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
$15.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Open Source
Subscription
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
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Germany and 5 others, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

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: 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: Clear, beautiful graphs of your StatsD data 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: Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards 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: Monitor metrics with real-time dashboards in seconds, not minutes 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
62

Very good
34

Average
3

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
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.


Samantha R.

Incredible program

Overall experience is awesome! Would absolutely recommend this to other professionals.


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.


Satbyul K.

Clear graphs and easy to set up

Used the open URL to add dashboard to a large monitor on our workspace to easily spot spikes.


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

Great platform for logs analysis and cloud monitoring

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 9/20/2019
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 8/13/2019
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

Samantha R.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees

Incredible program

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 5/8/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience is awesome! Would absolutely recommend this to other professionals.

Pros

I use DataDog a ton throughout my day to monitor customer service queues and it’s amazing. Would not be able to do my job the same without the real time info and insights it offers.

Cons

So far nothing! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using the software and have not experienced any significant issues.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

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 9/21/2017
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

Satbyul K.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Clear graphs and easy to set up

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/28/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Used the open URL to add dashboard to a large monitor on our workspace to easily spot spikes.

Pros

Really simple set up to monitor our full stack environment. Dashboard is very clear and suitable for both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Cons

Nothing really. Migrating to any product can be challenging but setup was pretty simple and no key functionality absent.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
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Datadog Pricing

Datadog Pricing

Starting from
$15.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Open Source
Subscription
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 100 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
Permission Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.4/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

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

GetApp Analysis

GetApp Analysis

It’s not uncommon for IT, operations, and development teams that write and run applications at scale to end up with significant amounts of data. However, understanding what to do with all the data that’s produced by apps, tools, and other web-services isn’t always an easy task. Datadog is a solution that professionals can use to quickly turn the data being gathered by cloud-based apps and tools into actionable business insights.

Designed for IT, operations, and development teams of all sizes, Datadog is used by technology businesses including Intel, Adobe, Salesforce, Zendesk, and Spotify. Other well-known clients include Stanford University, Hearst Magazines, and the MLS soccer league.

Part of the reason why so many large organizations have started using Datadog is because the company offers a way to collect and analyze the data being generated by apps, tools, and other web-services that businesses are managing on-premises. Datadog is best known for its real-time interactive dashboards and correlation tools, which overlay metrics and events across seemingly-unrelated sources and enable users to hone in on specific code changes that are necessary to configure updates and schedule jobs.

Example of a Board created with Datadog

What is Datadog?

Datadog is a web-based tool that provides its users with a way to turn the data being generated by apps, tools, and other online services into real world insight. System metrics, changes, alerts, and events from across an organization’s infrastructure are brought together in Datadog, where development and operations teams can parse key data points and collaborate to find the solutions to ongoing challenges.

Organizations benefit when they use a platform like Datadog, because the solution brings together metrics and events from disparate sources. For example, IT professionals may sign up to receive instant notifications when performance problems are affecting their companies’ apps, while development teams may use Datadog for highly elastic cloud deployments. Bringing these metrics together into a centralized platform gives organizations a more straightforward way to stay in control of the increasing amounts of data being generated by mobile apps, servers, tools, and other web-services.

Example of detailed graphs created with Datadog.

Datadog Main Features

Bringing IT data sources together.

Datadog brings multiple data sources together within the platform’s news feed. Scroll through the news feed for minute-by-minute updates of the events occurring on your apps, servers, tools, and other web-services. Within the news feed, you may see source code commit from Github, system alerts from MySQL, and user alerts from Pingdom, to name just a few of the services that Datadog supports.

When you install Datadog’s agent and cloud integrations, you’re able to bring metrics and events from your cloud services into a centralized place. You can also drill down to see more details about any single event by clicking on that event. You can start a conversation with your team to discuss what may be causing a specific event or trigger to occur. Datadog also notifies you of performance problems, whether they affect a single host or a massive cluster. Datadog alerts can be used to identify dips, spikes, or unhealthy trends in your metrics. For instance, you might alert on memory rapidly running out, or a dramatic drop in requested work. Alerts are built to automatically notify individuals or teams via the communication tools you already use, such as PagerDuty or Slack.

Bringing IT Data Sources Together

Graphing metrics and events.

In addition to collecting data from integrated applications, Datadog also provides its users with tools for manipulating and graphing the metrics and events it tags. Generate graphs that include real-time data from multiple sources, which may include popular web services like Airbrake, RSS, and HipChat.

Datadog allows you to organize data by host, device, or tag, and the solution automatically computes the rates, ratios, averages, and integrals so you don’t have to manage the calculations on your own. All graphs are “in sync,” and you can zoom in to focus on specific points of interest. Advanced users may be interested in customizing their graph views, as well.

Real-time graphs created with Datadog.

Host Maps

The above screenshot is an example of Datadog’s Host Maps feature. Host Maps let you see all of your hosts together on one screen, grouped however you want, filtered however you want, with metrics made instantly comprehensible via color and shape. This is a simple way to spot outliers, detect usage patterns, avoid resource problems, and make decisions about how to best manage your infrastructure. Host Maps work at any scale, whether you have 10, 100 or 10,000 hosts. Host Maps also help with resource optimization, availability zone replacement, and problem investigation.

Sharing analytics with the whole team.

In the process of pulling together graphs and correlating metrics and events, it’s not uncommon for users to notice specific issues or triggers that they’d like to address with their teams. The manual process of sharing this information—usually by copy/pasting images and emailing those files to colleagues—is time consuming and not necessarily productive. Datadog has developed its own method for sharing analytics.

Quickly share insights with your team without wasting time or losing context. When you see an important data point on a graph that you’d like to bring to the attention of your colleagues, take a picture, add the details, and press submit. The snapshot you’ve taken, along with the context you’ve provided, will appear in the news feed for every member of your team. Colleagues will then have ample room in Datadog to discuss the issue that you’ve brought up.

Sharing Analytics

Search and Correlate Metrics

Datadog supports full-text structured search over all the event data it integrates with, allowing you to search and correlate metrics and events. With Datadog you can overlay metrics and events across disparate sources; see who did what, in context; zero-in on the right code changes, relevant config updates or scheduled jobs; and correlate the metrics and events to find the root cause.

Search and Correlate Metrics

Datadog Integrations

Datadog works with many of the cloud-based tools and services that organizations are already using. The solution integrates with more than 50 services, the most popular of which include Amazon Web Services, Elasticsearch, Github, Hadoop, Java, Nodejs, and Pingdom.

Datadog is continuing to add to the list of tools and services it supports, and the company encourages its users to recommend which new integrations they’d like to see added to the system.

Datadog Pricing

Datadog offers three levels of pricing, beginning with a free plan for organizations with up to five hosts. The standard plan ($15 per host, per month), allows up to 100 hosts. Organizations with more than 100+ hosts are encouraged to select the Enterprise plan, which comes with custom pricing. All Datadog plans include custom metrics and events.

Datadog Bottom Line

  • Bridges together metrics & events from all components to provide teams with graphing, correlation and data analytics

  • Quickly share key insights with the entire work team

  • Built for IT, operations, and development teams

  • Integrates with 80 popular business services

  • Gain visibility into a company’s web infrastructure

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: $15.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Open Source, 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.

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:

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

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