM. See our AWS X-Ray vs. New Relic report.
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