New Relic alternative: Dynatrace

Dynatrace delivers answers, not just more data. Dynatrace makes it easy to get full stack coverage of your dynamic, cloud and microservice-based applications

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Applications are complex, monitoring them shouldn’t be

Modern cloud applications are complex and hyper-dynamic, built on microservice architectures to scale exponentially. Traditional monitoring tools simply won’t cut it in a world of:


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Detect, solve and optimize - automatically

  • AIOps


Zero-touch configuration, continuous discovery and relationship mapping in real-time, instant answers and precise causation.

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  • AIOps

Full Stack

Understand all the relationships and interdependencies, top to bottom, from end-user experience to infrastructure health.

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  • AI at the core

AI at the core

Radically different open AI-engine, Davis, processes billions of dependencies for instantly precise answers beyond human capabilities.

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  • Web-scale


Scale-out cloud native architecture, role-based governance for large global teams, and automatic enterprise-wide deployment.

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Discover the New Relic alternative

See why they chose Dynatrace over New Relic


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“We were using New Relic, but we never got the full picture of our production environment. Dynatrace claimed to be super simple and we thought let’s try it. Honestly we were amazed by how simple it really is.”
Mark Kaplan, Director IT at BARBRI

Norwall PowerSystems

“Since changing over from New Relic, we have been able to take a more proactive approach to our decision making. Dynatrace’s easy access to customizable dashboards show me what's going on with our sites immediately.”
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“We chose Dynatrace over New Relic and other companies because it allowed us to identify and get in front of performance issues more quickly and efficiently. With Dynatrace, we can be more agile, proactive, and address issues before they ever reach our customers.”
John Robinson, IT Architect at ZoomInfo

Why choose Dynatrace as a New Relic alternative?

Auto-everything makes it easy

With Dynatrace, everything is automated. Instrumentation, discovery, baselining, problem identification, business impact and root cause all happen out-of-the-box with no configuration. Get up and running in minutes.

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AI powered answers, not just alerts

Dynatrace is powered by artificial intelligence. That means we analyze millions or even billions of dependencies to automatically identify problems, their business impact and the root cause. New Relic provides dashboards and metrics and leaves the burden on you to find and resolve issues.

Dynatrace offers business impact analysis

Docker and microservice magic

Dynatrace is the only monitoring solution engineered to automatically detect all containers and microservices, as they spin up, without modifying images or manual configuration. New Relic requires you to install multiple agents, and to modify your container images.

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Everything in one solution

Dynatrace provides full stack, enterprise monitoring in a single solution. From the end user experience, application code, and cloud infrastructure, including network and log analytics. With New Relic, you need to add tools from other vendors to get the complete picture, and even then you’re left to manually correlate data. This makes Dynatrace the perfect New Relic alternative.

New Relic alternative: Dynatrace - The difference is clear

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Ease of deployment and updates

Dynatrace: OneAgent, fully automated discovery, baselining and updates. SaaS & on-premise.
New Relic: Requires multiple agents and manual deployment & updates. SaaS only.


Dynatrace: Horizontal cluster architecture scales to +100k hosts.
New Relic: Limits at 5K hosts, no end-to-end observability across large hybrid cloud environments.

Transaction visibility

Dynatrace: Every transaction, end-to-end, for effective troubleshooting, optimization, and AI.
New Relic: Limited due to sampling/snapshot approach.

Problem identification and resolution

Dynatrace: Artificial intelligence identifies problems, business impact and root cause.
New Relic: Alerts and dashboards only – leaves troubleshooting to you.


Dynatrace: Robust APIs and integration w. all enterprise apps.
New Relic: Limited integration capabilities.

Total cost of ownership

Dynatrace: 1/10th TCO - 100x faster to deploy + 1/10th the people needed
+ 1/10th server capacity needed + 20x faster MTTR

Application/technology coverage

Dynatrace New Relic
Digital Experience

Dynatrace: Best-in-class real user and synthetic transaction monitoring.
New Relic: Monitors real users, but not end-to-end at scale. Limited synthetic capabilities.

Application Performance

Dynatrace: Supports most common languages and database tiers with single agent.
New Relic: Supports most common languages and database tiers with multiple agents.


Dynatrace: Full stack monitoring including log files and network.
New Relic: Separate product & dataset, requires correlation with APM data.

Cloud IaaS support

Dynatrace: Full integration w. AWS, buy from marketplace.
New Relic: Limited integration, only some products available on marketplace.

Cloud native support

Dynatrace: Automatic observability into containers, integration w. Cloud Foundry & OpenShift.
New Relic: Manual deployment requires changes to Docker images, correlation.

Apps of record (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Citrix)

Dynatrace: Support for enterprise apps including Oracle EBS, SAP, and Microsoft Exchange.
New Relic: No observability into key apps of record.


We chose Dynatrace over New Relic and other companies because it allowed us to identify and get in front of performance issues more quickly and efficiently. With Dynatrace, we can be more agile, proactive, and address issues before they ever reach our customers.”
John Robinson, IT Architect at ZoomInfo

Engineered for cloud native and hybrid environments

Dynatrace automatically discovers, baselines, and intelligently monitors dynamic multi-cloud environments.

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