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New Relic Platform Updates

Contain Complexity With New Relic’s Kubernetes Monitoring

This month we introduced the New Relic Infrastructure on-host integration for Kubernetes, providing deep monitoring of the container orchestration layer. This integration collects metrics that monitor data and metadata for nodes, Namespaces, Deployments, ReplicaSets, Pods, and containers, so you can fully monitor your frontend and backend applications and hosts running in your Kubernetes clusters. Expect total visibility, alerting, and dashboards for all Kubernetes entities that live in between your applications. Check out our blog post to learn more.

Distributed Tracing Is Now GA in New Relic APM
The new distributed tracing view in New Relic APM.

Distributed tracing helps you find and resolve issues quickly in your complex architecture—even ones that use both monoliths and microservices. Now you can more easily track a request across a complex system, discover what’s causing latencies, find where an error originated, and identify ways to optimize code and improve your customer experience. Read all the details.

Spring additional platform updates

  • New Relic APM: .NET Agent Integration with NuGet and Microsoft Azure  - We’ve made it easier for .NET developers deploying Web Apps in Azure to include the .NET Agent where there typically isn’t direct access to the underlying host — simply automate the inclusion of the latest agent in your build and deploy pipeline with New Relic’s NuGet package.  
  • New Relic APM: Expanding Language Agent Instrumentation and Framework Support
    • Java Agent - Adds datasource information for Tomcat, WebSphere Liberty, or Resin
    • NodeJS Agent - Improved async custom instrumentation with startSegment API
    • PHP Agent - Support for PHP 7.2
    • Python Agent - Adds support for AIOHTTPv3
    • .NET Agent - Adds ASP.NET Core on .NET Framework instrumentation
  • New Relic Insights: FACET Keyword Now Accepted on NRQL Alert Conditions - Did you know that you can set alert conditions based on NRQL queries in New Relic Insights? FACET has been added to the supported syntax for these queries—here are details on the FACET clause, and here’s how you can create alert conditions. 
  • New Relic Infrastructure: Google Kubernetes Engine Monitoring Integration - While Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) manages your Kubernetes infrastructure, our new monitoring integration gives you application- and infrastructure-centric views into your clusters, so you can effectively troubleshoot, scale, and manage your dynamic environment.
  • New Relic Alerts: Incident Context for Faster Orientation During an Incident - Incident context in New Relic Alerts helps you get oriented and resolve issues faster by detecting unusual behavior in your system, placing it alongside alert information, and proactively guiding your team on where to troubleshoot the error. Watch the demo video.
New integrations for faster, smarter cloud deployment
New Relic dashboard with MultiCloud display.

New integrations for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform make it easier to observe and alert on what’s happening in multi-cloud and hybrid environments. Unlike other tools which provide limited visibility, New Relic gives you a consistent view across all your apps and hosts, no matter where they live—and no matter if you’re just starting to plan your migration or fully running in the cloud—so you can accelerate your cloud adoption and deployment.

Our new cloud service integrations include:

  • Google Cloud Platform: Compute Engine, Cloud Storage Service, Cloud Functions Service
  • AWS: Elastic Beanstalk, Simple Email Service (SES), Auto Scaling, CloudTrail (beta), Personal Health Dashboards (beta)
    See our full list of AWS integrations.
  • Azure: Virtual Machines, Functions, Cosmos DB, Service Bus, Virtual Network, AppService, SQL DB Service, Storage (beta), Load Balancer (beta)
    See our full list of Azure integrations.

For more details on these new cloud service integrations, check out our blog post or request a demo.

Winter additional platform updates

  • New Relic Insights: More Dashboard Control, More Querying Power - The new Dashboard API gives you more programmatic control over your dashboards—for example, to promote consistent monitoring standards and metrics across your organization or to share unique dashboards among different teams. And with support for multi-attribute FACETs in NRQL queries, now you can group data together in powerful new ways—what used to require multiple queries can be consolidated into a single query, making it easier to mix and match attributes that may be correlated and close gaps in understanding in your data sets.
  • New Relic APM: .NET Core 2.0 Agent—Now GA! - New Relic APM now supports instrumentation of .NET Core 2.0 applications for both Linux and Windows. The recent release adds new installation methods for Linux package managers and Docker. .NET Core and .NET Framework applications can be compared within New Relic to better understand the performance gains of refactored applications.
  • New Relic APM: NET Agent 7.0 Live Instrumentation - The release of .NET Agent 7.0 introduces the automatic pickup of custom XML instrumentation configurations without the need to restart a monitored application. DevOps teams can now get deeper visibility into specific parts of a production application without the need for a service interruption.
  • New Relic APM: Java Agent - The latest agent expands instrumentation support to Java 9 applications and JVM runtimes. In addition, framework instrumentation support has been added for WebSphere 9 (both Traditional and Liberty profile), Jersey ClientRabbitMQ Java Client 5.0Play 2.6Akka HTTP 10, and Scala 2.12.
  • New Relic APM: Ruby Agent - Developers can now instrument applications built in Ruby 2.5. External call instrumentation has been improved by adding framework support for Typhoeus Hydra (with request level visibility into HTTP requests) and by adding a Public API for cross-application tracing of external method calls.
  • New Relic Infrastructure: New On-Host Integrations - These integrations let you view, filter, analyze, and query data from various on-host sources, create your own dashboards, and set alerts on the behavior of these systems—directly in New Relic. Check out the related post to get started with our three new on-host integrations for StatsDRedis, and Apache. You can see our complete list of on-host integrations (including MySQL, Cassandra, and NGINX) here.