Datadog

Cloud-Scale Monitoring Platform For Metrics, Traces, & Logs

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Datadog Overview

What is Datadog?

Datadog is the monitoring, security and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams, security engineers and business users in the cloud age. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of our customers' entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

Datadog Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Starts at $15 per host per month. Pay-as-you-go or subscription terms available. Service includes unlimited integrations per monitored host. 14-day free trial included in all plans. All plans include custom metrics and events. Pro plans include 13 months data retention, metric alerts, and email support.


Datadog Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and 3 others, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

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Get alerted only on critical issues using any metric, for a single host or for an entire cluster
Monitor Amazon EC2 performance
Clear, beautiful graphs of your StatsD data
Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards
Monitor metrics with real-time dashboards in seconds, not minutes
Host Maps let you see all of your hosts together on one screen, grouped however you want, with metrics made instantly comprehensible via color and shape.
Datadog's platform unifies multiple pillars of observability to helps Dev, Sec, and Ops teams collaborate and troubleshoot more effectively.
Datadog's 400+ vendor-backed integrations, a world-class enterprise customer base, and focus on ease of use set Datadog up to be the leading choice for infrastructure and software engineering teams.
The Service Map decomposes your application into all its component services and draws the observed dependencies between these services in real time, so you can identify bottlenecks and understand how data flows through your architecture.
Monitor critical business transactions and user journeys with fully hosted, automated tests and ensure that important user experiences are preserved.
Datadog video Datadog screenshot: Get alerted only on critical issues using any metric, for a single host or for an entire cluster Datadog screenshot: Monitor Amazon EC2 performance Datadog screenshot: Clear, beautiful graphs of your StatsD data Datadog screenshot: Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards Datadog screenshot: Monitor metrics with real-time dashboards in seconds, not minutes Datadog screenshot: Host Maps let you see all of your hosts together on one screen, grouped however you want, with metrics made instantly comprehensible via color and shape. Datadog screenshot: Datadog's platform unifies multiple pillars of observability to helps Dev, Sec, and Ops teams collaborate and troubleshoot more effectively. Datadog screenshot: Datadog's 400+ vendor-backed integrations, a world-class enterprise customer base, and focus on ease of use set Datadog up to be the leading choice for infrastructure and software engineering teams. Datadog screenshot: The Service Map decomposes your application into all its component services and draws the observed dependencies between these services in real time, so you can identify bottlenecks and understand how data flows through your architecture. Datadog screenshot: Monitor critical business transactions and user journeys with fully hosted, automated tests and ensure that important user experiences are preserved.

Datadog Reviews

Datadog Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
63

Very good
35

Average
3

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,2
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,4
96% recommended this app
Mauricio S.

Great platform for logs analysis and cloud monitoring

Choosing to use Datadog made my work so much easier to accomplish. The logs analysis is one of the best thing that I can have in order to monitor my projects performance and health. This tool performs well and it is really useful. Real time logging works well. Definitely a must have.


Verified Reviewer

Analytics tool which helps customers and users always get the product you want them to get

Overall, having Datadog monitor our apps' performance and customers/users' pain points is invaluable. It's an amazing tool which lets us identify bottlenecks and better serve our users. Although the initial learning curve of utilizing Datadog's plethora of data analytics tools is steep, it's well worth the effort and price as there is much value to the metrics Datadog provides.


Verified Reviewer

A robust, but complicated tool.

We primarily use DataDog as a monitoring and communication tool. Alerts are sent out daily to a wide variety of users and non-users to keep them up to date on what is happening, when it happened and when it was recovered.


Dmitry K.

It looks very sleek but default integrations won't show you much, so a lot of customization...

It allowed us to jumpstart our monitoring.
But in the end we had to switch to a different SaaS provider, even though it costs little bit more, and it's not so well known and widely marketized.


Hassan H.

All in One Cloud Security Solution

It's really helpful to monitor your development and production environment under one platform provided you know how to configure it effectively.


Mauricio S.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great platform for logs analysis and cloud monitoring

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/20
Review Source: Capterra

Choosing to use Datadog made my work so much easier to accomplish. The logs analysis is one of the best thing that I can have in order to monitor my projects performance and health. This tool performs well and it is really useful. Real time logging works well. Definitely a must have.

Pros

I think that the best features that Datadog has is that you can track and follow logs in real time, something really important to have if your project is live. I like the idea of creating custom views of sets of logs (with custom filters, data parsing and a lot more) and that you can share them with your team.

Cons

It is a bit complicated to set for the first time. Is not quite easy to use or know at first about all the available features that Datadog has. Interface is tricky and can be a blocker sometimes. Following that, if your fields are not mapped in the right way, filters are not that useful.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Analytics tool which helps customers and users always get the product you want them to get

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, having Datadog monitor our apps' performance and customers/users' pain points is invaluable. It's an amazing tool which lets us identify bottlenecks and better serve our users. Although the initial learning curve of utilizing Datadog's plethora of data analytics tools is steep, it's well worth the effort and price as there is much value to the metrics Datadog provides.

Pros

Datadog is probably one of the most notable analytics tool out there for large companies. It's easy to track users' flow in terms of what routes they're hitting, when they hit a snag and 404, or other metrics like how performant certain requests are which allows us to identify bottlenecks and get rid of them immediately.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve I will say with this software and needs an expert to help lead tutorials or sessions to get the ball rolling with new tool users. Although there are many built in functionalities and easily customizable features, it can be overwhelming and hard to pinpoint exactly what type of analytics you're looking for. It's one of those softwares where you have to play around with it to get the stars to align and find a model or metric that works best for your customers and use cases.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A robust, but complicated tool.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

We primarily use DataDog as a monitoring and communication tool. Alerts are sent out daily to a wide variety of users and non-users to keep them up to date on what is happening, when it happened and when it was recovered.

