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Introduction to New Relic for Ruby

The New Relic Ruby agent monitors your applications to help you identify and solve performance issues. You can also extend the agent's performance monitoring to collect and analyze business data to help you improve the customer experience and make data-driven business decisions.

Use the New Relic Ruby agent to solve your app's performance issues with our My app is slow tutorial.

Compatibility and requirements

The Ruby agent supports many of the most common Ruby frameworks and platforms. You can also use the Ruby agent in a Google App Engine (GAE) flexible environment. Before you install the Ruby agent, ensure your system meets the system requirements.

Monitor app performance

View the big picture of your app

Find errors and problems quickly

Drill down into performance details

View logs for your APM and infrastructure data

Bring your logs and application's data together to make troubleshooting easier and faster. No need to switch to another UI page.

  • With logs in context, you can see log messages related to your errors and traces directly in your app's UI.
  • You can also see logs in context of your infrastructure data, such as Kubernetes clusters.

Analyze business data

Use the Ruby agent to organize, query, and visualize your data to answer key questions about application performance and customer experience.

Install the agent

After creating a New Relic account, use our launcher or see the installation instructions.

Install docs for gem (recommended)
Add Ruby data

Extend agent instrumentation

After installing the agent, go further and extend the agent's instrumentation:


If you're having problems, see the Ruby agent troubleshooting docs. Common issues include:

Check the source code

The Ruby agent is open source software. That means you can browse its source code and send improvements, or create your own fork and build it. For more information, see the README.

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