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Data Sources

New Relic offers the ability to automatically stream your data from New Relic agents (APM, Browser, Mobile, Infrastructure) and 3rd party instrumentation (Prometheus, DropWizard, Zipkin, OpenTelemetry, Fluentd, and more!) for deeper analysis, segmentation, and filtering.

Leverage your New Relic data

You're already receiving the raw data that powers the out-of-the-box views you see in our products. You can customize and create dashboards and visualizations to focus in on the data you want to see, and answer your key questions about application performance and customer experience—all in real-time.

APM: Transactions

  • By default, New Relic APM agents send transactions, transaction errors, and spans to New Relic Database. Transaction events includes information about your app, database calls, the duration of the transaction, and any errors that may occur.
  • Transaction errors occur when a request throws an exception in the code's path that was taken to fill a request. New Relic agents and 3rd party instrumentation create spans when an individual unit of work is done in a distributed system.
  • You can also add custom attributes to existing events or add custom events using the language agent APIs. Learn more.

Synthetics: SyntheticCheck

Every time a synthetic check is run off a given monitor, we track a SyntheticCheck request. For every Synthetics monitor you have, you can sort your analysis for the most common errors and most frequent error messages, pinpointing issues in your application. Learn more.

Synthetics: SyntheticRequest

We create a SyntheticRequest event when we receive a response from your web application for a check we run. Analyze application activity by response code, determine which third party services are slowing your website down, and uncover the content taking up the majority of your page load time. Learn more.

Browser: PageView

A PageView event is recorded when your web application has a page load and the New Relic Browser agent fires. Analyze detailed statistics on browser type and version usage for your customers, understand how different geographic regions are performing, and create detailed user journeys based on the PageViews from a single session. Learn more.

Mobile: MobileSession

A MobileSession event begins when any user starts your app. Understand how users are adopting your application and the key screens that they spend time on. Learn which devices and models your team needs to support. Track core mobile KPIs on user activity and engagement. Learn more.

Open instrumentation: Metrics, Traces, and Logs

New Relic’s open platform allows you to send virtually any telemetry data from in-house, open source, and vendor-agnostic tools to display that information alongside all the other systems and services data you’re managing. Use pre-built exporters and our telemetry SDKs to send metrics from Prometheus, DropWizard, and Micrometer (and more), traces using Zipkin, and logs from Fluentd, fluentbit, and other open source tools. Or send other telemetry data directly to our Metric APIEvent APITrace API, and Log API.

Add your own business data

Providing customers with the ability to aggregate, filter, segment, and combine unique sets of their New Relic data is just the start. To take your application performance analysis to the next level, it’s critical that you add your own content to your data. In New Relic, you can do that in two ways; by enriching an existing data stream with custom attributes, or by importing data from other data sources.

Custom attributes

Add important context to your existing data with custom attributes. By adding one line of code to your application, you can track useful information such as customer or account ID.

After adding this single attribute, you'll be able to segment your performance data by customer or account, and understand the exact performance, issues, errors, and features that customer is experiencing. Learn more about implementing and leveraging custom attributes.

Custom events

Import data in JSON format to our Event API, and analyze that data in New Relic. A common example of using the custom events API is to import additional datasets alongside data that New Relic agents capture natively for deeper analysis.

While some use cases have centered around tracking infrastructure performance, server metrics, or more detailed user analytics, there are also a variety of customers using custom events and New Relic dashboards as a general toolset for real-time analytics. Some of our customers pull in data from other business and technical systems completely independent of application performance.

Custom logs

Beyond providing granular log visibility for New Relic sources, customers can also ingest and analyze any text-based data originating on-prem or in the cloud to troubleshoot incidents and reduce the mean time to resolution (MTTR).

Data Analysis

New Relic dashboards give you a powerful array of capabilities and visualizations for analyzing your data in real-time. The main method of querying data in New Relic is via our SQL-flavored language, New Relic Query Language (NRQL). All of the visualizations, analyses and capabilities below are leveraged via NRQL. For details on how to use these different features, refer to our NRQL documentation.

Visual Data Explorer

Explore your data, visually, with a point, click, and search interface for creating charts and analyses in seconds. Understand the types of data captured within New Relic by sampling individual metrics, events, logs, and traces. Grab the auto-generated NRQL to quickly copy and modify it to take your analysis to the next level.


