Ask New Relic #5: Custom Instrumentation

We’re always striving for the best out-of-the-box experience we can deliver with each of our agents. We support many of the popular frameworks across Ruby, Java, PHP, Python and .NET and provide detailed metrics so you can find issues quickly and get on with your day.

It’s easy to see why many customers are hungry for more. Whether it’s a new web framework we don’t support yet or a specific library that is causing performance issues, adding custom instrumentation can give you even more insight into the health and performance of your app.

Getting Started with Custom Metrics

Custom Metric Collection for Ruby
* Custom Metric Collection for Java
* Custom Metric Collection for PHP
* Custom Metric Collection for Python
* Custom Metric Collection for .NET 

OK, Now What?
With custom instrumentation you can augment your application metrics to include specific libraries or components that may be causing bottlenecks in your app. Here is a step-by-step example of adding New Relic metrics to the AWS::S3 Ruby gem that will get you started.

Happy Hacking!'

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