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Datadog Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

242

Total features

120

34 categories

Datadog features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Anomaly Detection

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Application Security
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Compliance Management

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Functionality

4.5

/5

242

Price starts from

15

Per month

Total Features

120

Unique features

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Dependency Tracking

  • Data Storage Management

  • Performance Management

Functionality

4.7

/5

6K

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Total Features

42

Features in Common

14

Unique features

  • Project Management

  • Agile Methodologies

  • Bug/Issue Capture

  • Reporting/Project Tracking

Functionality

4.6

/5

2.8K

Price starts from

29.99

Per month

Total Features

42

Features in Common

11

Unique features

  • Point of Sale (POS)

  • Workflow Configuration

  • Business Process Automation

  • eCommerce Management

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Kyle W.

Financial Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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DataDog is great!

Reviewed a year ago
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.

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Laura D.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Powerful and flexible

Reviewed a year ago

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.

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Aron M.

Philanthropy, 11-50 employees

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Endless Sales calls

Reviewed 4 months ago
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...

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Aiovino R.

Utilities, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Determined Solution for Data Enhancement

Reviewed 3 months ago

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.

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Chris C.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Datadog is great but expensive

Reviewed a year ago

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.

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Paulo C.

Computer & Network Security, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Among the top 3 server and application monitoring solutions

Reviewed a year ago

It provides good and detailed info both on server monitoring metrics as well as on the application monitoring options.The experience with Datadog is excellent and, if you choose it, you are not losing anything in regard to the alternatives (the only exception is if you have the expertise to deploy open source solutions yourself).

Pros

Generous free plan with detailed information both on server and application monitoring.

Cons

Nothing unusual. Being a paid platform, it naturally set limits on its free plan (fair) but, for this reason, you may prefer the responsibility to deploy an open source alternative (to remove those limits) instead of upgrade to a paid plan.

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ryan l.

Retail, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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DataDog, good for modern apps

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

It is easy to provision and integrates into modern applications

Cons

For basic monitoring of our legacy solutions, the software is to expensive

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Gaspar R.

Media Production, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent product

Reviewed a year ago

We're monitoring our complete stack, migrating from Heroku to AWS

Pros

Ease of use and integrations. Log management is outstanding, as well as Kubernetes integration

Cons

Lack of a simple Prometheus integration. Agent configuration docs (for specifics) is sometimes hard to find

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Krista V.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Synthetic Testing Rocks!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

As a non-technical QA person, I needed a tool to help automate tests without a lot of the technical aspects. Datadog allows me to build and schedule tests by clicking through the online version of our tool, making it incredibly simple. It also records what's wrong and allows me to edit the paths at any time if we ever make changes.

Cons

I wish I was able to use this same functionality for our mobile app or even for processes like account creation. Since we push our sign up through a payment portal we're unable to use Datadog in the same was there.

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William M.

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Dog eat Dog world

Reviewed a year ago

DataDog has allowed me to bring Fortune 500 company insights and application monitoring to a early stage startup!

Pros

DataDog is able to ingest and make sense of a complicated cloud application without the developer having to understand the infrastructure or program specifically for it.

Cons

That if I could afford it I would turn on all the features 24/7 and use them all.

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Mark D.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Observability super powers

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Being able to funnel AWS CloudWatch logs into Datadog made speed of deployment of Datadog incredibly fast - days instead of weeks.The log searching and faceting are extremely powerful. It's responsive, everything loads fast, and I can find single log lines in seconds.

Cons

Being able to create facets on historical data would be great.When digging into log lines, being able to navigate back to previous lines that we read through would be great too. Sometimes we're clicking around so fast that a log line is long gone. I end up copying the URL and pasting it into a doc so I can refer back to it.

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Shervin Z.

Financial Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerfull Tool.

Reviewed a year ago

Very powerful and useful monitoring tool but so complicated to deploy at the first.

Pros

Diligence, details and deep of monitoring all detail.

Cons

capturing every single details, validity of details and more importantly capability to monitor everything!!!

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Richard P.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Well worth the investment

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, it has been a very pleasant experience in comparison to New Relic, Logic Monitor and AppD.

Pros

It is simple to setup and maintain. Plus the UI is really easy to understand.

Cons

Polling period of the alerts are not short enough. The lowest is every 5 minutes but if a site is down, 5 minutes is too long to wait to see if it is down.

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Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Must have for your application monitoring and infrastructure management

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall we are using datadog for application performance monitoring on daily basis an it has really helped us resolve application incidents.

Pros

Application performance monitoring, server and database monitoring, dashboards & reporting, proactive incident management

Cons

Sythentic queries are difficult to grasp. Need support for more geographies for application performance Monitoring

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Computer & Network Security, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Great service for monitoring

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Datadog provides a way of having a lot of information about your systems, clusters and infrastructure in only one site, being able to analyze valuable data for your company. It is possible to create alarms and notifications when overpassing some threshold or value, for example, when a service is down in your systems of when the CPU gets a high percentage of usage. It integrates pretty well with tons of services and systems, such as Amazon Web Services, Apache, Nginx, several databases, and a long etcetera. Also, it is possible to send notifications to apps like Slack or Hipchat.

Cons

Datadog is not very easy to use at the beginning and it needs a little bit of investigation but it is worth to learn it.

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Mohammad Rabiul I.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Datadog Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Making the decision to utilize Datadog really facilitated my job. One of the finest tools that I can use to keep an eye on the performance and health of my projects is the study of the logs. This gadget works nicely and is quite practical. Real-time logging is effective. Definitely essential.

