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Datadog

32 Ratings

Amazon CloudWatch

44 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Datadog

32 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

It is well suited for organizations already using a number of Amazon services, as most of these will integrate very nicely with CloudWatch. If you have detailed log retention requirements, it's quite nice as well since they make it easy to configure retention and export data to S3. The tooling for metric filters and dashboards are very customizable and sufficient for general monitoring but the UX is not the most friendly. If your organization spends a lot of time on business intelligence and performance tracking, you may want to consider a more targeted 3rd-party service.
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Datadog

Datadog is the best application we have come across for displaying website and server metrics as well as alerts. Datadog can consume events from a whole host of systems and configure alerts when issues appear. Datadog has both Windows and Linux support, so it can handle posting metrics from pretty much any server.
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Pros

  • The ability to create dashboards off of metrics
  • Setting alarms when things go wrong so we get alerts
  • Its integrations with other AWS products.
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  • Centralized data.
  • Quick easy graphs.
  • Customization.
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Cons

  • Building cloudwatch dashboards can be cumbersome. You have to navigate through various screens to get the metrics you want to add.
  • Exporting alarm / alerting data is not available for further post-processing or analysis
  • You have to build alerts and alarms yourself. CloudWatch does not give you any recommendations, so you have to know what you're doing.
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  • No custom query language which can be handy
  • Initial setup and configuration can be painful at the start
  • Additional reporting capabilities missing
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Alternatives Considered

Ultimately because we are in the AWS cloud we need a tool to report, alert, and hold our logs in AWS, and AWS cloudwatch has great integrations with all existing AWS products. There are some UX quirks and I wish the dashboarding tools could stack up against some of the competitors we have evaluated however we can never not use cloudwatch as long as we are in the AWS cloud.
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I am listing how Datadog is better than below chosenNotSensu - Datadog has more integrations and easy to use UI.Prometheus - Datadog Integration are more in number than, simple installation process OpsView - Datadog has simple UI, not much maintaince required Nagios - Datadog has more admin capabilities and better user experince makes montioring easyThough we use Sensu and Nagios as well additonally
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Return on Investment

  • It saves time pouring through log files, providing us non-engineers with a nice clean, intuitive interface
  • It helps us maximize "up-time" by allowing us to stay ahead of third-party service downtime
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  • Good user managment
  • Monitor to any level
  • Provide good insights to catering customers
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon CloudWatch Editions & Modules
Amazon CloudWatch
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Datadog

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Datadog Editions & Modules
Datadog
Edition
Free
1
Standard
$15/host2
Enterprise
Custom3
1. Up to 5 hosts
2. Up to 500 hosts
3. 500+ hosts
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