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New Relic Takes on AIOps

Feb 15th, 2019 3:00pm by
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New Relic Takes on AIOps

In this week’s episode of The New Stack Context podcast, we talk about New Relic’s growth into AIops with its recent acquisition of SignifAIAaron Johnson, senior vice president of product management at New Relic and Guy Fighel, co-founder and former chief technology officer of SignifAI and now the general manager for AIOps and vice president of product engineering at New Relic both shared their vision behind the acquisition and how machine learning can be used to monitor and troubleshoot complex IT systems.

Then later in the show we discuss how to get rid of technology debt. Is the answer to stop using open source libraries and frameworks? Robert Lefkowitz, the recently retired Chief Architect of eyewear provider Warby Parker, is advocating that approach, and we’ll delve into his talk at the O’Reilly Software Architecture conference, held last week in New York

TNS Editorial Director Libby Clark hosted this show, with the help of TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson, and Alex Williams, TNS co-founder and editor-in-chief.


  • New Relic, SignifAI and the Shifting View of Monitoring Technologies: New Relic’s recent acquisition of SignifAI shows how system monitoring landscape is changing. Technology tool providers are combining machine intelligence and other tools into single integrated service that can better inform DevOps technologists and site reliability engineers (SRE) about the state of their systems.
  • AIOps: Greater Data Context Can Yield Richer Results: IT practitioners often struggle with context. They jump to the data manipulation or aggregation, setting up models of data ingestion without thinking about the business first. In this contributed piece, Bhanu Singh, vice president of product and head of engineering at OpsRamp, offers a number of tips to get the data correct for AIops, including learning to align the objectives and outcomes, make the data consistent, and start with small test cases.
  • WhiteSource: Open Source Security Management for Containers: Chances are, you’re using an open source library. One recent survey reports that 92 percent of applications use at least one open source library. Another survey puts that number even higher, at 96 percent. WhiteSource, a continuous open source security and license compliance management tool, was created seven years ago to handle this problem and this week is bringing its continuous monitoring functionality to containerized applications and the images that comprise them. It does this by way of a “Kubernetes agent that runs silently in the background as a pod in the production cluster, automatically scanning any image deployed to production in new pods,” also monitoring container images stored in Docker Hub, Amazon ECR, Azure Container Registry, and JFrog Artifactory.
  • Datadog Goes Full-Stack with Front-End Web Tester Madumbo Acquisition: Infrastructure and application monitoring service Datadog has acquired the AI-powered website-testing tool Madumbo in a move that Madumbo CEO Gabriel-James Safar explains as the first step in expanding Datadog’s full-stack monitoring capabilities. Datadog’s acquisition of Madumbo will be its third, with the last coming in 2017 when the company snapped up another French company, log-management company

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