New Relic vs Splunk

New Relic and Splunk are big names in the industry and often compared to each other to seek the better option. These two has released a partnered up statement in 2017 to give better service for their customer. If you are interested about their products, go ahead and read our article below.

In this article, we are going to give you information about:
– What is New Relic and Splunk
– What New Relic and Splunk can offer to you
– New Relic vs Splunk

About Splunk
Splunk is a software international company, which based in San Francisco, California. This company makes software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine by generating big data using Web-style interface. The company offers many products and solutions to their customer. They current products are Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, Splunk Light, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk IT Services Intelligence, Splunk User Behavior Analytics, and Phantom. They also offer some quick start bundles, such as Application Management, Infrastructure Monitoring, Security Investigation (Endpoint), Security Investigation-Infrastructure, Service Intelligent, and SIEM.

Splunk Features
Splunk Enterprise is a first class network monitoring and infrastructure management solution. This product is able to collect and indexing IT environment data on a broad scale. Splunk Enterprise can collect data on applications, desktops, laptops, mobile devices, networks and servers. Most enterprise monitoring solutions are not capable of handling all those data in real time, but it is different with Splunk Enterprise. The operational intelligent this product has, will let you as the user to know what kind of solution that should be applied to the particular findings that have been shown. Splunk Enterprise is also able to reports and provides visualizations of particular issue to make you understand the problem better and allow you to use it to report to your superior if any. All of those process runs fast, so you can make faster decision too.

About New Relic
New Relic is an American-based software analytics company, which based in San Francisco, California. This company is one of the most famous analytical software makers in the market since it’s initial founding in 2008. New Relic currently offers several analytical softwares including New Relic APM, New Relic Mobile, New relic Infrastructure, New Relic Synthetic, New Relic Synthetics, New Relic Browser, and New Relic Insight. New Relic is currently one among few companies that also offer to help mobile developers analyzing and improve their performance times. However, in this article we will focus on the company flagship product, the APM. If you are interested on similar product, read our other article on Dynatrace vs New Relic here.

New Relic Features
New Relic APM offers their customer an insightful performance metrics from their applications and helps the user find spot trends in response time and error rates. New Relic APM offering New Relic’s Suite and supports 7 languages, such as Ruby, PHP, Java, .NET, Python, Node.js, and Go. After you pick the language and install an agent, it will automatically running and start picking up information about functions in the user application, record any founded errors and report the back in New Relic app interface. The use may also edit or customize the visualization of metrics, such as histogram chart. The user also may navigate to more specific view from their metrics, such as the percentage of time spent on each transaction within the app.

Splunk is more focused on log data and high metric store. This company has an impressive ecosystem of apps that able to provide metric and log data from applications and infrastructure. Aside from Mobile and and emerging product for the network side, Splunk has no native instrumentation While New Relic has instrumentation of web applications, mobile applications and has smaller ecosystem compare to Splunk. However, after both company stated that they are partnered up in 2017, the two is no longer rival and the user can use them both to have a complete view of how their applications are performing.

New Relic vs Splunk

New RelicSplunk
- Has smaller ecosystems- Has wider ecosystems
- Best for profiling- Is a log aggregator, good for understanding existing load and have quantifiable infrastructure projections
- Monthly payment & Quote-based- Annual subscription

All in all, the choice is all yours. As it has been mentioned above, both of the can works hand in hand to provide their user a complete view of their applications performance. In our opinion, it is better to pick, which suit your need better or if you want the benefit of both you can combined them to work together.

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