Today, application and data infrastructures are as complex as they’ve ever been, creating an abundance of data about their internal workings. As such, monitoring practices have evolved, leading DevOps teams, application developers, and operations and infrastructure teams to adopt observability best practices. One crucial practice of observability is to instrument everything in your stack.
However, trying to handle all this data on your own will only present another set of challenges. Are you recording the right data in the right formats? Is your data pipeline big enough to handle the load as your demand on your software increases? At New Relic, we believe observability should reduce anxiety instead of adding to it.
To that end, you need a single observability platform, with a unified database, that:
Gathers all your telemetry data in one place, giving you a connected view of all the data points in your system, so you can identify, understand, and resolve the issues that impact your business
Is built on a flexible schema, so you can get fast answers to questions that you never had to ask before
Scales as your business grows, and does so without limits to support any unpredictable demands on your business
Such capabilities are the defining functions of NRDB.