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Move faster and build more perfect software by upgrading to a modern observability platform

Looking to improve your performance management? New Relic leads the Observability market, and our full stack SaaS platform has been empowering DevOps teams since our founding in 2008.

AppDynamics has dramatically slower innovation velocity, lack of support for modern architecture, limited cloud integrations, confusing choice between on-prem and SaaS offerings that lack feature parity, and an incomplete observability platform, all of which negatively impact customers in their digital transformation journey.

Instead, choose New Relic, the modern SaaS observability platform trusted by over 17,000 paid business accounts, and free yourself from the worry of being left behind by slow innovation. New Relic SaaS platform delivers new capabilities seamlessly, and scales to your biggest needs with no maintenance or hardware costs.

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Open, Connected and Programmable Observability Platform

Our platform brings together all of your observability and telemetry data, and connects it to the dimensions that uniquely describe your business.

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Observability Platform

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/5

New Relic

Complete observability platform that delivers end to end visibility with metrics, events, logs, and traces.

3
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AppDynamics

Incomplete observability solution lacking programmability and open telemetry; “check the box” mindset for logging and synthetics.

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Platform Delivery

5
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New Relic

  • A true Multi-tenant SaaS platform

Modern Muli-tenant SaaS observability platform that automatically delivers innovation instantly. Seamless end to end experience with no loss of feature parity or downtime.

3
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AppDynamics

  • Confusing array of products lacking feature parity

Choose from on-prem or hosted SaaS without scaling on either option. On-prem requires cost prohibitive, bare metal, high performance hardware, but lacks feature parity. SaaS lacks true multi-tenancy with customers sharing instances and impacting neighbors.

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Leads in monitoring Top 10,000 websites

5
/5

New Relic

  • 2,933 websites (29.33%)
    Source: Built With

APM vendor of choice for the largest Enterprises

1
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AppDynamics

  • 194 websites (1.94%)
    Source: Built With

Poorly adopted solution, even by their APM customers.

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Leads in monitoring Top 1 million websites

5
/5

New Relic

  • 58,941 websites (5.89%)
    Source: Built With

APM vendor with the most websites monitored among the top 1 million, outpacing the competition by a wide margin.

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AppDynamics

  • 1,511 websites (0.15%)
    Source: Built With

Lags behind New Relic over a variety of large businesses that depend on APM.

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Cloud Integrations

5
/5

New Relic

  • 47 AWS Integrations

Comprehensive and deep integrations for cloud native technologies that outpace AppDynamic’s offerings.

3
/5

AppDynamics

  • 27 AWS Integrations

Limited cloud integrations that lack deep and curated insights. Requires tedious manual provisioning slowing your cloud adoption journey.

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Team Empowerment and Culture

5
/5

New Relic

  • Broadly adopted by multiple users in an organization

Empowers teams to adopt DevOps practices and culture. A thought leader in DevOps and software development best practices.

2
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AppDynamics

  • Typically used by 3-4 people in an organization

Complex user interface that leads to poor user adoption. Hinders cultural and best practice tenets for modern and agile software development.

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Innovation

5
/5

New Relic

  • Continuous agile delivery requiring no upgrades

Modern DevOps and agile methodology enables us to scale and deliver new functionality at a high velocity to all of our customers via a multi-tenant SaaS platform, without the need for any upgrades.

2
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AppDynamics

  • 10 releases/year

Major delays in product roadmap and delivery impacting ability to support modern technology stack resulting in empty feature promises. Even if a feature is released, because of the “Hosted SaaS” model, you could wait for months for your turn to be upgraded!

The New Relic Technical Advantage

Having the right data is critical - but you also need it to be processed, organized, and presented as useful information. That's what New Relic delivers.

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Full Stack Observability

5
/5

New Relic

  • Full stack visibility

Full stack observability platform enables organizations to successfully migrate from legacy, monolithic application architectures to modern software technologies and architectures such as microservices, containers, and serverless while adopting DevOps/SRE best practices.

3
/5

AppDynamics

  • Missing elements of observability

Limited support for Open Telemetry. “Check the box” mindset for logging and synthetics capabilities.

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Open and Programmable

5
/5

New Relic

  • Open and Programmable

Open and programmable platform allows users to develop their applications. Easy to ingest third party data including Open Metrics and connect technical, customer experience, and business data for improved decision making.

2
/5

AppDynamics

  • Limited ability to ingest 3rd party data

No support for Open telemetry.

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Solution for Modern Architectures

5
/5

New Relic

  • Extensive integrations for cloud native architectures

Extensive cloud integrations, deep instrumentation, and curated experience for cloud native technologies, including kubernetes and serverless.

2
/5

AppDynamics

  • Limited cloud integrations with poor experience

Limited cloud integrations. Requires manual host provisioning, installation of infrastructure agent, and adding cloud extensions. Limited OOTB metrics with no OOTB dashboard and lots of reconfiguration.

Logging

5
/5

New Relic

  • Cloud log management

A scalable, cost-effective, entirely cloud-based log management tool that greatly reduces the complexity, usability, and implementation challenges associated with many log management solutions.

2
/5

AppDynamics

  • "Check the box" logging

Not a “true” logging solution, AppDynamics simply pushes the data to the analytics platform as key value pairs.

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Dashboards

5
/5

New Relic

  • Flexible, Intuitive dashboards that wow

Rich query capabilities and the ability to visualize data in real time dashboards. Build applications for your data to get unique insights. Intelligently create connections and context between your data.

2
/5

AppDynamics

  • Dashboards of disappointment

Dashboards are complex and very labor intensive to set up. Additionally, they're not easily reusable in between environments or applications.

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““New Relic has made us all better and faster at doing our jobs. Without New Relic, it would be impossible to troubleshoot this environment.””

Declan Costello, Infrastructure and Operations Manager

““Whether it’s buying the right kayak or meeting up with a guide and experiencing Machu Picchu, our goal is to give the best, most trusted experience to our members and customers. And that’s ultimately what we’re trying to do with New Relic.””

Julie Averill, CIO

““Migrating different geographic zones to AWS would have been a nightmare if we’d had to manually dig through logs and various data sources. With New Relic, it’s been easy, we can display that costing data in a single dashboard. As a result, we were able to accurately allocate usage in each zone—meeting the needs of each region while managing the business on a global scale.””

Yang Tang, Global Director of Engineering

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