We performed a comparison between New Relic and Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) 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 is the preferred choice over Google Cloud's operations suite due to its versatile features, accurate alerts, and end-to-end monitoring capabilities. New Relic offers more in-depth application information and transaction summaries. New Relic's straightforward pricing structure is noted as an advantage. Overall, New Relic's comprehensive features and ease of use make it the preferred choice for users.
"Our company has a corporate account for Google Cloud and so our systems and clusters integrate really well."
"It's easy to use."
"The cloud login enables us to get our logs from the different platforms that we currently use."
"We find the solution to be stable."
"I like the monitoring feature."
"It has helped my organization to dive deeper into the application using the APM module is very helpful."
"The initial setup is straightforward. It is easy to track and easy to follow."
"The most valuable features are the dashboards and tracing."
"The tool's most valuable features were APM and core reliability. We get alerts whenever an anomaly is detected. The solution is very friendly."
"The synthetics, alerts, and native inbuilt capabilities for monitoring the cloud with the New Relic agents have been helpful."
"It has a simple initial setup."
"The most valuable features of New Relic are the reports and ease of use."
"The most valuable feature of New Relic is its ease of use."
"It could be even more automated."
"The product provides minimal metrics that are insufficient."
"The logging functionality could be better."
"It could be more stable."
"This solution could be improved if it offered the ability to analyze charts, such as a solution like Kibana."
"Real-user monitoring would be helpful as it would help me to really understand the client-side performance of the application."
"There were some settings we had issues with."
"The UX/UI design of New Relic APM could be improved. The solution currently has some slow pages in terms of loading and viewing the pages, for example, the reports. The reports and other pages take a long time to load."
"Documentation could be improved in New Relic APM, so users would have more clarity on configuring the dashboard. If New Relic gave better guidelines, users would find it easier to understand the metrics and features of New Relic APM. Another area for improvement is integration with Kubernetes. Currently, the process isn't user-friendly. It's challenging and lacks documentation for users to understand how to integrate New Relic APM with Kubernetes quickly. With multiple levels of Kubernetes dockers and other DBs on different clouds, it's tricky to gather all into New Relic APM on a single dashboard. What I'd like to see in the next version of New Relic APM is a single dashboard where you can easily view which applications fall under specific APMs. If there's a search feature where you can type in a keyword to find out if an APM is related to a particular application, that would be great."
"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."
"The initial setup can be made easier. Like Mixpanel, New Relic can also have a step-by-step guide for the setup process."
"Some AIOps are missing in New Relic APS, and I would like to see more features in this area."
"It is very difficult to award the service level cycles at an endpoint level."
Real-time log management and analysis
Cloud Logging is a fully managed service that performs at scale and can ingest application and platform log data, as well as custom log data from GKE environments, VMs, and other services inside and outside of Google Cloud. Get advanced performance, troubleshooting, security, and business insights with Log Analytics, integrating the power of BigQuery into Cloud Logging.
Built-in metrics observability at scale
Cloud Monitoring provides visibility into the performance, uptime, and overall health of cloud-powered applications. Collect metrics, events, and metadata from Google Cloud services, hosted uptime probes, application instrumentation, and a variety of common application components. Visualize this data on charts and dashboards and create alerts so you are notified when metrics are outside of expected ranges.
Stand-alone managed service for running and scaling Prometheus
Managed Service for Prometheus is a fully managed Prometheus-compatible monitoring solution, built on top of the same globally scalable data store as Cloud Monitoring. Keep your existing visualization, analysis, and alerting services, as this data can be queried with PromQL or Cloud Monitoring.
Monitor and improve your application's performance
Application Performance Management (APM) combines the monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities of Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring with Cloud Trace and Cloud Profiler to help you reduce latency and cost so you can run more efficient 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.
Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) is ranked 20th 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. Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) is rated 7.8, while New Relic is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) writes "Good logging and tracing but does need more profiling capabilities". 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". Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) is most compared with AWS X-Ray, Datadog, Azure Monitor, Grafana and Prometheus, whereas New Relic is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, Azure Monitor, Elastic Observability and Zabbix. See our Google Cloud's operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) vs. New Relic report.
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