Wavefront Adds New Relic Integration for Full-Stack Analytics and Long-Term Metrics Retention

July 2, 2019 Chhavi Nijhawan

Wavefront has added a New Relic integration to its portfolio of over 200 pre-built integrations. With this integration, Wavefront customers can easily ingest all or selected metrics from their existing New Relic APM tool.

From Wavefront, customers can easily correlate application metrics from New Relic with full-stack metrics from the rest of their environment – e.g. multicloud, Kubernetes, infrastructure – to accelerate incident detection and troubleshooting. Additionally, with Wavefront’s ability to retain metrics long-term with no roll-ups, customers can easily retain all their operational telemetry in a unified repository, including New Relic APM telemetry, for long and perform trend analytics. In this blog, we cover Wavefront’s New Relic integration and detail the many benefits engineering teams gain when ingesting New Relic data into Wavefront.

New Relic Integration added to Wavefront’s portfolio of over 200 integrations

Easily Ingest New Relic Application Metrics into Wavefront

Based on popular request from many customers who use both Wavefront and New Relic, we have now introduced a New Relic integration in Wavefront. This integration can be configured to pull all application metrics from New Relic. You can choose to pull only specific application metrics by configuring appropriate filters. After you set up the integration, you can browse the available metrics in the Wavefront Metrics Browser and apply over 120 analytics functions, pre-built in Wavefront.

Easily ingest all or selected New Relic application metrics into Wavefront

Below are some key advantages of ingesting and analyzing New Relic metrics with Wavefront:

  • Improve situation awareness with a first-pane-of-glass to monitor all apps, infra, and multicloud
  • Troubleshoot faster with automated analytics running on a full-stack of data
  • Plan more accurately, using retained metrics for long term at full resolution

New Relic application metrics visualized in Wavefront

Get Situational Awareness with a First-Pane-Of-Glass for all Apps, Infra, and Multicloud

Customers use Wavefront to monitor applications, containers, and infrastructure running on multiple clouds. Some customers also use New Relic for a handful of applications, to get deep application metrics to help in debugging. Now with Wavefront’s New Relic Integration, you can easily ingest New Relic application metrics into Wavefront. As a first-pane-of-glass, Wavefront provides visibility into all apps – monitored by Wavefront and by New Relic – along with visibility into infrastructure and multi-cloud – summarized on single dashboards. Furthermore, with Wavefront as the first-pane-of-glass, you can now consolidate and ensure more consistent alerting across your full-stack environment in one place.

Troubleshoot Faster with Automated Analytics on a Full-Stack of Data

When you get an alert, for instance, a service level objective (SLO) that is violated, you need to investigate quickly and find the root cause, so you can reduce and remediate any customer impact. In Wavefront, you can quickly see a full-stack view with performance metrics from different applications, infrastructure, and multicloud. Furthermore, if you need to drill down into certain specific application metrics from New Relic, now you can do that with the New Relic integration. Finally, with Wavefront’s query library of 120+ analytics functions, you can easily correlate New Relic application metrics with other full-stack metrics in Wavefront – finding hidden anomalies that other tools won’t see – and accelerate incident troubleshooting.

Plan More Accurately Using Retained Metrics for Long Term at Full Resolution

Customers love Wavefront’s ability retain metrics long term at full resolution, so they can run analytics and recognize quarterly and annual trends in their data. Most other monitoring tools, including New Relic, are limited to short term metrics retention and aggressively roll-up metrics, losing all the outlier details with averaging. For instance, the metrics retention period in the New Relic APM varies from 24 hours to 90 days, based on your subscription. Additionally, metrics are aggressively aggregated. With Wavefront, you can retain all metrics long-term – 18 months or more – with full granularity. Combined with its industry-leading analytics engine and massive library of analytics functions, Wavefront enables customers to not only retain metrics for troubleshooting later but also perform long-term trend analyses.

Over a year of metrics retained in Wavefront at the full granularity

Summary

Wavefront has recently added a New Relic integration to its portfolio of over 200 integrations. Now with Wavefront’s New Relic integration, customers can easily ingest all or selected New Relic application metrics into Wavefront and correlate them with other full-stack metrics from the rest of their environment – e.g. multicloud, Kubernetes, infrastructure – to accelerate incident detection and troubleshooting. Furthermore, with Wavefront’s ability to retain metrics long-term with no roll-ups, engineers can easily retain all their operational telemetry in a unified repository for long and perform trend analytics. For more information, please refer to the docs and check out our free trial.

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About the Author

Chhavi Nijhawan

Chhavi is a Product Line Marketing Manager at Wavefront by VMware. Before Wavefront, she worked at New Relic, SnapLogic and Cisco, where she led product marketing and technical marketing. She has over 10 years of IT industry experience. She is also an AWS certified solutions architect.

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