Pieter Van BlommesteinManager, Principle Systems Engineer and team lead at BCX
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature of New Relic APM is the dashboard, New Relic Insights. I configured my own dashboard to monitor certain parameters."
"End-user Synthetics and monitoring are very good."
"The service maps that it creates, the health maps that it creates, the insights that it provides, etc., are all quite useful."
"The most valuable feature is application monitoring."
"The VPN is one of the solution's most valuable features for us."
"It does everything we wanted it to do."
"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."
"This solution allows us to standardize all of the reports for monitoring the network, so it helps a lot for auditing purposes."
"This solution satisfies all of the requirements that we need for our Windows-based systems, so if you are using the Windows platform then this is an easy solution."
"It takes a lot of the headache out of managing your data centers and software in other places."
"The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console."
"This solution helps our application teams by allowing them to drill further into issues and perform a root cause analysis."
"This solution saves us a lot of work because it reduces the effort that is required in order to start monitoring."
"This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions."
"The solution is scalable. If you want to monitor more you have to buy more licenses, but you can add on. We don't plan to increase usage."
"I would like to see the company implement the AI auto-baseline feature which Dynatrace has."
"The deployment process could be improved."
"The product has good documentation for Linux, however, their documentation for Windows is lacking substantially. It's something they need to develop."
"They should bring the pricing down to be more competitive."
"The older view is much better than the new view that they have. We'd like to go back to that previous version. The user interface just isn't as nice as it used to be."
"How granular I could go down at looking at certain data, especially related to the operations, is limited."
"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."
"I would like to see more standard libraries for the market solutions, out of the box, that you don't need to do a lot of work on."
"I would like to see better support for monitoring Unix-based systems."
"On-prem network monitoring is something that could be improved drastically."
"The console feature is very poor, and it would be very good for us if this were improved."
"The end-user components, including the dashboards, the administration console, and the web console, need to be improved."
"All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved."
"It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring."
"Of course, price is always an issue with Microsoft and could be improved."
"Pricing is better with New Relic APM than Dynatrace."
"The price depends on how many agents you want."
"This is an expensive tool."
"The price was one of the reasons we chose this solution."
"Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month."
"If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement."
"It is more expensive than the competition."
"SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing."
"We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
"The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite."
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New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.
New Relic APM is ranked 6th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews while SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 17 reviews. New Relic APM is rated 8.8, while SCOM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of New Relic APM writes "Reasonably priced, straightforward to set up, and performs as expected". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Best all-around, multi-features single interface, cross-platform monitoring solution for complex environment groupings". New Relic APM is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Splunk, AppDynamics and BMC TrueSight Operations Management, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor and WhatsUp Gold.
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