New Relic vs Splunk

Last updated: May 18, 2022

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New Relic
New Relic gets you immediate code-level visibility to build faster software, create better products, and delight your customers. New Relic gets you immediate code-level visibility to build faster software, create better products, and delight your customers.
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Splunk
We make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone—no matter where it comes from. You see servers and devices, apps and logs, traffic and clouds. We see data—everywhere. Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make your company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure.
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2022. New Relic enters the security market with its new vulnerability management service



New Relic, which has long been known for its observability platform, is entering the security market today with the launch of a new vulnerability management service. Aptly named New Relic Vulnerability Management, the service aggregates data from both its own native vulnerability detection system and third-party tools, giving security, DevOps, SecOps and SRE teams a single service for monitoring their software stack for vulnerabilities. The company argues that one if its major differentiators is that this new tool can integrate with third-party security tools. This in turn should help teams prioritize which security risks to focus on (because there are always more than any team can handle), with the new service also helping them to identify which actions to take to remediate those risks).


2022. New Relic launches its new infrastructure monitoring experience



In 2020, New Relic launched its New Relic One platform, its attempt to bring together the many point solutions the company had built over the course of the years under a single umbrella. Last year, New Relic built on top of this — and its NRDB data storage system — with improved network monitoring, an ML model performance monitoring and error tracking tool and more. Today, the company is putting one of the last pieces of this project in place with the general availability of its new infrastructure monitoring experience. Designed to help DevOps, SRE and ITOps teams monitor their infrastructure and quickly resolve issues across public, private and hybrid cloud environments, this new solution is now available to New Relic users.


2020. New Relic acquires Kubernetes observability platform Pixie Labs



New Relic, the publicly traded monitoring and observability platform company has acquired Kubernetes observability platform Pixie Labs. The Pixie Labs brand and product will remain in place and allow New Relic to extend its platform to the edge. From the outset, the Pixie Labs team designed the service to focus on providing observability for cloud-native workloads running on Kubernetes clusters. And while most similar tools focus on operators and IT teams, Pixie set out to build a tool that developers would want to use. Using eBPF, a relatively new way to extend the Linux kernel, the Pixie platform can collect data right at the source and without the need for an agent.


2020. Splunk acquires network observability service Flowmill



Data platform Splunk continues to make acquisitions as it works to build out its recently launched observability platform. After acquiring Plumbr and Rigor last month, the company today announced that it has acquired Flowmill, a Palo Alto-based network observability startup. Flowmill focuses on helping its users find network performance issues in their cloud infrastructure in real time and measure their traffic by service to help them control cost. Like so many other companies in this space now, Flowmill utilizes eBPF, the Linux kernel’s relatively new capability to run sandboxed code inside it without having to change the kernel or load kernel modules. That makes it ideal for monitoring applications.


2020. Splunk acquires Plumbr and Rigor to build out its observability platform



Data platform Splunk today announced that it has acquired two startups, Plumbr and Rigor, to build out its new Observability Suite, which is also launching today. Plumbr is an application performance monitoring service, while Rigor focuses on digital experience monitoring, using synthetic monitoring and optimization tools to help businesses optimize their end-user experiences. Both of these acquisitions complement the technology and expertise Splunk acquired when it bought SignalFx for over $1 billion last year.


2020. New Relic is changing its pricing model to encourage broader monitoring



In the monitoring world, typically when you spin up a new instance, you pay a fee to monitor it. If you are particularly active in any given month, that can result in a hefty bill at the end of the month. That leads to limiting what you choose to monitor, to control costs. New Relic wants to change that and is moving to a model where customers pay by the user instead, with a smaller, less costly data component. The company is also simplifying its product set with the goal of encouraging customers to instrument everything instead of deciding what to monitor and what to leave out to control cost.


2017. Splunk expands machine learning capabilities across platform



Cloud monitoring provider Splunk is enhancing machine learning capabilities to make it easier to surface the data that’s most critical. The Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit has several new key features designed for the DIYers. First of all, there is a new data cleaning tool to get the data ready for the model. Next, there are machine learning APIs to import open source and proprietary algorithms and apply them in Splunk. Finally, there is a machine learning management component to integrate user permissions directly from Splunk into custom machine learning applications. For those who would prefer Splunk to do some of the work for them, there are also new goodies including Splunk ITSI 3.0, which uses machine learning to help identify issues and prioritize them based on how critical a given operation is to the business.


2016. Splunk unveiled 300 machine learning algorithms for Operational Intelligence



Operational Intelligence platform provider Splunk has expanded in a significant way the early version of machine learning in its platform to deliver new services and capabilities. It has added machine learning to the core of its platform with a machine learning toolkit that can be installed as a free app on top of the Splunk Enterprise platform. This toolkit provides 300 algorithms for machine learning, 27 of which are pre-packaged out of the box and focus on such categories as clustering, recommendations, regression, classification and text analytics. Splunk has also enhanced the machine learning in its IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) platform it introduced this time last year.


2015. Splunk acquired machine learning startup Caspida



Cloud monitoring provider Splunk has purchased Caspida, the startup that uses machine learning techniques to help identify cyber-secruity threats from inside and outside the company. Splunk helps companies deal with the onslaught of machine data coming from IT systems using data science techniques and automation to make sense of it. The company has a security product called Splunk App For Enterprise Security. With this purchase, Splunk is adding a new tool to its security arsenal to beef up the ability to locate threats using the machine learning techniques that Caspida has developed. It can apply data science to look more closely at the usage of every person using the system, even if they appear to be a valid user with proper credentials. Splunk’s general approach is a solution that is data science driven, that provides automated detection and uses machine learning to get smarter over time.


2014. Mobile analytics startup New Relic is now a billion-dollar company



New Relic, that provides app-monitoring on a SaaS-basis, ended first day of trading as a billion-dollar company. The share price ended up being 47 percent higher than the $23.00 share price it set on Thursday, and makes the company worth roughly $1.5 billion. New Relic offers SaaS Software Analytics Platform that offers Application Performance Management and Real User Monitoring for Cloud and Data Center deployed web applications implemented in Ruby, Java, .NET, Python, PHP, Node.js. New Relic also offers mobile monitoring solutions for iOS and Android applications. The company is aiming full-steam ahead for the new year and compared his company to a football player that just made the big leagues.