Are External Services Slowing You Down? New Relic Infographic Reveals the Fastest and Most Popular External APIs

Did you know that New Relic’s App Map feature can display all of the external services and third-party APIs used within your application? This information is invaluable as more and more applications leverage the data and services provided by social networks, cloud service providers, and payment services.

With that in mind, we decided to take a look at the most popular third-party APIs used by the 200,000+ applications New Relic monitors. We also took a look at which of these APIs performed the best. So, drumroll please… I present the top APIs:



If you haven’t seen it yet, App Map automatically discovers and maps all of the connected components and services that make up your application. The interface is really elegant (even for apps with hundreds of connected services) and provides an immediate snapshot into the performance of each service – all on one page.

Frankly, if you’re going to monitor the performance of your application – you need all the facts. Knowing if any external services are slowing your app down is critical. Check it out and see how third-party APIs affect your application’s performance.


As Sr Director of Product Marketing at New Relic, Bill leads a stellar team of product marketing experts. Our primary goal in life is educating all our customers about the wonderful products and capabilities in the New Relic Software Analytics product suite. View posts by .

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