New Relic Love
New Relic is a tool that helps you monitor your web apps, it’s users and the servers that run it all. We’ve been using it on Shindig and it’s been crazy helpful. During the Pro trial we were able to build a list of all the slowest queries and pages as well as monitor downtime and memory capacity warnings.
My only real issue with New Relic is that it can be a little pricey depending on your architecture and ability to sign a one year deal for a 25% discount. While I’d love to have the Pro version running on all of our app nodes, our startup is in lean spending mode so we’ve settled for Standard for the time being.
New Relic is also behind a great series of screencasts on scaling Rails which was so incredibly helpful.
If you run web apps you should definitely give New Relic a try.
Posted on: March 12, 2012 – 1:09 PM