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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apica Synthetic

All http checks with Apica Synthetic [make] it the natural choice. When it comes to other types of checks, Apica Synthetic has a solution but there are [also] some other tools you can use instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datadog

Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Apica Synthetic
8.8
Datadog
Application monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog
Database monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog
Threshold alerts
Apica Synthetic
8.2
Datadog
Predictive capabilities
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Datadog
Application performance management console
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Datadog
Collaboration tools
Apica Synthetic
7.7
Datadog
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Apica Synthetic
8.6
Datadog
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog
Virtualization monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog
Server availability and performance monitoring
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog
IT Asset Discovery
Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog

Pros

Apica Synthetic

  • Synthetic alerts triggered
  • Helpful to rectifying the actual issue
  • After resolution of the issue, apica notifies green signal
Prashant Saxena Rahul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datadog

  • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
  • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
  • Lightweight agent on hosts
Anthony Zappala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apica Synthetic

  • It's very clunky. Infrastructure is large and very difficult to upgrade.
  • SaaS and On-premise versions are different. There is an LDAP integration but users can only be assigned to one group (i.e. department). If you are in 2 departments, you need 2 separate logins.
  • It filled a gap in monitoring for us, but we're looking to move on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datadog

  • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
  • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
  • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apica Synthetic

Apica Synthetic 9.1
Based on 1 answer
On the basis of last and current using, i rated the Apica. Thanks!
Prashant Saxena Rahul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Apica Synthetic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Datadog

Datadog 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apica Synthetic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Datadog

Datadog 8.4
Based on 12 answers
Our experience working with their support found them to be helpful and quick to respond. Also, as many of their integrations are open source, improvements we desired could be tracked and even driven by us. Their documentation is excellent and makes integrating their tooling simple and makes standing up monitoring for new application a quick and painless process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apica Synthetic

Apica Synthetic is more flexible [when] making custom checks. The support from Apica can help you with nearly every check you have to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datadog

New Relic APM is a great application performance monitoring tool, but the agent was producing an increased load on our system compared to Datadog. Datadog also gives the flexibility of going outside of the boundaries of the application and looking at system performance as well, which can have a large impact on application performance.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apica Synthetic

  • Got visibility into availability other than relying on just canary pages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Datadog

  • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
  • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
Rajeshh Raghavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Apica Synthetic

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Apica Synthetic Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Datadog

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Datadog Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Infrastructure$15.001
Log Management$1.272
APM$31.003
  1. Per Host Per Month
  2. Per Million Log Events
  3. Per Host Per Month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Apica Synthetic
9.1
Datadog

Usability

Apica Synthetic
Datadog
10.0

Support Rating

Apica Synthetic
Datadog
8.4

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