New Relic Developer Program Enables Modern Software Teams to Do More With Their Data and Accelerate Innovation


San Francisco -- FutureStack - September 11, 2018

New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses announced the New Relic developer program, a new initiative that enables the company’s customer and partner ecosystem to accelerate their innovation. The program is designed to offer resources and tools for customers to do more with their application and infrastructure data, improve their ability to get data in and out of New Relic, and automate New Relic into their workflows.

"As our customers shift to autonomous teams and DevOps, the way they do monitoring needs to change as well. In many cases, they want their New Relic ‘user experience’ to be a command line interface, SDK or API in addition to customization of our curated dashboards and products so they can customize the way they use New Relic alongside other platforms and tools. Our developer program aims to address our community’s needs by providing code, documentation, examples, and tutorials so that engineers can more easily automate the creation of dashboards and alerts, extend New Relic with custom metrics, events and tracing data, and build on New Relic as an open, programmable platform. Ultimately this program will help make their monitoring richer and reduce their toil," said Aaron Johnson, senior vice president, product management, New Relic.

Companies have been incorporating New Relic into their DevOps workflows through a rich set of APIs and SDKs. The New Relic developer program extends the company’s platform to make it even easier to incorporate New Relic as part of customers’ deployment, automation, incident response, and application development work streams. For users becoming familiar with New Relic, the developer program provides a set of use cases to jumpstart their usage of New Relic APIs and SDKs, which will help them get more value out of the platform quicker and do more with their data to drive the performance of their business. To increase the program’s effectiveness and transparency, New Relic will also further the company’s involvement in open source projects and standards. The New Relic developer program launches today with the following forums, tools, and initiatives:

- A definitive guide ( for discovering New Relic’s APIs, SDKs, repos, and additional resources to support developers so they can easily adapt New Relic to the unique challenges of their software architecture and business needs. With the capabilities launching today—and future tools and programs—the New Relic developer program will provide customers with a consistent and open way to learn and share how to customize and extend New Relic into any workflow.

- New ways to access cloud integration and New Relic Query Language (NRQL) data—leveraging the New Relic GraphQL API—which gives customers a single request method to manage and retrieve data in and out of New Relic. Customers need to be able to easily define what and how granular cloud integration data from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform services should be fetched in an automated way. Through enhanced NRQL queries customers can more easily explore and gain insights from their custom query data.

- Expanded coverage for customers’ polyglot application environments, with the release of a New Relic APM language agent for Elixir under an open source license. A new, emerging language, Elixir is becoming popular for building scalable, efficient applications. Releasing the Elixir agent as an open source project is intended to empower New Relic’s developer community to ensure the agent is maintained to the latest platform release, tools, and frameworks in addition to customizing the metrics it collects to their unique needs.


Read more about the New Relic developer program and additionally the new cloud integrations and NRQL query access with the New Relic GraphQL API.

Monitor your Elixir applications with New Relic's Open Source Elixir Agent.

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About New Relic

As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. New Relic delivers the only unified data platform that empowers engineers to get all telemetry—metrics, events, logs, and traces—paired with powerful full stack analysis tools to help engineers do their best work with data, not opinions. Delivered through the industry’s first usage-based consumption pricing that’s intuitive and predictable, New Relic gives engineers more value for the money by helping improve planning cycle times, change failure rates, release frequency, and mean time to resolution. This helps the world’s leading brands including adidas Runtastic, American Red Cross, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, GoTo Group, Ryanair, Sainsbury’s, Signify Health, TopGolf, and World Fuel Services (WFS) improve uptime, reliability, and operational efficiency to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation and growth.

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