FlightStats Adopts Data-Driven Culture to Deliver Real-time Flight Information With New Relic Software Analytics Platform
Leader in Flight Data Services Already Realized $300,000 in Savings on Their Software Architecture
Software analytics company New Relic, Inc. (NYSE:NEWR) announced today that FlightStats, Inc., a leader in flight data services and solutions to customers serving the global travel industry, has realized more than $300,000 in savings to-date on their software architecture since deploying the New Relic Software Analytics Platform. With New Relic’s platform, FlightStats has been able to see how efficiently their systems are operating and prioritize areas they can optimize.
With more than five million unique visitors per month and delivering nearly 100 million impressions across the web and mobile devices, FlightStats recognized it as critical to have visibility into the performance of their services and customers’ experience. New Relic has enabled FlightStats to achieve these objectives and identify areas for optimization and savings by:
● Supporting a Data-Driven Culture: FlightStats at its core is a data business helping organizations and travelers optimize their travel experience. New Relic Insights has provided FlightStats visibility into their data sources, their customers’ experience and performance of their applications through dashboards throughout the office that inform daily decisions on their business. ● Driving Agile Development and DevOps Methods: With New Relic Insights, FlightStats’ product teams now have much more targeted data to allow them to quickly deliver the highest quality software to market. In addition, the data and analytics New Relic delivers became a common language between FlightStats’ developers and IT engineers, which they found to reduce friction after products were deployed. ● Track and Redirect Data Scrapers: New Relic Browser showed who was scraping data from the FlightStats website and enabled the company to redirect that traffic to their paid APIs. As a result FlightStats was able to decrease scraper traffic from their website by 50 percent. ● Monitor and Migrate Workloads in the Cloud: When FlightStats identified the need for a centralized global data center they decided to migrate applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS). FlightStats has used New Relic APM and New Relic Server to identify which applications to move, how best to scale those resources economically, and how to decrease latency for customers through this hybrid cloud environment.
Supporting Quotes “New Relic helps us understand and have visibility into all of the data sources that we consume, while giving us unprecedented insights into how our users are engaging with our services and solutions,” said Tod Hutchinson, CEO and co-founder, FlightStats. “Monitoring our applications and using the metrics and data from New Relic helps us make more informed decisions, move faster together as a company, and identify savings that have really affected our business.”
“FlightStats embodies the benefits software analytics can provide by delivering data from their applications to across multiple departments,” said Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, Chief Revenue Officer at New Relic. “FlightStats really shows how data can be the common language as organizations rely more and more on their capabilities as a software business to enable them to make better decisions faster and prioritize business issues.”
About New Relic Software Analytics Platform The New Relic Software Analytics Platform is a market-leading multi-tenant SaaS software analytics platform built for modern architectures. New Relic's integrated products (APM, Browser, Insights, Mobile, Plugins, Server, and Synthetics) are designed to allow developers and IT operations to manage the performance of their applications and create new digital customer experiences. New Relic's platform can help companies make better, data-driven decisions using real-time data from production software.
About FlightStats FlightStats provides data services and solutions to customers serving the global travel industry. The company has established a leadership position as a provider of real-time global flight information, servicing airlines, airports, travel agencies, developers, consumers, and more.
The company delivers real-time global flight tracking and airport data that powers many of the worlds most popular travel applications. The company also provides web and mobile applications to the FlightStats community, helping travelers to better manage their travel day. FlightStats’ data is viewed by millions of people each month, and the company is constantly evolving to offer the best worldwide communication and tracking services to travelers, including the airlines, agencies and developers who serve them.
For more information visit http://www.flightstats.com or follow the company on Twitter @flightstats.
Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking” statements, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws, including but not limited to the benefits of the New Relic Software Analytics Platform, including potential savings to customers, how it can be utilized to monitor and be deployed within customers’ software architectures, and improved communication between development, IT operations and other teams. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements are based on New Relic’s current assumptions, expectations, and beliefs and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and changes in circumstances that may cause New Relic’s actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement. Further information on factors that could affect New Relic’s financial and other results and the forward-looking statements in this press release is included in the filings we make with the SEC from time to time, including in New Relic’s most recent Form 10-K, particularly under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Copies of these documents may be obtained by visiting New Relic’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.newrelic.com or the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. New Relic assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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