1. Anomaly Detection in AI Operations with Datadog


    Anomaly detection is a critical capability in monitoring systems, particularly in AI Operations, as it helps identify unusual patterns that do not conform to expected behavior. Datadog is a monitoring service that provides anomaly detection as one of its features. In this context, using Pulumi for infrastructure as code, you can create and manage Datadog Monitors programmatically. I will demonstrate how to create a Datadog Monitor that uses anomaly detection to alert you when a metric behaves unusually.

    To achieve this, we will use the pulumi_datadog package. This package allows us to interact with Datadog resources directly from our Pulumi program.

    In our Pulumi program, we'll define a datadog.Monitor resource. The key properties we'll set are:

    • name: A human-readable name for the monitor.
    • type: The type of the monitor. For anomaly detection, we will use anomaly.
    • query: The query to execute for the monitor. This will include the metric to evaluate and the anomaly detection function.
    • message: A message to send with notifications for the monitor.

    First, you'll need to install the required package:

    pip install pulumi_datadog

    Now, let's write the Pulumi program in Python:

    import pulumi_datadog as datadog # Create a new Datadog monitor for anomaly detection anomaly_monitor = datadog.Monitor("anomaly-monitor", name="Anomaly Detection for AI Operations", type="query alert", query="avg(last_1h):anomalies(avg:ai.operations{environment:production}.as_count(), 'basic', 3)", message="Notify DevOps team if AI operations metric is anomalous @pagerduty", tags=["ai-operations", "anomaly-detection"], priority=3, notify_no_data=True, no_data_timeframe=20, thresholds={ "critical": 1.0, "warning": 0.75, }, notify_audit=False, timeout_h=0, include_tags=True, require_full_window=True, new_host_delay=300, evaluation_delay=60, renotify_interval=0, escalation_message="Anomaly detection escalated.", locked=False, ) # Export the ID of the monitor pulumi.export("monitor_id", anomaly_monitor.id)


    • The datadog.Monitor resource is used to create a new monitor in Datadog.
    • We have given the monitor a name that clearly specifies it's for anomaly detection in AI operations.
    • The type field is set to "query alert", specifying this monitor triggers based on the result of a query.
    • The query is an important part of anomaly detection. It uses Datadog's anomalies function to detect when the average number of some AI operation events over the last hour is anomalous.
    • message provides context that will be included in the alert notifications; it can integrate with platforms like PagerDuty.
    • We've added tags to help categorize and filter the monitor.
    • priority, notify_no_data, no_data_timeframe, thresholds, and other settings control how the monitor behaves and when it will trigger alerts.
    • Finally, we export the monitor's ID, which can be useful if we need to reference this monitor in other parts of our infrastructure as code.

    To use this program, save the code in a Python file (e.g., main.py), ensure you have Pulumi installed and set up with your Datadog credentials, and then run pulumi up to deploy the monitor to your Datadog account. This will help you start with anomaly detection in AI operations using Datadog and Pulumi.