We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The features that I have found most valuable are its graphs - if I need any statistics, in Kubernetes or Kong level or VPN level, I can quickly get the reports."
"The most valuable feature is the multi-cloud integration, where there is support for both GCP and AWS."
"Provides visibility into the performance uptime."
"Google's technical support is very good."
"We were able to integrate with the messaging tool, Slack, which meant that we got notifications whenever something was not quite right."
"If I want to track any round-trip or breakdowns of my response times, I'm not able to get it. My request goes through various levels of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and comes back to my client machine. Suppose that my request has taken 10 seconds overall, so if I want to break it down, to see where the delay is happening within my architecture, I am not able to find that out using Stackdriver."
"It is difficult to estimate in advance how much something is going to cost."
"Lacking sufficient operations documentation."
"While we are satisfied with the overall performance, in certain cases we must add additional metrics and additional tools like Grafana and Dynatrace."
"There are certain features that are not supported in New Relic, such as CATSEARCH, which allows you to do a full-text search."
"The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage."
"The cost could be lower."
"I loved this product, but we can no longer afford it, so we dropped it."
Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster. It is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Stackdriver provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.
New Relic Synthetics - powered by a selenium-driven Chrome browser - allows you to monitor and test your apps and address issues before they affect your end users. Explore everything from easy-to-read waterfall charts and test results to detailed downtime and error reports. Synthetics features includes monitor business-critical functionality, deep dive troubleshooting, complete application lifecycle monitoring and alerts, maintaining SLAs and customer satisfaction.
Google Stackdriver is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews while New Relic Synthetics is ranked 29th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. Google Stackdriver is rated 8.0, while New Relic Synthetics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Stackdriver writes "Provides visibility into the performance uptime and the overall health of our cloud applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of New Relic Synthetics writes "Good drill-down functionality let us see through to SQL code, and it integrates well with Slack". Google Stackdriver is most compared with ELK Logstash, Datadog, AWS X-Ray, Splunk and ArcSight Logger, whereas New Relic Synthetics is most compared with Datadog, Instana Dynamic APM, Dynatrace, AWS X-Ray and Catchpoint.
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