Introduction to Infrastructure integrations

New Relic Infrastructure integrations send data from popular services to New Relic. This document introduces you to our integrations, what they do, and how to get started using them.

The Integrations service is data agnostic; it has no knowledge of whether the imported data contains any personal information. For more information about New Relic's security measures, see our security and privacy documentation, or visit the New Relic security website.

Available integrations

New Relic has two types of integrations, cloud and on-host.

Cloud integrations collect data from cloud services and accounts. There's no installation process for cloud integrations, you simply connect your New Relic account to your cloud provider account.

Integrations Description
Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based integrations

Connect your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account to monitor and report data to New Relic.

See the list of AWS integrations.

Microsoft Azure cloud-based integrations

Connect your Microsoft Azure account to monitor and report data to New Relic.

See the list of Azure integrations.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) cloud-based integrations

Connect your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account to monitor and report data to New Relic.

See the list of GCP integrations.

"On-host" integrations are what we call integrations that run directly on your host or server. Available on-host integrations include Kubernetes, MySQL, Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ, and many more. You can also build your own on-host integrations using our integrations SDK.

Integrations Description
Kubernetes integration Connect your account to gain visibility of your Kubernetes environment, explore your clusters, and manage alerts.
On-host integrations

Monitor and report data from many popular services with integrations that include Kubernetes, Redis, Apache, RabbitMQ, and many more.

Build your own

To create a lightweight integration for reporting data on a schedule, use our Flex integration tool. For more complete custom integration functionality, use our Integrations SDK.

Install and enable instructions

To connect cloud integrations or install on-host integrations, see:


After an integration is activated, you can:

Types of integration data

Integrations generate some basic types of data that you can use in New Relic.

Integration data Description

Numeric measurement data. Examples:

  • Number of requests in a queue
  • Number of hits on a database per minute
  • Percentage of CPU being used

Cloud-based and on-host integrations include pre-built dashboards that display important metrics.


Live system state and configuration information. Examples:

  • Host name
  • AWS region or availability zone
  • Port being used

Changes in inventory generate events in New Relic Infrastructure, so you can easily figure out when performance issues were caused by a change in the system.


Important activity on a system. Examples:

  • Service starting
  • Version update
  • New table being created

Changes to inventory are a type of event.


Key-value pairs generated by some integrations. Examples:

  • Certain inventory data
  • Additional data attached to events
  • Any data that is not considered metrics or inventory

Depending on the integration, other types of information may be reported as attributes.

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