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"The breakdown of the response time of different components and getting in-depth details of the slow component are the most valuable features. It is easy to use, and it gets the job done."
"The most valuable features are the dashboards and tracing."
"The simplicity of the dashboard is very good."
"It does everything we wanted it to do."
"We like the performance of the product."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to receive in-depth information about applications. It can detect a lot of important information."
"The stability of New Relic APM is very good."
"The most valuable features of Azure Monitor are the login analytics workspace and we can write any kind of custom queries in order to receive the data that is inserted into the login analytics workspace, diagnostic settings, et cetera."
"It has good troubleshooting features."
"The feature that I found most valuable in Azure Monitor is its monitoring abilities. With Azure Monitor, you are able to monitor all of your cloud resources across multiple subscriptions in one dashboard and create solution-specific alerts that can trigger an email to the team responsible for that specific solution."
"You can scale the product."
"It is a move-in powerful feature compared to other market-leading tools."
"Data exporting is easy, and this tool works seamlessly with other solutions. It's a stable and low-priced solution."
"One of the most useful aspects of this solution is the out-of-the-box functionality on all areas, especially on Application Insights, zero instrumentation, and artificial intelligence for event correlation."
"Provides an overview and high-level information."
"Once you set the threshold on your environment, it feels very real-time"
"I would like the ability to set up certain dummy accounts and do the actual things that the customer is doing, without impacting the production environment."
"New Relic APM can improve the information when we dig deeper to check a problem. There should be more detailed information provided."
"There has been some problem with the agent, and it is just not working well. It is not able to record information with the application server. They have been able to fix the issue, but it took quite a long time. This is the main issue in the APM products and also in New Relic. The mobile application monitoring has been pretty difficult to set up and also quite expensive. It should be a little bit easier and cheaper. Because it is pretty difficult and expensive, many customers don't take it."
"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."
"We would like a dashboard feature to be created for this product. This would allow us to monitor both the front and back-end of our UIs performance, and then report on it."
"New Relic APM could improve error debugging and the correlation with the logs. We are receiving some alerts or alarms but we need to correlate with the error log, but it is difficult if it is more than seven months retention period, it is hard to trace. We need this especially for getting historical information."
"It is a serious tool and requires a lot of time invested in order to understand how it works."
"The solution could improve by having more network monitoring features, such as for all the infrastructure."
"They need to work with other cloud providers - not just Azure."
"In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs."
"Setting up this solution is complex. It's also missing the functionality of assigning alerts."
"Lacks information including details related to where problems lie."
"This solution has fewer features than some of its competitors, so adding more features to it would make it better."
"If it is configured incorrectly, you can end up with a huge bill."
"Azure Monitor could improve the visualization aspect and integrate better with other third-party services."
"Currently, it seems it's complicated to get the correct information in terms of what to do and how things work."
"Pingdom is always improving everything in its product. So, they should work on the GUI."
New Relic invented cloud APM for application engineers. Today it is a leader in observability and source of truth for all engineers to make decisions with data across their entire software stack and the software life cycle.
There are an estimated 25 million engineers in the world across more than 25 distinct functions. As every company becomes a software company, engineers are using New Relic to gather real-time insights and trending data about the performance of their software so they can be more resilient and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Only New Relic provides an all-in-one platform that is built and sold as a unified experience. With New Relic, customers get access to a secure telemetry cloud for all metrics, events, logs, and traces; powerful full-stack analysis tools; and predictable user-based pricing. New Relic has also curated one of the industry’s largest ecosystems of open source integrations, making it easy for every engineer to get started with observability and use New Relic alongside their other favorite applications.
Reviews from Real Users
“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. “ - Sreenivasula M., Sr. Engineer of Quality Assurance at a tech consulting company.
“The alert mechanism is quite accurate when something goes wrong in your system. For example, if you have hundreds of APIs on your server, and any of the APIs is not performing well, you get an alert. When there is a drop or change in the threshold value, the beauty of New Relic is that within a fraction of seconds, all the stakeholders who are configured in the New Relic system will get an alert. That's one good thing.” - A PeerSpot user who is a Middleware Specialist at a tech services company.
Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.
SolarWinds® Pingdom® is a powerful and affordable SaaS-based web app performance monitoring solution. It’s one product providing comprehensive web app performance and user experience monitoring consisting of four major capabilities:
1. Uptime monitoring for webpages and other critical components like APIs, CDNs, DNS, networks, email, and more.
2. Page speed performance monitoring and page rankings.
3. Synthetic transaction monitoring from the simplest to the most complex transactions.
4. Real user monitoring (RUM), enabling a deeper and wider understanding of the user’s digital experience, and web application availability and performance.
Azure Monitor is ranked 5th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 13 reviews while SolarWinds Pingdom is ranked 34th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. Azure Monitor is rated 7.6, while SolarWinds Pingdom is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Low-priced and stable tool for data export and visualization, but has very few features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Pingdom writes "The user-friendly GUI and notifications are valuable features". Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, Dynatrace, AWS X-Ray and BMC TrueSight Operations Management, whereas SolarWinds Pingdom is most compared with New Relic, Solarwinds Web Performance Monitor, Splunk, Dynatrace and Zenoss Service Dynamics.
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