Announcing New Relic Insights
Today we are announcing the open beta for New Relic Insights.
Our new Real-Time Analytics Platform, and the newest addition to our innovative Software Analytics product family.
So what is New Relic insights?
New Relic insights is a real-time analytics platform that collects billions of data points directly from your software and transforms them into actionable insights that allow you to make fast and informed decisions about your software, customers and business in real-time.
Your application contains volumes of critical data that hides valuable insights. Until now, access to that data has been complicated, time-consuming and costly. You can’t afford to wait hours or days to get the answers you’re looking for. Nor can you wait a week for the creation of a one-off report, only to find it’s still missing the information you asked for. To be truly data-driven, you need real-time feedback. You have to have a conversation with your data. And that’s where New Relic Insights comes in. Your software has always had the answers. You just couldn’t ask it questions. Now you can, in real time. New Relic Insights is designed to make collecting valuable business data simple so you can be data-driven.
Automatically collect data directly from your software with New Relic’s intelligent agents already running inside your app. Collecting additional types of data is dead simple – just add custom attributes using our powerful API.
Store volumes of data without lifting a finger. We built the New Relic Insights event database from scratch to handle real-time analytics at scale. Add new types of data on the fly with Insights’ flexible, schemaless event database. And forget about indexing—you can now get answers instantly (we’re talking milliseconds), no matter what you ask or how you ask it.
Immediately start asking Insights questions using the SQL-flavored New Relic Query Language (NRQL). The language auto-completes everything, so learning it is easy and you don’t need to be a database guru. You don’t even need to know the types of data you can query – we show you the available events and attributes as you type.
For every query, you receive simple, easy-to-understand results. Every query automatically presents results with beautiful data visualization widgets – like billboards, histograms, pie charts, timeseries charts, and more. Save your queries and create dashboards with digestible, real-time data that you can share with your team.
So how do you use it?
There are a ton of uses for New Relic Insights. Frankly, how you use it depends on your job (are you the data asker or the data provider) and what types of questions you need answered. We’ve put together a few brief examples, check them out here.
New Relic Insights is currently in open beta and available to New Relic’s paying customers. New Relic Insights Beta provides 7 days of data for free for a limited time during the beta. Current customers can start using it immediately (you already have access to all of your performance data for starters). And don’t forget to check out this blog post to see what our founder and CEO has to say about the power of New Relic Insights.