Pros

It has a great UI feature. It offers a variety of integrations with other third party software. Communication e-mail reports are valuable, even to non-users of the tool.

Cons

It can get very expensive to use and can be extremely complicated to use. There is a steep learning curve to try to get users up to speed with the needed functionality of the tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Dmitry K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

It looks very sleek but default integrations won't show you much, so a lot of customization needed.

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/09/21
Review Source: Capterra

It allowed us to jumpstart our monitoring.
But in the end we had to switch to a different SaaS provider, even though it costs little bit more, and it's not so well known and widely marketized.

Pros

I liked it very much. So nice to have that event stream and subscriptions. And it's very easy to share your findings with colleagues.

Cons

Default setup is just empty.
These plugins they list as available will give you only so very basic info, that it's totally worthless.
We had to write our own plugins for each and every service and part of our system.
And the support team ignored my questions regarding future improvements in Kubernetes plugin.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Hassan H.
Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company size: 11-50 Employees

All in One Cloud Security Solution

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/22
Review Source: Capterra

It's really helpful to monitor your development and production environment under one platform provided you know how to configure it effectively.

Pros

The vast no of integration you can do with your cloud, whether its AWS Azure or Google, is phenomenal. The pre installed dashboards really help to set it up quickly. The notebook feature is quite useful too, if you are not ready to spend much on dashboards. Overall, nice all in one solution to capture logs from cloud and analyze them.

Cons

The metric creation process is not very easy. If you want to create metrics from logs, it gets more complicated.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8,1/10
Based on 102 user ratings
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Datadog Pricing

Datadog Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Starts at $15 per host per month. Pay-as-you-go or subscription terms available. Service includes unlimited integrations per monitored host. 14-day free trial included in all plans. All plans include custom metrics and events. Pro plans include 13 months data retention, metric alerts, and email support.

Starts at $15 per host per month. Pay-as-you-go or subscription terms available. Service includes unlimited integrations per monitored host. 14-day free trial included in all plans. All plans include custom metrics and events. Pro plans include 13 months data retention, metric alerts, and email support.

Value for Money
4,2/5
Based on 102 user ratings
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Datadog Features

Datadog Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Datadog

Additional information for Datadog

Key features of Datadog

  • 120+ turn-key integrations for data aggregation
  • Alert notifications via e-mail and PagerDuty
  • Alert on any metric, for a single host or an entire cluster
  • Clean graphs of StatsD and other integrations
  • Easy way to compute rates, ratios, averages, or integrals
  • Easy-to-use search for hosts, metrics, and tags
  • Free Trial for an unlimited number of hosts
  • Full API access in more than 15 languages
  • Mute all alerts with 1 click during upgrades and maintenance
  • Out-of-the-box and customizable monitoring dashboards
  • Outlier detection for hosts behaving abnormally
  • Overlay metrics and events across disparate sources
  • Sampling intervals of 10 seconds
  • Slice and dice graphs and alerts by tags, roles, and more
  • Tools for team collaboration

Benefits

- Correlate metrics from all your apps, tools, SaaS and cloud providers & services including Amazon EC2, web servers, StatsD, SQL and NoSQL databases
- Easily graph, alert, and analyze your mass of data with real-time dashboards in seconds, not minutes
- Rank and filter performance metrics so you can focus on those that matter
- Get alerted only on critical issues using any metric, for a single host or for an entire cluster
- Zero in on the right code changes, relevant config updates or scheduled jobs
- Support team collaboration with change and comment annotations in-context of your production data
- No-hassle monthly pricing - no long-term commitments, just pay by the month

Datadog FAQs

Datadog FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Datadog.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Datadog offer?

Datadog offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$15,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

Starts at $15 per host per month. Pay-as-you-go or subscription terms available. Service includes unlimited integrations per monitored host. 14-day free trial included in all plans. All plans include custom metrics and events. Pro plans include 13 months data retention, metric alerts, and email support.

Q. What are the main features of Datadog?

Datadog offers the following features:

  • 120+ turn-key integrations for data aggregation
  • Alert notifications via e-mail and PagerDuty
  • Alert on any metric, for a single host or an entire cluster
  • Clean graphs of StatsD and other integrations
  • Easy way to compute rates, ratios, averages, or integrals
  • Easy-to-use search for hosts, metrics, and tags
  • Free Trial for an unlimited number of hosts
  • Full API access in more than 15 languages
  • Mute all alerts with 1 click during upgrades and maintenance
  • Out-of-the-box and customizable monitoring dashboards
  • Outlier detection for hosts behaving abnormally
  • Overlay metrics and events across disparate sources
  • Sampling intervals of 10 seconds
  • Slice and dice graphs and alerts by tags, roles, and more
  • Tools for team collaboration

Q. Who are the typical users of Datadog?

Datadog has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Datadog support?

Datadog supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Datadog offer?

Datadog has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription, Open Source

Q. Does Datadog support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Datadog supports

Q. What other apps does Datadog integrate with?

Datadog integrates with the following applications:

Azuqua, Bitium, CA Flowdock, Opsgenie, OverOps, PagerDuty, Rollbar, Slack, VictorOps, Workato

Q. What level of support does Datadog offer?

Datadog offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials, Phone Support