Go beyond histograms and create a heatmap by segmenting your histogram by device, geography, browser, or any other aspect of your data.

Basics Visualizations

Use out-of-the-box visualizations, such as bar charts, line charts, pie charts, and numbers widgets to discover trends in your data.


Determine whether low conversion rates at various stages of your funnel (eg, sign up, checkout, or subscribe) are impacted by different levels of performance.


Create a cohort analysis for your users, and understand how different sets of users engage with your application based on time of day, month, or year.


Segment your application data in a variety of ways based on default attributes or attributes you add.


Track a performance histogram of any duration metric for a given transaction, pageview, or group of application activity.

Filters and linking

Create powerful filters that can be applied to any dashboard. You can also use this feature to link multiple dashboards together, creating drill down reports for non-technical users.


Data Presentation

Whether you need to present a variety of metrics and visualizations in a meeting or on the go, embed charts into your own application, or create self-service dashboards for other teams.


Dashboards are the most common method of sharing important data stored in New Relic, giving you a simple way to create purpose-specific reports that can be shared in meetings or a heads-up display on a monitor. Whether providing customer support with the ability to understand customer activity around an error or crash, or giving the product team a simple way to understand engagement with top features, dashboards provide a simple, yet powerful, way to share the wealth of data accessible within New Relic. Learn more.

Embedded Charts

For a real-time view of your telemetry data within your own internal- or customer-facing reporting solutions, New Relic allows you to embed any data widget. And your queries will continue to run and load data in real-time, keeping data consumers up-to-date. Learn more.

Mobile App

New Relic's mobile app allows you to access any of your dashboards and reports on the go. Our beautiful visualizations are accessible at any time, when you need them, or if you just want to show off your killer metrics. Download New Relic for your iPhone.



The official Magento New Relic reporting extension allows you to easily integrate with Magento, giving you real-time visibility into business and performance metrics for data-driven decision making. The extension works with both Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition. Learn more


Monitor the health of Pivotal Cloud Foundry by pushing metrics from Ops Metrics directly into New Relic. Learn more 


Send custom events to New Relic from any Node.js application. Learn more 


Send custom events to New Relic from any Java-based application. Note: When the Java app is monitored by New Relic APM, this library isn't necessary - New Relic's language agents have a built-in API for sending custom eventsLearn more 


As a main staple of digital artists and hobbyists, the Arduino boasts an immense community and rich set of expansion hardware. With the Arduino integration, logging environmental and user behavior data for real time analysis is simple. Learn more 

Electric Imp

Electric Imp is a leading IoT connectivity platform that provides the core services to get any device online securely, quickly and seamlessly. With Electric Imp it's easy to capture data from the physical world, send it to (and from) a managed cloud, and get instantaneous analysis with New Relic. Learn more 

Intel Edison

Intel’s bold entrance into the IoT space comes in the form of a fully featured SoC running their Edison platform. Conveniently, Intel released an Arduino compatible toolchain for running Arduino code on Edison. Learn more 

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

This small Node.js daemon shows you how to take your SSRS executions logs and push them into New Relic. Learn more 


Leverage Marketo’s webhooks to push data to New Relic, and we'll let you make brilliant-looking dashboards that show exactly how your marketing programs are doing in real-time. Learn more 


Run load tests against your web app with Loader and push the test results to New Relic. Build your own custom queries and dashboards. It's amazingly simple. Learn more 


Generate predictive customer insights using data from New Relic APM. Snap Frontleaf onto your New Relic implementation to create a predictive analytics engine that drives customer adoption, retention, and expansion. Learn more 


Segment collects, transforms, and routes customer data to wherever you want. Connect Segment and New Relic with this simple integration. Learn more 


Load test any mobile app, website or API in under 10 minutes with BlazeMeter. Automatically feed all of your load testing data into New Relic. Perform any post-mortem analysis of your data using NRQL and build customized dashboards that tell your applications unique story. Learn more 


Push new Watchdog events and transaction decorations into New Relic for easy queries. Learn more 


Monitor your API with Runscope Radar's automated API testing, and automatically send your API test results to New Relic. Analyze your API performance and display your API metrics on your New Relic dashboards. Learn more 


Connect New Relic to hundreds of web services to automate time-consuming tasks. Run a query to get data out, to trigger business activities, or to insert data into New Relic. Learn more 

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