Datadog

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring Platform For Dev, Sec, and Ops teams.

About Datadog

Datadog is the monitoring, security and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams, security engineers and business users in the cloud age.

Datadog's 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 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.


Key benefits of Datadog

- 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


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Datadog Software - Datadog's platform unifies multiple pillars of observability to helps Dev, Sec, and Ops teams collaborate and troubleshoot more effectively.
Datadog Software - 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 Software - Clear, beautiful graphs of your StatsD data
Datadog Software - Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards
Datadog Software - Get alerted only on critical issues using any metric, for a single host or for an entire cluster
Datadog Software - Monitor Amazon EC2 performance
Datadog Software - Monitor metrics with real-time dashboards in seconds, not minutes
Datadog Software - 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 Software - Monitor critical business transactions and user journeys with fully hosted, automated tests and ensure that important user experiences are preserved.
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Datadog Software - Datadog's platform unifies multiple pillars of observability to helps Dev, Sec, and Ops teams collaborate and troubleshoot more effectively.
Datadog Software - 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 Software - Clear, beautiful graphs of your StatsD data
Datadog Software - Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards
Datadog Software - Get alerted only on critical issues using any metric, for a single host or for an entire cluster
Datadog Software - Monitor Amazon EC2 performance
Datadog Software - Monitor metrics with real-time dashboards in seconds, not minutes
Datadog Software - 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 Software - Monitor critical business transactions and user journeys with fully hosted, automated tests and ensure that important user experiences are preserved.

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4.6 /5
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Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
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Kyle
Kyle
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

DataDog is great!

Reviewed on 2022/12/16

Pros

We now have billions of logs hitting Data Dog every month. It's a great tool for monitoring and debugging what is going on in the platform. We have alserts setup based on the logging so we are instantly notified of any issues.

Cons

Some of the JSON parsing on nested logs come out a little wonky. We overcame this by adding specific logs from our applications that we can search on.

Laura
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Powerful and flexible

Reviewed on 2023/02/22

We can connect traces, logs and events on our infrastructure. We can follow every HTTP request that...

We can connect traces, logs and events on our infrastructure. We can follow every HTTP request that arrives at our API to the individual services. If errors or other events occure we can see them, as they are connected with each request / trace. This helped us a lot in finding bottlenecks in our microservice architecture

Pros

I really like that datadog offers a free tier to get startet with it. It helped building a net of monitoring around our servers and services. We have implemented a wide collection of (they call it synthetic tests) that we use as an continuous integration test suite. We even can monitor the performance of different application versions.

Cons

Even if their locally installed agent on our servers is very flexible and can collect so many information, the configuration via YAML files is difficult to start with. The learning curve here is pretty steep in the beginning.

Alternatives Considered

New Relic

Reasons for Switching to Datadog

The possibilities to make evaluations were much better back then
Aron
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  • Industry: Philanthropy
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for Free Trial
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Endless Sales calls

Reviewed on 2024/02/02

Pros

Nothing. I haven't and won't use them because their Sales team is so hyper aggressive.

Cons

DataDog got my cell phone number and that's when it all went down hill. For months they've called me — sometimes extremely early in the morning at time zone inappropriate times — to attempt to get our business.

Just this morning, they called starting at 8am not once, not twice, but three times in a row each from different numbers. I've asked them to stop. I've begged them to stop. I've spoken with managers. I did so again this morning! But I've lost hope that I'll ever land on a do not call list because I'm convinced they don't have one.

The product, frankly, looks good. It's something I'd considered using. But their Sales team is so ridiculously aggressive — who calls someone three or four times in a row from different numbers every five minutes at 8am? — that I will never, ever use them as a vendor. And if you value your sanity, never express even the most vague amount of interest to these folks because apparently they will never stop relentlessly calling you. To say that their Sales team has left a bad taste in my mouth is an understatement.

Aiovino
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Determined Solution for Data Enhancement

Reviewed on 2024/03/20

The analytical options from Datadog gives a reliable performance and analytical option.

The analytical options from Datadog gives a reliable performance and analytical option.

Pros

The platform helps in managing data, and this increases on performance.

