Introduction to Radar


Whether you are a developer, operations expert, or digital business leader, you need to quickly see and act on rapid changes in your app's ecosystem. But you often don't have time to drill down through the extensive dashboards across New Relic products to find what is most relevant to you.

Using New Relic Radar as your daily, centralized information center, you can quickly gain insights into your environment. You can also easily share that information via Slack with others.

Radar is available in limited release for approved New Relic accounts. If you have access to Radar, it will be visible in the navigation bar at the top of the New Relic UI at

Personalized, live feed

Radar provides a personalized, live feed about your software and cloud environment. Using applied intelligence, Radar's machine learning capabilities detect what data is important to you and adjust accordingly. Your personalized feed may include:

  • New apps or hosts reporting to New Relic
  • Deployments
  • Unusually low memory, anomalous behavior with root cause analysis, or other potential problems
  • Data trends, such as top app performance, changes in global traffic, week over week performance and slowdowns, etc.

You can also make up-votes or down-votes to manage the types of content in your feed, making Radar smarter and more relevant over time.

New Relic Seymour: Live, personalized feed of events
New Relic's digital intelligence platform includes Radar, a personalized, live feed that adjusts to your preferences. This example draws attention to changing trends, potential network or hardware problems, app deployments, and more. Each card provides summary and diagnostic information, links to New Relic's UI and Docs site to explore additional details, and a message bar so you can share the information.

Functionality behind the feed

New Relic Radar uses a collection of algorithms to examine the wealth of information across all of your New Relic products and how you use them. Then it uses predictive capabilities to present just the data you are likely to care about the most.

Radar takes into account a variety of signals that inform what and how often a personalized feed communicates to individual users, such as:

  • Applications, hosts, and features in New Relic that you often use
  • Radar cards you select and view
  • Up-votes and down-votes of Radar cards

Additional customization and sharing

Every user needs to see different information depending on their roles, responsibilities, and interests. In addition, different stakeholders and teams need to collaborate about different aspects of your software, whether it's troubleshooting bottlenecks, performance enhancements, alertable conditions, memory and CPU levels, or all of the above.

Radar learns what to place in your feed by how you use it. You can also change settings to customize your feed.

In addition, the Slack integration makes it easy to share items with others, even if they do not have a New Relic account. You can share Radar cards and associated notes with both Slack team members and Slack channels.

For more help

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If you are a New Relic customer and interested in Radar's limited release, contact your New Relic sales rep.