The New Stack Context

About the show

Join The New Stack’s editorial team to review the week’s hottest news in cloud-native technologies and at-scale application development. Editorial Director Libby Clark, Managing Editor Joab Jackson and TNS Founder and Publisher Alex Williams put more context around the stories we’re covering each week and look ahead to topics we expect will gain more attention in coming weeks. Guests include TNS writers and correspondents who join us to discuss what they’re hearing from tech industry insiders.

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Episodes

  • Episode 71: Apache Spark for Artificial Intelligence and AI 2.0

    April 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 46 secs
    ai, apache spark, artificial intelligence, deep learning, kubernetes, machine learning, minio

    Today on The New Stack Context we talk with Garima Kapoor, COO and co-founder of MinIO, about using Spark at scale for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) workloads on Kubernetes. The Apache and Hadoop ecosystem hasn’t had much overlap with Kubernetes in the past, but as we learned at KubeCon in Seattle last November, that is quickly changing. As Iguazio’s Yaron Haviv wrote in a contributed article on TNS titled “Will Kubernetes Sink the Hadoop Ship?”

  • Episode 70: LaunchDarkly's Trajectory, Google Cloud Next

    April 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 16 secs

    This week, we spoke with Oakland The New Stack correspondent TC Currie who attended LaunchDarkly’s Trajectory conference in Oakland this week. Then later in the show our own Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack, and Joab Jackson, TNS managing editor, discussed the news coming out from Google Cloud Next in san Francisco this week. Libby Clark, editorial director at The New Stack, hosted the show.

  • Episode 69: 12-Factor Serverless Apps, Cloud Foundry Summit Philly

    April 5th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 11 secs

    This week, we’re talking with Toby Fee, community developer at serverless software provider Stackery, about how to apply the principles of the 12-factor application model to serverless apps.

    In the second half of the show, we spoke with Roman Swoszowski, vice president of cloud research and development at Grape Up, about this week's Cloud Foundry Summit, in Philadelphia.

  • Episode 68: How to Prepare the IT Department for Cloud Native Computing

    March 29th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 10 secs

    Today we’re talking with Bob Quillin, vice president of Oracle Cloud developer relations, about how to move IT operations to the cloud when personnel is resistant to make the change.

    Last year, a survey from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation found that the number one issue for companies in adopting cloud native technologies was “cultural changes with the development team.”

  • Episode 67: Context: Amazon's Elastic Distribution, The Business of Quantum Computing

    March 22nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 4 secs

    This week, we spoke with Sharone Revah Zitzman, developer relations at AppsFlyer and author of the contributed piece we ran last week titled “What the Fork, Amazon?”

    In the last episode, we talked about Amazon Web Services’ new distribution of the open source Elasticsearch which has stirred up much debate and angst in the open source community.

  • Episode 66: Cloud Providers vs. Open Source, the Open Source Leadership Summit

    March 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 32 secs

    This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we are talking about how cloud providers are affecting open source companies with Karthik Ramasamy, co-founder and CEO of Streamlio. Streamlio offers cloud native messaging, processing and event storage as a service, powered by Apache Pulsar.

    Everyone was buzzing about Amazon’s new distribution of Elasticsearch. AWS was careful to say it wasn’t a fork of the project on which the company Elasticsearch runs a lucrative business. But instead justified the move by saying it was too difficult for users of the project to distinguish between the open source code and the proprietary code which the company charges for.

  • Episode 65: Kubernetes Security Checklist and Assorted News from RSA

    March 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 8 secs

    This week, in a nod to the RSA Conference that wa…

  • Episode 64: Feature Flags that Promote Teamwork, Kubernetes Catches up on IPv6

    March 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 30 secs

    This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we ta…

  • Episode 63: Google's Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Foundry's Upcoming Philadelphia Summit

    February 22nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 50 secs

    This week,  we’re talking with TNS correspondent Mike Melanson about Google’s new Cloud Services Platform. It’s a software offering (now in beta) that links Google’s managed Kubernetes service GKE with its on premises version, GKE on-prem, for enterprises that want to run workloads on premises and in the cloud using the same management environment. Google is following Amazon Web Services (with Outposts) and Microsoft (Azure Stack) in offering a on-premises version of its cloud stack, though Google is the first one to Istio as part of the package.

  • Episode 62: New Relic Takes on AIOps

    February 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  37 mins

    In this week's episode of The New Stack Context, we talk about New Relic’s growth into AI ops with its recent acquisition of SignifAI. Aaron Johnson, SVP of Product Management at New Relic and Guy Fighel, co-founder and former CTO of SignifAI and now the GM, AIOps & VP 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.

  • Episode 61: DevOps Maturity and the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference

    February 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 26 secs

    This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we speak with Rob Zuber, chief technology officer of CircleCI about what it means for an organization to reach DevOps maturity.

  • Episode 60: How to Respond to Any Crisis (IT or Otherwise) in an Organized Way

    February 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 52 secs

    For this week's episode, we speak with Rich Adams, a senior engineer of security and incident response at PagerDuty. In the second half of the show, we spoke to Kong co-founder Marco Palladino, about the end of what calls "software tribalism," as open source moves the industry to a hybrid world driven by developers, not software stack vendors.

  • Episode 59: Cloud Native Live: Twistlock's Virtual Conference

    January 25th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 30 secs

    For this week's episode, we speak with Sonya Koptyev, who is the director of evangelism for cloud native security provider Twistlock, which is holding a webinar/conference, Cloud Native Live this Monday, on Jan. 29.

    There are a lot of great speakers on this day-long event. In the main keynote, Pivotal’s Dormain Drewitz will share secrets of enterprises who have successfully adopted the best principles of digital transformation. CI/CD expert Brice Fernandes will explain the GitOps model, identifying best practices and tools to use on this emerging practice. Other speakers include Priyanka Sharma, director of cloud native alliances at GitLab and Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

  • Episode 58: The Art of Developer Relations

    January 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  27 mins 25 secs

    For this week's episode, we're speaking with Emily Freeman, a software engineer and cloud advocate at Microsoft, about the role of developer relations in developer marketing. Freeman wrote on her personal blog late last year about the role of developer relations, otherwise known as devrel, in software engineering. Developer relations roles have become more popular at large enterprises and the major cloud providers.

  • Episode 57: InfluxData's Times Series Query Language, Exoscale's Container Stack 2019

    January 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 6 secs
    containerstack, exoscale, influxdb, time series databases, tsdb

    The New Stack sponsor InfluxData launched InfluxDB, an open source time series platform, in 2013. Since then, the software has had millions of downloads, built an expanding list of enterprise customers, and fostered a growing community. InfluxData CMO Mark Herring writes on The New Stack this week that most data is best understood in a time dimension, so the time series space is really just getting started. Paul spoke with us about why this is the case, and also shared some info about the company's new query language for time series data, called Flux, as well.

  • Episode 56: TNS Context: Holberton School Students on Cloud Native DevOps

    January 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  27 mins 42 secs

    Welcome to The New Stack Context, a weekly wrapup of the hottest news in scalable IT development and deployment.  This week we’re talk with Essence Boayue, a full-stack engineer in training at the Holberton School for software engineering, as well as Max Johnson, a former Holberton student who is now a DevOps engineer at conversational AI provider Pypestream.