Datadog Features

Datadog

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

4.57/5 (102 reviews)

Datadog Feature Summary

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

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Datadog Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Datadog's features:

Anonymous
(Transportation/Trucking/Railroad company, 51-200 employees)

A robust, but complicated tool.

2020-09-26

We primarily use DataDog as a monitoring and communication tool.

Pros

It offers a variety of integrations with other third party software.

Cons

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
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravikiran Reddy

Best monitoring cloud service available in the market

2018-02-16

Easy to monitor and easy to share with notebook feature Watch the statistics from virtually anywhere

Pros

Easy to monitor and get analytics We can monitor inside any stack, any app, at any scale, anywhere Supports multiple dashboards Notebooks help you to share the data

Cons

More options some time confuses Help documentation needs improvement Some times dashboards are very complex to understand

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ankush Kanungo

Datadog Review

2019-10-02

Overall it's great monitoring/visualizing tool for any organization and I'd recommend, it would have been great if it had great learning resources to explore it more.

Pros

. - Great Visualizations, easy to set up dashboards/monitors with options do maths like ratios, rates, average, interval. - It can be easily integrated with other apps like Slack to set alerts for failed jobs. -

Cons

- A slow learning curve, lack of resources on how to get useful functionality from UI or APIs. - UI sometimes be bit slower although not bad if you've integrated with multiple external apps.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Luis Miguel Rivas Zepeda

Datadog is a great tool to monitor your systems.

2019-08-30

I used Data Dog as a QA engineer to monitor the health of the system on a daily basis.

Pros

* User-friendly UI. * chart gives meaningful information. * It has real-time metrics.

Cons

* It is a great tool, it takes some technical skills to understand and configure the tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ran Koretzki

Infrastructure management system that works fro DevOps

2018-06-11

not much, we replaced to another monitoring system after 4 months.

Pros

A lot of 3rd party integration.

Cons

In Addition, monitoring tool is open very slogish and slow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Radhika Bhagat

Cloud monitoring

2018-02-27

Pros

It has a dash board, alerting and visualization of metrics.

Cons

It is not mobile friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Datadog Sniffs Out Problems Fast

2019-12-18

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

As such, we need to use several monitoring solutions to cover our whole platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Vince Profaca

Datadog Cloud Monitoring Review

2017-10-12

Pros

Comes with UI, UI is simply designed but supports all the key functionalities that you would expect from a counter services, and to be able to create dashboard based on counters.

Cons

Noticed that the more data you have, the slower response Datadog service will become, when you query the service.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Daniel Palomino Maya

Using for monitoring multiple servers health

2018-03-09

Great monitoring tool.

Pros

Let you know in real time if your server is down or is failing.

Cons

Should have mobile app or mobile notifications.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1001-5000 employees)

I very useful app to get realtime metrics

2018-01-12

Pros

- very simple to send metrics - great dashboards to display info - easier to create monitors - we can summarize al monitors and composite too - Simple to integrate with other apps

Cons

- Not have rate limiter to control some bad metrics - Not have a mobile app, in some case can be faster to get some alerts

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Rahul Shinde

Datadog: Best event monitoring tool in the Market.

2018-02-27

Pros

Integrate a variety of third-party applications.

Cons

Does not provide mobile alerts.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Great Data Monitoring and Visualization

2020-04-23

Overall, very easy to get set up and begin monitoring data.

Pros

The ability to filter and monitor data is definitely the highlight for me.

Cons

There's not much that I can complain about so far. There is a bit of a learning curve in understanding the toolset because there are lots of features to take advantage of.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Monitor full stack app performance with Datadog

2019-05-11

Pros

DataDog enables real-time information and measuring engineering-specific metrics and allows you to control how you trace and diagnose data.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mauricio Spalletti

Great platform for logs analysis and cloud monitoring

2019-09-20

This tool performs well and it is really useful. Real time logging works well.

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ken Lai

Simplified Cloud Monitoring for all environments

2020-05-22

Excellent solutions for our infrastructure with the opportunity to add more features in the future.

Pros

Datadog comes with a plethora of dashboards, integrations, alerting, and many more.

Cons

Pricing can get confusing as there are multiple tiers per feature set.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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mohamed ashraf

Verified Reviewer

Great monitoring tool

2019-01-08

Pros

- great tool for monitoring, and it support wide range of monitoring like infrastructure monitoring, cloud based monitoring, application monitoring and business service monitoring - Support wide range of integrations like the integration with HPE OMi

Cons

It's a great application for monitoring cloud based applications, the support takes sometime to resolve the reported issues

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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harmandeep singh sethi

Smart tool for cloud monitoring

2017-11-07

Pros

Extremely easy to get up and running A great system monitoring tool, which syncs up with AWS Good notifications, metric collector mechanism Mute all alerts with 1 click during upgrades and maintenance

Cons

It only integrates with AWS in public cloud platforms Not very mobile friendly A little pricey for log analysis

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
Solution Architect (Computer Software company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

Next-Gen Cloud Monitoring solution

2019-10-03

Excellent cloud monitoring solution which gives good visibility across multiple cloud applications.

Pros

Feature-rich cloud monitoring solution which works across multiple cloud providers (AWS, Azure, etc)

Cons

It takes a bit of time to get familiar with the admin portal user interface.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Kevin Van Heusen

Great view of our server environment

2017-02-08

Datadog has great support for a variety of different third party systems - Windows machines, linux machines, AWS instances, pretty much anything you can imagine.

Pros

Datadog's Windows support is great, the Windows agent supports detailed IIS and MSSQL statistics. Their RabbitMQ support is good as well - providing good insight into queues.

Cons

The User interface generally is good but in some instances can be a bit too technical to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Datadog

They have great customer support if you get stuck on something!

Source: Capterra
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Denis Voronchuk

Datadog as Perfect monitoring tool.

2018-02-09

Pros

You can monitor your infrastructure as in real time mode or just receiving alerts for example to email.

Cons

No suitable for all cloud services, for example if you're going to monitor your infrastructure in Azure it would be better to use Azure's Log Analytics.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Nadia Garrido

I use this tool for create custom dashboards.

2018-02-21

Pros

- Tool is easy to use

Cons

- The integration with another tools is difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Derrick Lee

Great tool for SaaS Monitoring

2018-04-13

Pros

Reliable, easy to integrate, supports all important types of monitors and events, fast UI.

Cons

Overwhelming amount of information to search through in order to start using the product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Datagod is one of the best for IT monitoring

2018-04-12

Pros

Great notifications.

Cons

Could have a mobile app so we can have mobile notifications, It could be hard to integration with others tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Javier Coto

Best Monitoring Tool Out There - We Couldn't Survive Without It

2019-09-25

Overall it underpins our day-to-day work and acts as a dashboard to keep our performance on track and the site up and running.

Pros

The visibility is great and it allows us to keep a close eye on the performance of our infrastructure - we know in real time when something changes of is starting to slow down.

Cons

It can take a while to figure out and because it holds a lot of data, the costs can add fairly quickly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kumara Guru

Datadog is the perfect choice to monitor the performance of a cloud-based application

2017-10-13

Pros

Datadog's Windows support is great, the Windows agent supports detailed IIS and MSSQL statistics

Cons

You'll need to choose the appropriate type when submitting data, or else it'll be tough to make sense of it later.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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