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Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure.
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What is Datadog?

Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
Datadog is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Who uses Datadog?

Companies
1362 companies reportedly use Datadog in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Facebook, and Shopify.

Developers
7571 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Datadog.

Datadog Integrations

Git, GitHub, Python, Node.js, and Docker are some of the popular tools that integrate with Datadog. Here's a list of all 184 tools that integrate with Datadog.
Pros of Datadog
139
Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)
107
Easy setup
87
Powerful ui
84
Powerful integrations
70
Great value
54
Great visualization
46
Events + metrics = clarity
41
Notifications
41
Custom metrics
39
Flexibility
19
Free & paid plans
16
Great customer support
15
Makes my life easier
10
Adapts automatically as i scale up
9
Easy setup and plugins
8
Super easy and powerful
7
In-context collaboration
7
AWS support
6
Rich in features
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Docker support
4
Cute logo
4
Source control and bug tracking
4
Monitor almost everything
4
Cost
4
Full visibility of applications
4
Simple, powerful, great for infra
4
Easy to Analyze
4
Best than others
4
Automation tools
3
Best in the field
3
Free setup
3
Good for Startups
3
Expensive
2
APM
Decisions about Datadog

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Datadog in their tech stack.

Paurush Rai
Full Stack Developer at Fuelbuddy · | 4 upvotes · 11.6K views
Needs advice
on
DatadogDatadogSentrySentry
and
StackdriverStackdriver

Need advice on this.

Which one should I use for logging and error monitoring ( Datadog / Sentry / Stackdriver )?

Open to any other solutions.

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Needs advice
on
AppSignalAppSignalDatadogDatadog
and
New RelicNew Relic

We wanted to have a tool that has both APM and error monitoring stuff included in one.

I preferred to go to New Relic as the free version offers 100gb storage but have seen some "not good" comments about it compared to Datadog.

My teammates suggested AppSignal.

So which one should be a good option to give a try?

Tech Stach -> Ruby on Rails, Rails-react, Amazon EC2 machine.

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Needs advice
on
DatadogDatadog
and
GrafanaGrafana

Hello :) We are using Datadog on Kong to monitor the metrics and analytics.

We feel that the cost associated with Datadog is high in terms of custom metrics and indexations. So, we planned to find an alternative for Datadog and we are looking into Grafana implementation with kong.

Will the shift from Datadog to Grafana be a wise move and flawless?

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Needs advice
on
AppDynamicsAppDynamics
and
DatadogDatadog

We are evaluating an APM tool and would like to select between AppDynamics or Datadog. Our applications are largely hosted on Microsoft Azure but we would keep the option to move to AWS or Google Cloud Platform in the future.

In addition to core Azure services, we will be hosting other components - including MongoDB, Keycloak, PagerDuty, etc. Our applications are largely C# and React-based using frontend for Backend patterns and Azure API gateway. In addition, there are close to 50+ external services integrated using both REST and SOAP.

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Greg Smethells
CTO and Software Architect at Medstrat · | 2 upvotes · 22.8K views

Looking for the most straightforward APM tool to use with a Python CRUD stack. We would like to have flame graphs of individual transactions. We'd also like to see SRE tools for monitoring, alerting, and incident response. We are leaning towards Datadog. Thoughts?

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Nikola Tokic
Needs advice
on
FlaskFlaskconnexionconnexion
and
QuartQuart

I'm considering moving from Flask to Quart, does anyone have some experience with this migration?

I expect possible problems with connexion which we use as OpenAPI specification.

Would be good if someone can point downsides of moving to the Quart framework so I can double-check if my plan is worth doing.

Other libs and tools used in the project: SQLAlchemy, alembic, PostgreSQL, Datadog

cons for now:

  • Refactoring uncertainty (not sure how big of a task is it)
  • Connexion might not work with Quart (moving to another library)
  • ...
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Datadog's Features

  • 14-day Free Trial for an unlimited number of hosts
  • 200+ turn-key integrations for data aggregation
  • Clean graphs of StatsD and other integrations
  • Slice and dice graphs and alerts by tags, roles, and more
  • Easy-to-use search for hosts, metrics, and tags
  • Alert notifications via e-mail and PagerDuty
  • Receive alerts 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

Datadog Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Datadog?
New Relic
The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 do too.
Splunk
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
Prometheus
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
Grafana
Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
AppDynamics
AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.
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