The New Stack Makers

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

536 episodes of The New Stack Makers since the first episode, which aired on September 8th, 2016.

  • Episode 505: Ushering in the The Industry 4.0 Age with InfluxData and the OPC-UA Server

    September 10th, 2019  |  29 mins 48 secs

    On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder & EiC Alex Williams sits down with Jeroen Coussement, Co-founder & CEO, Factry to focus on the use of OPC-UA and InfluxDB in industrial settings. Coussement built an open-source OPC-UA server to bring data from and to process control systems as well as demonstrate the value of a time series database by collecting data from industrial control systems, adding further context with additional data (and interpreting the result visually), using this as a basis for optimization.

  • Episode 504: What You May Not Know About What Open Source Means for Your Organization

    September 9th, 2019  |  29 mins 3 secs

    There are common perceptions that organizations have about open source — but  these perceptions also vary a lot. This is especially the case when it comes to describing what organizations’ role in open source development should be, as well as the best way to take advantage of this ongoing explosion in open source tools and their availability. (Call it a renaissance, if you will).

    What open source means — and what it should mean — is a main topic of this episode of this The New Stack Makers podcast, recorded during the Open Source Summit in San Diego, with the recently released results of the survey the second annual survey “Open Source Programs in the Enterprise.” Dirk Hohndel, vice president, chief open source officer, VMware, discussed his take on the results and what they meant for VMware, which  co-sponsored the survey in partnership with The Linux Foundation’s TODO Group.

  • Episode 503: This Week In Machine Learning & AI Introduces the TWIMLcon Conference

    September 5th, 2019  |  29 mins 22 secs

    On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder & EiC Alex Williams sits down with Sam Charrington, Founder of This Week in Machine Learning & AI (TWiML & AI). The inaugural TWIMLcon conference takes place October 1st-2nd, 2019 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, California.

  • Episode 502: What is GitOps and Why It Might Be The Next Big Thing

    September 4th, 2019  |  28 mins 18 secs

    With containers comes a level of agility never before experienced in the world of business. In seconds, administrators can roll out deployments for a multitude of services. And when those businesses need to scale those containers, they can turn to Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.

    But what happens when even a standard container workflow can’t keep up with the ever-growing demand of business? You’d be hard-pressed to find a more efficient means of deploying and scaling a container cluster than that found in Kubernetes. And although that may very well be true, it doesn’t mean the development cycle can’t be improved.

    Enter GitOps

  • Episode 501: Progressive Delivering Distributed Systems with Canarying, Service Meshes, and Chaos Engineering

    August 26th, 2019  |  41 mins 28 secs

    There's a continued welcome evolution in the role of the developer — from code monkey to creative worker. It's a good way to motivate and retain some of the most in-demand roles, by making the job more creative and less tedious. But truly it's in response to our increasingly complicated and distributed systems. As much of these roles has to be automated as possible to allow developers and other tech roles to focus on more problem solving and systems resiliency.

    In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we talk to Jason Yee about two trends surrounding this evolution — the role of the developer evangelist and the role of progressive delivery.

  • Episode 500: How a Leading Gambling Software Maker Staves Off Observability Chaos

    August 22nd, 2019  |  42 mins 53 secs

    In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Aleksandr Tavgen, technical architect, for Playtech described how the Isle of Man-based company has succeeded in achieving what the company says is “full observability” of Playtech’s operations platform thanks largely to InfluxDB 2.0, Flux and the OpenTracingAPI.

  • Episode 499: Eric Brewer on Why Envoy and Istio are the Future of Networking

    August 21st, 2019  |  29 mins 6 secs

    For this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Dr. Eric Brewer, Google Fellow and VP of Infrastructure at Google where he’s the architect of Cloud Native systems at massive scale.  He’s also been a Computer Science Professor at UC Berkeley since 1994.   TC caught up with Dr. Brewer at the recent Service Mesh Days in San Francisco.

    “Istio at its core decouples developers from operations,” Brewer said. That decoupling lets both sides go faster and with more confidence.

