New Relic announced that the company signed a definitive agreement to acquire a next-generation machine intelligence observability solution for developers using Kubernetes, Pixie Labs. Pixie simplifies troubleshooting and live debugging in Kubernetes environments with its instant access to telemetry data without the need to manually add instrumentation. The acquisition will also expand New Relic’s opportunity in the Kubernetes market and drive the acceleration of observability across organizations.
Simplified troubleshooting and live debugging
With Pixie, launched in 2018, telemetry data runs entirely inside Kubernetes at the edge, thus this method provides telemetry to developers with lower overhead, latency, and costs.
According to the announcement, New Relic will integrate Pixie use cases with its New Relic One to allow customers to gain access to various features, including advanced correlation and alerting with Applied Intelligence, advanced visualization and analytics with Full Stack Observability, and extended data retention and compliance through Telemetry Data Platform. Lew Cirne, CEO and Founder of New Relic, said,
“At New Relic, we believe that every developer in the world should have observability as part of their toolkit, so they can easily visualize and troubleshoot their entire software stack. As Kubernetes rapidly becomes the default environment for deploying and managing software in the cloud, we’re doubling down on our Kubernetes strategy with the acquisition of Pixie Labs. Our goal is to make Pixie and New Relic One ubiquitous to the millions of developers responsible for building and deploying applications in Kubernetes environments.”