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Splunk Observability vs. New Relic monitoring

Splunk’s modern APM solution is custom built for cloud-native environments. New Relic’s legacy APM tool is designed for static, heavy, monolithic applications of the past.

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Dogfooding: How Splunk Uses Its Own APM to Accelerate MTTR

Why Splunk APM

Outdated point products from niche vendors weren’t designed to handle the demands of the new cloud-native world. In fact, any APM tool that stores only a subset of traces slows down your pace of innovation, complicates the troubleshooting process, misses issues and creates organizational silos throughout your company. Unlike New Relic, Splunk solutions are created for modern, cloud-native environments and have a simple pricing structure. We offer a full Data-to-Everything platform that helps teams deliver better results faster.

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New Relic vs Splunk

Legacy APM tools were designed for only static, heavy, monolithic applications. Splunk, on the other hand, has the APM for the Data Age to support modern microservices-based apps, single page applications, as well as traditional applications.

Feature Comparison Splunk Legacy APM Tools
Infrastructure Monitoring    
Application Performance Monitoring (APM)    
Comprehensive Logs    
Streaming Analytics    
Full-Fidelity Tracing - No Sampling    
Comprehensive Integrations    
Instant Root Cause Error Visibility    
Supports 1000+ Containers    
Support for Distributed Tracing    
Leading Contributor to OpenTelemetry    

The Guide to Modern APM

Splunk APM Highlights

Speed and Efficiency

  • Our streaming architecture and AI-driven analytics alert on problems and recommend actionable insights in mere seconds.
  • Empowers developers with modern, high performance tools so that they troubleshoot less.
  • The only end-to-end full-fidelity NoSample™ distributed tracing that stores the data of every single trace.
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Platforms built for today’s Data Age

  • Designed to address the complexities of cloud-native environments.
  • The industry’s most advanced observability suite, bringing together out-of-the-box Kubernetes monitoring and full-fidelity APM.
  • The only end-to-end full-fidelity solution to help you find ANY user-impacting issue.
  • Committed to open source data collection.
  • Domain-centric AI analyzes and learns based on all your data.
  • A superior UI with a dynamic service map that allows you to see the root cause of errors immediately, explore your data based on any combination of tags, and easily understand how your application is behaving.

Analyst Reports

Splunk named a Visionary in our first-ever recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring*

Splunk has been ranked No. 1 in Gartner’s latest Market Share Analysis for IT Operations Management**

*Gartner, 2020 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, Charley Rich and Federico de Silva, 22 April 2020.

**Gartner Market Share Analysis: ITOM Perfomance Analysis Software, Worldwide, 2019, Laurie F. Wurster and Supradip Baul, 17 June 2020

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