New Relic Synthetics is #28 ranked solution in APM tools. PeerSpot users give New Relic Synthetics an average rating of 8 out of 10. New Relic Synthetics is most commonly compared to Dynatrace: New Relic Synthetics vs Dynatrace. New Relic Synthetics is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 66% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 31% of all views.
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What is New Relic Synthetics?
New Relic Synthetic Monitoring is a next-gen suite of scripted, automated tools developed to monitor users’ API endpoints, critical business transactions, and websites. Users are able to replicate consumer traffic and intuitively identify and remediate downtime and unsatisfactory performance regarding crucial endpoints. This ensures that there is no defect in productivity or performance and so clients’ services are never affected. New Relic Synthetic Monitoring enables users to continually monitor API endpoints or websites to ensure they are working properly and content is always available.
Quality Testing Processes and Monitoring
New Relic’s browser testing protocol sends valid Selenium-powered Google Chrome browsers to test sites to establish that an organization's content is always available to anyone, anywhere. Scripted browsers are employed to test for user flow anomalies or to beta-test complicated processes such as: adding items to a cart on ecommerce sites, joining member portals, signing up for newsletters, searching for embedded content on a website, or testing backend with API monitors to run scripted tests for any API endpoint.
Synthetic monitoring will break down the results of each check into metrics, giving users full visibility to better discover patterns and potential reasons for unsatisfactory performance. The solution will store all monitor results to enable users to visualize the exact point where a website broke down. Alerts will advise users when an API endpoint or website became inaccessible. Users are also able to widen the geographical scope and closely monitor internal websites by creating private locations.
New Relic is able to store all monitor results for up to thirteen months to give users a historical view of results for over a year. An important feature to remember is that the test data collected using New Relic Synthetics is synthetic data; it does not reflect any actual human interaction and contains no personal critical information.Therefore, there are no data protection or privacy concerns.
Why Synthetic Monitoring is Beneficial
- Quickly determine the root and cause of any issue. New Relic Synthetics will determine if there is a latent third party application, poor backend or infrastructure issue, AWS location, or overall network issue.
- Synthetic monitoring can be embedded into CI/CD pipelines and build automation to instantly track efficiency and determine the productivity of every deployment.
- Ensures a better understanding of failures by associating the availability and performance of all endpoints to the basic applications and core infrastructure.
- API tests monitor API endpoints using a progressive got module to interact internally to make HTTP calls to an organization's endpoints and legitimizes the results.
New Relic Synthetics Features
Precise results: New Relic stores all results for up to thirteen months. Users get a clear snapshot to facilitate a better understanding of website performance and availability, and help discover specific issues.
Charting: Users can use New Relics charting feature to compare load time against real users and synthetic monitors. Users can view trends and determine if an issue is evident in synthetic monitoring or caused by other anomalies.
Integrates with popular analytics platforms: Users are able to block or unblock any service that may have been noticed by default settings. New Relic is designed to ignore scripts from today’s popular analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to ensure the chosen analytics tools will still receive the identical data, even though there are thousands or monitors checking your website each month.
- Browser monitors: New Relic uses scripted and simple browser monitors to not only ensure the host is functioning properly; it will actually load the complete content of each page in a completely virtualized Google Chrome browser (Selenium-powered) to complete testing that mimics actual user actions.
New Relic Synthetics Customers
Fairfax Media, MercadoLibre, Costa Coffee, Kiva, Confused.com, Boozt.com
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