Pros

From my opinion, with the most excellent features that Datadog has as user can track and take after logs in real time, something truly imperative to have within the case of extend is live. I usually like the idea of creating custom sees of sets of logs (with custom channels, information parsing and a parcel more) which user will share them together with the user group.

Cons

Setting it up for the first time, seems like is a little challenging which is not at all simple to use or understand all the capabilities that Datadog provides at first. Interface is challenging and occasionally a roadblock. Then, filters are not very helpful if user fields are not properly mapped.

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Human Resources, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Monitoring for senior developers / platform people

Reviewed 3 years ago

We use it as a primary monitoring system. I'm a senior developer in charge of my team and I use it a lot. Dashboards are used daily in order to monitor what's happening, usually when deploying new features or changing some endpoints. We can trace the improvements we do by measuring response time, amount of errors, etc. I, as team lead, also use notebooks a lot to elaborate the QBR (quality business review) each quarter. I can create custom reports easily using the custom metrics we have configured across all the microservices. In comparison with New Relic, from my personal experience, Datadog is much better.

Pros

Dashboards. Custom metrics. Ruby integration. Notebooks. Monitors & alerts.

Cons

It takes time to understand each part and understand how to use it. It's a complex thing and if you're not familiar with monitoring systems it could be difficult to figure it out how you can find what you need.

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Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Monitor full stack app performance with Datadog

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

For our AWS deployment, we use Datadog for application performance and server monitoring as well as synthetic HTTP tests . DataDog enables real-time information and measuring engineering-specific metrics and allows you to control how you trace and diagnose data. If you are looking to track the time it takes for a web hook to fire after an asynchronous request has been made, you can store the time the request has been sent in your database and when the webhook fires for that request, measure the delta and send it to DataDog. DataDog integrates with Slack, which allows for alerts on average and max thresholds.

Cons

Datadog has a mature product but features are limited, the tool feels dated and the UI is very plain.

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Žymantas M.

Media Production, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Platform observation tool

Reviewed a year ago

We are happy to use

Pros

We do like easy management and analysis of logs, tracing .

Cons

Helm charts is bit hard to understand. Configuration might be hard for non experienced person

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Cara M.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best all-in-one monitoring tool

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Being able to combine all of our analytics tools in one place makes it easy to find the right information to investigate, monitor, and resolve operational issues quickly. Combining products like logs and APM traces makes both tools even more powerful for finding and understanding problems with our applications.

Cons

If there's one drawback, it's the cost, which can become expensive for monitoring high-throughput systems or systems with a lot of hosts.

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Christina Z.

Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Datadog

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

A lot of fun for less money. Great software for monitoring kubernetes infrastructure. Very clear dashboards, monitoring is very intuitive, great to use. Setup is simple and installation of the agent on PC was seamless. Aggregate views into one clear dashboard and monitor all metrics at the same time according to various filters and parameters. Many additional features to enrich the data. User friendly.

Cons

In the time I have been using it I have not found anything that would not suit me with DataDog I have been very satisfied and it has met my expectations.

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Datadog Sniffs Out Problems Fast

Reviewed 4 years ago

Datadog is an amazing cloud monitoring solution that provides great insight and alerting for our platform.

Pros

Datadog provides a great, easy-to-use and extensible interface for displaying data out of your own systems, providing you the insight to sniff out issues as they arise.

Cons

No matter how many integrations Datadog builds in, there will always be gaps, and some of those gaps hit our needs. As such, we need to use several monitoring solutions to cover our whole platform.

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Jacob V.

Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Mostly good

Reviewed a year ago

We needed a general SIEM specifically with Dashboards for management auditing. The Azure Security Dashboard ticks that checkbox, but I do think it could be improved.

Pros

Multiple tools / functions we needed provided by one service.

Cons

Some services need additional development/features. Specifically I would like to replace our Site24x7 SLA reports with DataDog SLO monitoring / reports, but features and functionality are not there yet. We have also had less than stelar experience with DataDog support, basically being non-responsive.

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Khatibur R.

Restaurants, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Real time Platform Monitoring Tools

Reviewed 9 months ago

DataDog is the best observability monitoring tool to detect any type of error in the system. The user interface is very simple and customer support and account help our teams in providing training and guidance in case of any issue. It can easily integrate with all third-party tools like Jira, slack, opsgenie

Pros

The most like features of datadog are it provides real-time monitoring of any happens In the system and it is easily customizable. With the help of logs, we can easily create the monitor and dashboards. It can easily use all other third-party tools and can create alerts. It also provides anomaly which works on past data and it is sensitive and useful. Datadog is also AI capable, There is a feature called Datadog Insight which can easily detect any error in the system.

Cons

Datadog is a fairly new application, Learning advanced features we are not able to find much documentation and learning on the internet. It also stores limited historical data and licensing is fairly high compared to similar monitoring platforms.

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Marcos F.

Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Datadog is great! Room to improve but definitely the future of observability

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

For us the most liked feature of Datadog is the possibility to compare all data that we received from our platform. Being able to compare the platform status, the network status, the performance traces, the logs is really helpful letting us find issues where we couldn't find if we will do it manually.

Cons

Datadog is great but it misses something, for example it could include a self remediation tool. Since every server has already installed a Datadog agent it would be so helpful if with the UX we could add, edit or delete custom checks in python or something like that, and if we could automate some actions programmed in the UX so we could work and integrate with escalation policies, alerts and more.