Blackfire.io vs New Relic: What are the differences?
Developers describe Blackfire.io as "Blackfire Profiler automatically instruments your code to gather data about consumed server resources like memory, CPU time, and I/O". Blackfire achieves a new level of accuracy by aggregating several profile samples and getting rid of non relevant data. Get even deeper and review the interactions with your entire stack (SQL database engines, cache servers, ...). On the other hand, New Relic is detailed as "SaaS Application Performance Management for Ruby, PHP, .Net, Java, Python, and Node.js Apps". New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
Blackfire.io and New Relic can be primarily classified as "Performance Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by Blackfire.io are:
- Profile a page at a mouse click thanks to the Blackfire web browser extension
- Browse through the function calls and identify performance bottlenecks thanks to the Blackfire intuitive UI
- Because Blackfire is only triggered when you profile a request, there is no overhead for other requests
On the other hand, New Relic provides the following key features:
- Performance Data Retention
- Real-User Response Time, Throughput, & Breakdown by Layer
- App Response Time, Throughput, & Breakdown by Component
"Deep insights into PHP request cycle" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Blackfire.io, while over 411 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing New Relic.
Airbnb, Spotify, and StackShare are some of the popular companies that use New Relic, whereas Blackfire.io is used by Blackfire.io, Showpad, and Basharsoft. New Relic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3142 company stacks & 575 developers stacks; compared to Blackfire.io, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.