Datadog vs Scout: 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, Scout is detailed as "Application Monitoring that Developers Love". Scout is application monitoring that points developers right to the source of problems: N+1 database queries, memory bloat, performance trends, and more Scout eliminates much of the investigation part when performance woes occur. .
Datadog and Scout belong to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack.
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, Scout provides the following key features:
- Monitors Ruby & Elixir apps with more languages to come
- Easy install
- Detailed transaction traces
"Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)" is the top reason why over 118 developers like Datadog, while over 9 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Scout.
According to the StackShare community, Datadog has a broader approval, being mentioned in 540 company stacks & 223 developers stacks; compared to Scout, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.