Datadog vs Prometheus: What are the differences?
Developers describe Datadog as "Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure". 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!. On the other hand, Prometheus is detailed as "An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud". 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.
Datadog and Prometheus are primarily classified as "Performance Monitoring" and "Monitoring" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Datadog are:
- 14-day Free Trial for an unlimited number of hosts
- 200+ turn-key integrations for data aggregation
- Clean graphs of StatsD and other integrations
On the other hand, Prometheus provides the following key features:
- a multi-dimensional data model (timeseries defined by metric name and set of key/value dimensions)
- a flexible query language to leverage this dimensionality
- no dependency on distributed storage
"Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)" is the primary reason why developers consider Datadog over the competitors, whereas "Powerful easy to use monitoring" was stated as the key factor in picking Prometheus.
Prometheus is an open source tool with 24.6K GitHub stars and 3.49K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prometheus's open source repository on GitHub.
Shopify, Salesforce, and Starbucks are some of the popular companies that use Datadog, whereas Prometheus is used by Slack, Docplanner, and Uber Technologies. Datadog has a broader approval, being mentioned in 532 company stacks & 213 developers stacks; compared to Prometheus, which is listed in 235 company stacks and 84 developer stacks.
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