Cons

There is no discouragement from the platform.

Chris
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Datadog is great but expensive

Reviewed on 2022/12/16

Please reduce the price gap between committed vs on-demand usage, or come up with some other ways...

Please reduce the price gap between committed vs on-demand usage, or come up with some other ways to address it. Our on-demand cost varies so much and I get asked by finance way too often.

Pros

-Best user experience-Unified view of all metrics. It is a lifesaver when troubleshooting performance issues-A broad range of product offerings

Cons

-Expensive!-The pricing model isn't as flexible as it should be. You can only adjust your yearly contract 3 times per year.-Expect to spend more time managing costs than you would like.

Alternatives Considered

New Relic

Reasons for Choosing Datadog

The old New Relic was very slow, and the user experience was horrible. I heard that New Relic one is better.

Reasons for Switching to Datadog

I used Datadog at a couple of companies in the past, and I always had a great experience with it.
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Datadog FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Datadog.

Datadog offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • 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.

Datadog has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Datadog supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

Datadog supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Datadog integrates with the following applications:

ASP.NET Zero, AWS CloudTrail, AWS IoT Analytics, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, AWS X-Ray, Adobe Experience Manager, Aerospike, Airbrake, Alcide, Algorithmia, Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Cloud Search, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Cognito, Amazon DocumentDB, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EC2, Amazon EC2 Spot, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Email Service, Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon X-Ray, Amixr, Apache Cassandra, Apache CouchDB, Apache Hive, Apache Ignite, Apache Kafka, Apache Solr, Apache Tomcat, Apigee Edge, Auth0, Azure Active Directory, Azure Application Gateway, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure DevOps Server, Azure Firewall, Azure Key Vault, Azure Machine Learning, BigPanda, Bitbucket, Blue Matador, Bonsai.io, Botprise, Buddy, BugSnag, Cacti, Campfire, Catchpoint, Chatwork, Chef Enterprise Automation Stack, Cilium, CircleCI, Cisco Meraki, Cloud Foundry, CloudCheckr, CloudHealth Automation, Cloudability, Cloudflare, CockroachDB, ConfigCat, Confluent Platform, Couchbase Server, Databricks, Desk.com, DingTalk, Docker, Elastic Stack, Fairwinds Insights, Fastly, Flagsmith, Flowdock, Git, GitHub, GitLab, Google Cloud, Google Cloud IoT, Google Cloud Load Balancer, Google Hangouts, Google Workspace, HashiCorp Consul, Hazelcast, HipChat, HiveMQ, IBM Db2, IBM WebSphere Application Server, JBoss EAP, Jenkins, Jira, Kong Konnect, Lacework, LaunchDarkly, Lightbend, Logz.io, MapR, MarkLogic, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Teams, MongoDB, Moogsoft, Moxo, MuleSoft Composer, MySQL, NGINX Plus, Nagios Core, Nagios Log Server, Nagios Network Analyzer, Nagios XI, Neo4j Graph Database, Neustar UltraDNS, New Relic, Nextcloud, Okta, OpenShift, OpenStack, OpsGenie, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), PagerDuty, Papertrail, PerimeterX, Pingdom, Pivotal Tracker, PostgreSQL, Postman, Prometheus, Puppet Enterprise, RBLTracker, Redis Enterprise, RethinkDB, Retool, Riak, Rigor, Rollbar, Rookout, SAP HANA, SAP HANA Cloud, SIGNL4, ScyllaDB, Segment, Sentry, ServiceNow, Slack, Sleuth, Snowflake, Snyk, SonarQube, Split, Splunk Cloud, Splunk Enterprise, Splunk On-Call, Squadcast, Statsig, Statuspage, Sumo Logic, Syslog-ng, TeamCity, Tenable.io, Terraform, Traefik, Travis CI, TriggerMesh, Twistlock, Ubuntu Server GUI, Uptime Cloud Monitoring, Varnish Enterprise, Vault, Vertica, Volt Active Data, Zabbix, Zendesk Suite, concourse, iLert, mParticle, mPulse, vSphere, xMatters

Datadog offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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