Ari Zilka

Ari Zilka

Head of the Product Incubator, New Relic

Ari was founding chief architect at and helped scale the core platform to $400MM in revenue and 1BB daily impressions in 18 months. He went on to start Terracotta (Software AG now) who build and ship EHCache and Quartz to the Java market and are in use in more than 10MM instances worldwide today. After Terracotta Ari was the founding CPO at Hortonworks (now Cloudera) and took the company from FCS to IPO. He then went on to become a venture investor alongside Vinod Khosla and later on his own before joining New Relic as head of the product incubator.

Sessions with Ari Zilka

  • 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm PT
    | Wednesday, May 26 | Snackable

    Monitoring One of the Largest Consumer Launches in History and Implications on Observability

    New Relic recently supported one of the largest phone launches in history for some of North America’s telcos. While the user traffic was trivial to support (and we will explain how the New Relic database, collectors, and ingesters handle 1.4BB inserts/minute to our cloud monitoring platform) the monitoring traffic was the challenge. In this talk, we will explain observability and how we supported 15TT inspected systems every 10 minutes during this launch for days on end. Next, we will also present the pressures we observed on Amazon and on our operations and users. Lastly, what behaviors had to change to make this all work. From this experience, we extract the lessons learned about how to have observability done right, and feedback we have for the market on how to monitor at scale. Finally, we will get into how to automate and add AI to the mix to gain efficiencies.

    (Join this session for live chat OR watch on-demand immediately after)

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