Since Pixie’s acquisition by New Relic in late 2020, there has been rapid growth in its features, scope, and vision. It does not end there. New Relic has an ambitious long-term roadmap for a Pixie that better supports third-party tools, plugins, and very large Kubernetes clusters. It is important to highlight that most older monitoring systems were considered inefficient due to their operational overhead. Taking this in the context of a cloud environment, where you’re paying by the resources used, this can quickly become expensive.
Pixie offers monitoring, telemetry, metrics, and more with less than 5% CPU overhead and latency degradation during data collection. Extended platform usage with considerable workloads will maintain an average of 2% overhead, an excellent improvement over legacy systems.