  • Episode 498: GitLab’s CD Journey Without Kubernetes

    August 20th, 2019  |  25 mins 18 secs

    GitLab has been very busy recently expanding on its leading software repository manager for DevOps to underpin its customers' continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) efforts.

    GitLab is also a very transparent company and actively communicates lessons it has learned along the way firsthand to better support its customers. As a case in point, Priyanka Sharma, director of technical evangelism at GitLab who serves on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), recently surprised many by describing in a recent The New Stack blog post how GitLab began its CD journey without first completely shifting its underlying IT infrastructure to Kubernetes first.

  • Episode 497: Accessibility as an Essential Part of the Inclusive Developer Experience

    August 13th, 2019  |  28 mins 54 secs

    We've written some about accessibility in terms of building apps and websites — although there's always more to learn and do — but what about accessibility and inclusion in the developer world? How can you best serve your full customer base when your customers are developers? How is designing for inclusion an essential part of the developer experience? These are the questions Pivotal Labs' Senior Designer Raquel Breternitz is trying to answer in this episode of The New Stack Makers.

  • Episode 496: Splice Machine Allows Businesses to Modernize AND Keep Customized Programs

    August 12th, 2019  |  36 mins 29 secs

    Splice Machine brings SQL Back, said Monte Zweben, CEO at Splice Machine, but with a spectacular twist.

    It’s common for data infrastructure to reside on three separate platforms:  transactional databases, data warehouses, and the recently-added machine learning (ML) environment.

    Most artificial intelligence (AI) applications are built on historical data that has been loaded in to ML environments for data mining.  So you’re looking in the rearview mirror to figure out what has already happened, he said.  And that requires computational engines.

  • Episode 495: TC Sessions Preview: Why Software is the New 5-Year Growth Plan for the Enterprise

    August 8th, 2019  |  52 mins 9 secs
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    It’s just easier — a greenfield startup founder picks and chooses the best technology platforms and software development tools that best serve the needs of the business model. For organizations with years of legacy software in place, the digital journey is often harder, yet inherently necessary to survive in today’s DevOps-centric world.

    In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast hosted by Alex Williams, founder and editor in chief of The New Stack, ahead of the upcoming TC Sessions: Enterprise event, how organizations attempt to keep up with the disruption amid an explosion of new and powerful open source tools served as a central theme.

  • Episode 494: How Graph Databases are Changing Our Relationships with Data

    August 7th, 2019  |  44 mins 32 secs

    What does Justin Bieber have to do with our relationships to, well, anything? If nothing else, his staggering 105.8 million followers on Twitter (at the time of this conversation) is a real challenge for data scientists. If you wanted to know how The Bieb’s assemblage relates to him and one another, you could never achieve it with an entity-first relationship model — you know, columns, rows and spreadsheets, or, as Wikipedia calls it, “a simple relational database implementation, each row of a table represents one instance of an entity type, and each field in a table represents an attribute type.”

  • Episode 493: Intel's AI4Good: Good News for a Change

    July 31st, 2019  |  26 mins 13 secs

    “There’s so much passion for using AI in ways that are beneficial,” Anna Bethke, Head of AI4 Social Good at Intel’s AI Products Group.  And she wanted to make it easier for others to get involved.

    Bethke’s team partners with companies and social justice organizations to give them access to Intel’s knowledge of deep learning skills and techniques, making it easier for them to mine social media and other data to filter out the noise.

  • Episode 492: What the Paradigmatic Shift in Machine Learning Means for DevOps

    July 30th, 2019  |  38 mins 52 secs

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been under study for years. But what is new is the tremendous impact and overlap AI and ML are now having on application development. Among the benefits, we will continue to see applications based on massive amounts of data sets that make use of human brain-like neural network computing to perform tasks in minutes or seconds that previously required thousands of human hours to perform.

  • Episode 491: Cloud Foundry Sees Challenges Worldwide, Exciting Differences in China

    July 29th, 2019  |  29 mins 31 secs

    The Cloud Foundry Foundation may have faced some …

  • Episode 490: Can the Tech Industry Curb Climate Change and Inequality?

    July 25th, 2019  |  37 mins 37 secs

    Inequality is growing. The climate crisis and glo…