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Try our APIs

New Relic offers a variety of APIs you can use to:

  • Retrieve data from New Relic.
  • Send data to New Relic.
  • Adjust settings.
  • Set up automation.

This section of the Developer Site provides you references to where to find more documentation on the different APIs you can use as a developer for your different programmability use cases.

Telemetry APIs

We offer several APIs that allow you to get MELT data types (metrics, events logs, and traces) into New Relic without the use of an installed agent.

Data TypeDescription
Metric APISend metrics to New Relic from any source (including other telemetry monitoring services).
Event APISend event data to New Relic.
Log APISend your log data to New Relic.
Trace APISend distributed tracing data to New Relic.

GraphQL API

NerdGraph is New Relic's GraphQL API, an efficient and flexible query language that lets you request exactly the data you need, without over-fetching or under-fetching. While typical REST APIs require loading from multiple URLs, NerdGraph calls get all the data you need in a single request. NerdGraph also makes it easier to evolve APIs over time and enables powerful developer tools.

New Relic provides a powerful GraphQL tool to explore the API with embedded schema definitions. To get started, go to New Relic's Graphiql Explorer.

Other REST APIs

New Relic has several APIs classified under our REST APIs which will allow you to interact with resources such as Insights and Synthetics. To explore these APIs go to New Relic's REST API Explorer

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