Learn How Rollbar Complements New Relic

Use Rollbar to:

  • Get live, granular, and contextual application error data
  • Perform real-time root cause analysis on production errors
  • Share a common monitoring diagnostic tool across Dev and Ops

Use New Relic to:

  • Collect data on application response time and throughput
  • Monitor host uptime and resources, such as memory and CPU
  • Trace transactions across run-time environments

Reduce time to resolution

Rollbar is specifically designed for real-time error monitoring. Rollbar enhances tools like New Relic that are primarily designed for monitoring transactions and hosts. DevOps teams working in continuous delivery model use Rollbar to reduce and mitigate deploy risk.

RollbarNew Relic
Stack traces
Local variable values
Telemetry data
Track errors to source code
Track errors to deploys
Real-time live feed
Traces data collectionAllSampled
Traces data retention180 days7 days
Data caps / rate limitsCustomizable100 events/min
Infrastructure availability
Response time & throughput
Transaction tracing

* Comparing out-of-the-box features

Eric Wood
Rollbar's easier to dive deep into individual incidents. I can find script errors a user experienced and correlate that to systemic problems. Huge win!Eric Wood Engineer
Ethan Kennerly
Rollbar is my DevOps insurance policy. They provide me peace of mind about the stability of hundreds of apps and billions of requests.Ethan Kennerly Senior Engineer

See errors in real time

A lot of things can happen—and problems can get obscured—when you rely on one minute granularity.

Use the Rollbar live feed to detect errors and exceptions in real-time. This is especially useful immediately after deploys.

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Track errors to deploys

Rollbar keeps a history of your deploys, commits, and undeployed changes. For each error, Rollbar automatically identifies the suspect deploy, that caused the issue. Quickly view the diff in your source code repository from here.

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Link errors to code

Instantly get to the line of code in your source repository that generated the error, directly from the stack trace.

Rollbar integrates with popular git repositories, such as GitHub, Bitbucket, and Gitlab.

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Debug faster with local variables and request replays

See the values of local variables in each method directly in the error stack trace. Replay requests with the exact same parameters to easily reproduce troublesome errors.

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Know what happened with Telemetry

Get a timeline of events in the browser leading up to when an error occurred, including user behavior, network activity, console messages, and more.

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Separate the signal from the noise

Merge similar and duplicate errors and create your own JSON-based custom rules to automatically group like error occurrences, so you can focus on what’s important.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are data caps or rate limits?

New Relic caps the number of error events collected per agent at 100 per minute, due to performance concerns. Rollbar users can set their own rate limits on how many events should be sent to Rollbar per customizable time window, such as per minute or week.

How is the data retention different?

Traces data are retained for only up to 7 days in New Relic, unless the user specifically views the trace in the product UI. Rollbar retains all your data for 180 days so you can address errors on your own schedule. Custom retention period is available in the Enterprise plan.

How is the pricing different?

New Relic is a host-centric performance monitoring tool and is priced accordingly – on a per host agent basis. Rollbar is an app-centric error monitoring tool, so it is priced by error events. We offer pricing plans that include generous amount of events per month.

Can I use both Rollbar and New Relic?

Yes. Our customers that use both typically use Rollbar for dealing with errors, and New Relic for performance deficits. Rollbar alerts tend to arrive fastest in your alerting tool of choice like PagerDuty or Slack, so many of our users begin their workflow in Rollbar.