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What Is Datadog?

Datadog is a SaaS-based monitoring, security, and analytics platform for cloud-scale infrastructure, applications, logs, and more. The platform assists organizations in improving agility, increasing efficiency and providing end-to-end visibility across dynamic or high-scale infrastructures. By collecting metrics and events from 400+ out of the box services and technologies, Datadog enables Dev, Sec, and Ops teams to ensure application uptime and accelerate go-to-market efforts.

Who Uses Datadog?

Datadog is the monitoring, security and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams, security engineers and business users in the cloud age.

Where can Datadog be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Datadog
  • Founded in 2010

Datadog support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 33 others

Languages

English, Japanese

Datadog pricing

Starting Price:

US$15.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Datadog has a free version and offers a free trial. Datadog paid version starts at US$15.00/month.

About the vendor

  • Datadog
  • Founded in 2010

Datadog support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 33 others

Languages

English, Japanese

Datadog videos and images

Datadog Software - Visualize metrics, traces, logs, and more in one place on real-time, customizable dashboards. Pivot easily between different Datadog Tools such as Log Management to APM or Network Monitoring to troubleshoot and resolve issues faster.
Datadog Software - Datadog's Logging without Limits product enables you to cost-effectively ingest, live tail, and archive everything. Decide which logs are most useful to retain (and for how long); change your mind anytime. Analyze logs alongside other parts of your stack
Datadog Software - Create Datadog dashboards easily with intuitive drag-and-drop widgets. Display real-time metrics and events from across your stack by utilizing Datadog's 500+ built-in integrations. Datadog offers out-of-the-box dashboards for each of their integrations.
Datadog Software - Datadog’s SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring provides metrics, visualizations, and alerting to ensure engineering teams can maintain and optimize cloud or hybrid environments. Get set up in minutes with Datadog's 500+ integrations and simple deployment.
Datadog Software - Datadog APM provides end-to-end distributed tracing from frontend devices to databases- with no sampling. By seamlessly correlating distributed traces with frontend and backend data, Datadog APM allows you to reduce latency and eliminate errors easily.
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Datadog video
Datadog Software - Visualize metrics, traces, logs, and more in one place on real-time, customizable dashboards. Pivot easily between different Datadog Tools such as Log Management to APM or Network Monitoring to troubleshoot and resolve issues faster.
Datadog Software - Datadog's Logging without Limits product enables you to cost-effectively ingest, live tail, and archive everything. Decide which logs are most useful to retain (and for how long); change your mind anytime. Analyze logs alongside other parts of your stack
Datadog Software - Create Datadog dashboards easily with intuitive drag-and-drop widgets. Display real-time metrics and events from across your stack by utilizing Datadog's 500+ built-in integrations. Datadog offers out-of-the-box dashboards for each of their integrations.
Datadog Software - Datadog’s SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring provides metrics, visualizations, and alerting to ensure engineering teams can maintain and optimize cloud or hybrid environments. Get set up in minutes with Datadog's 500+ integrations and simple deployment.
Datadog Software - Datadog APM provides end-to-end distributed tracing from frontend devices to databases- with no sampling. By seamlessly correlating distributed traces with frontend and backend data, Datadog APM allows you to reduce latency and eliminate errors easily.

Features of Datadog

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Application Management
  • Application Security
  • Application-Level Analysis
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Availability Testing
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Capacity Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communications Management
  • Content Management
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Integration
  • Cost Management
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Aggregation
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Collection
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualisation
  • Debugging
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • For Websites
  • High Volume Processing
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • IT Monitoring
  • Incident Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Investigation Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Log Access
  • Log Analysis Software
  • Log Collection
  • Log Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Move & Copy
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Provisioning
  • Parameterised Testing
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritisation
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Query Analysis
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements-Based Testing
  • Resource Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Single Page View
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Task Management
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Response
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Troubleshooting
  • Uptime Reporting
  • User Management
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Web-Application Security
  • Website Analytics

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Reviews of Datadog

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Dnyanoba
Dnyanoba
Deputy Manager in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Pharmaceuticals, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Datadog for log analysis of cloud

5.0 12 months ago

Comments: Till now we have one of the good experience with the data dog as it is helping us a lot in monitoring our cloud and database server. A support from datadog team is also good thing to consider.

Pros:

The best feature of data dog is real time monitoring of logs and vulnerability scan which stands unique to save the server and cloud from further damaging

Cons:

The datadog user interface is very hard to learn and with the minimum training anyone cannot operate it fully also a lot of integrations are very difficult to operate.

Alternatives Considered: Panther

Reasons for Switching to Datadog: Price of datadog is very less when compared to other competitors and data dog has lot of feature which stands a top among its competitors datadog can work very smoothly in large data as well.

Marcos
SRE Team Lead in Spain
Computer Software, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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

5.0 last year

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.

Alternatives Considered: Prometheus, Grafana and Elastic

Reasons for Choosing Datadog: Pandora was not escalating like we expected and we wanted to search for a unified product that covers everything we need, server monitoring, database monitoring, APM...

Switched From: Pandora FMS

Ayoub
IT Manager in France
Computer & Network Security, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Datadog: Effective Monitoring

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Datadog offers comprehensive and user-friendly monitoring, analytics, and visualization tools, enabling efficient management of complex IT infrastructures.

Cons:

Pricing is on the expensive side. The documentation is too broad, adding to the complexity as a user.

Aron
VP of Engineering in US
Philanthropy, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Endless Sales calls

1.0 4 weeks ago New

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 managers. I did so again this morning! But I've lost hope that I'll ever land on a do not call list because I'm convinced they don't have one. The product, frankly, looks good. It's something I'd considered using. But their Sales team is so ridiculously aggressive — who calls someone three or four times in a row from different numbers every five minutes at 8am? — that I will never, ever use them as a vendor. And if you value your sanity, never express even the most vague amount of interest to these folks because apparently they will never stop relentlessly calling you. To say that their Sales team has left a bad taste in my mouth is an understatement.

Tim
Director, Software Platform Development in Canada
Biotechnology, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Everything in a single pane of glass

5.0 last year

Comments: I have had a great overall experience with the product, the customer success team, and the support team at Datadog. I would highly recommend.

Pros:

Datadog is a solid and stable product. They provide easy to use features and functionality that sets the standard for APM and Security tools - and their suite of tools is continuously expanding to important areas. The APM capabilities were able to handle our complex technology stack with little to no configuration necessary.

Cons:

Not necessarily a con, more of a caution to monitor your consumption.. We worked with the customer success team to ensure our account was right sized based on forecasted usage. In the beginning we had to monitor our on-demand consumption as we outgrew our initial needs, this was handled incredibly well by the Datadog team, but you do need to keep an eye on your own consumption to avoid additional costs.

Alternatives Considered: IBM Instana and New Relic

Reasons for Choosing Datadog: We were looking to consolidate our output from our cloud provider to reduce I/O traffic and security risk. Also, we felt the use of Datadog would simplify our integrations (and the number of integrations overall) by using a multi-purpose tool.

Switched From: IBM Instana and Sumo Logic

Reasons for Switching to Datadog: We felt the specific mix of technologies covered by their APM was a differentiating factor for us.