We like New Relic for a number of reasons at RedMonk. Firstly, developers tell us it just works, providing application performance monitoring across cloud apps. Just tick a box from your PaaS provider, and consider your app instrumented. Secondly, New Relic is a data partner for our analytics business; if you haven’t seen the State of The Stacks analysis (languages, frameworks and runtimes) we built using New Relic data you should check it out) . Thirdly New Relic is a client.
At RedMonk we’re spending a lot of time parsing the future of the industry, as data increasingly supercedes code in terms of business asset value. I was talking to some of the guys from Heroku recently and the RedMonk thesis got enthusiastic headnods. I think it was Jesper Joergensen said:
“Yeah, I was talking to a CIO recently and he said software is just the thing you give away in order to collect data”
Another company we work closely with is Spiceworks, an Austin startup founded in 2006. It took the new model to heart early…
(Cross-posted @ James Governor’s Monkchips)