Datadog vs. Dynatrace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadog
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Dynatrace
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Dynatrace is an APM scaled for enterprises with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid application and SaaS monitoring. Dynatrace uses AI-supported algorithms to provide continual APM self-learning and predictive alerts for proactive issue resolution.N/A
Pricing
DatadogDynatrace
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Log Management
$1.27
Per Million Log Events
Standard
$15/host
Up to 500 hosts
Infrastructure
$15.00
Per Host Per Month
APM
$31.00
Per Host Per Month
Enterprise
Custom
500+ hosts
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatadogDynatrace
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DatadogDynatrace
Considered Both Products
Datadog
Chose Datadog
Easier to set up and integrate with other auxiliary tools. The cost was also a benefit along with self-service capabilities. We could set up Data Dog by ourselves, versus needing to bring additional consulting efforts to setup Dynatrace. Reliability of results (less false …
Chose Datadog
The first reason for selecting Datadog was of course it's pricing which is quite better in terms of competitor like AppDynamics and splunk. Second thing is versatile services which they are offering on one platform which means entire end to end services can be monitor at one …
Chose Datadog
It's a one-stop solution for all our needs whereas in other open-source tools, we have an operational overhead to keep and manage the uptime of these tools as well and also manage their versioning, upgrade, and patching cycle. Also if there are any bugs then we have to raise an …
Dynatrace
Chose Dynatrace
Datadog does not have any APM capability, so you would need multiple tools to accomplish what Dynatrace does out of the box. It was a no-brainier.
Chose Dynatrace
Datadog is a little harder to use from an end user standpoint but is probably a little more flexible from a script/automation perspective; it has more granular permissions but default access is not ideal for our usage. Sensu doesn't do application performance monitoring. …
Chose Dynatrace
There are many pros and cons. For some use cases, Dynatrace far exceeds the capabilities of the competition--for instance in automatically detecting issues and performing root-cause analysis, Dynatrace is clearly ahead of the others. For cloud monitoring, Datadog seems to have …
Chose Dynatrace
Datadog is a good system but does lack a lot of features provided by Dynatrace, and more importantly, it does not have the support Dynatrace provides. Many other systems, Zabbix, Nagio, AppDynamics also exist, but so far, Dynatrace really shines above them all.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace gives the overall picture of the application usage and performance by default with minimal configurations whereas in Datadog a lot of manual intervention is required to analyze the application performance and troubleshooting the issues. Dynatrace is user-friendly when …
Chose Dynatrace
Our technical team showed me the completeness of Dynatrace against the competitors. Also, the breadth of services Dynatrace offered was a selling point.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace leads the pack when you are looking for application performance monitoring, but the other tools are better suited for certain areas of specialty. Elasticsearch is better than Dynatrace at log aggregation. Prometheus is better than Dynatrace at collecting custom …
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace is a premier tool for hybrid environments. It also happens to be the most expensive. Dynatrace is bad at pricing and customer success. They charge a premium but do offer one of the better solutions on the market.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace provides the deep dive analysis on our pure paths like none other. The AI capabilities are very promising and helpful in our drive toward self-healing systems. We also like the bot, Davis, that can help solve some of the ops issues.
Chose Dynatrace
It is so much easier to deploy and use that it is almost impossible to compare.
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User Ratings
DatadogDynatrace
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(22 ratings)
8.1
(341 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(6 ratings)
8.2
(201 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatadogDynatrace
Likelihood to Recommend
Datadog
DataDog Is well suited to all of the Infrastructure Monitoring Solutions, DB monitoring, and other Network monitoring also. It's not well suited because it cannot give perfect Infrastructure recommendations for our use case but also For example: If we are using AWS DB to monitor performance insights then Datadog is less effective there because AWS gives very niche recommendations.
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Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace is well suited to a number of tasks. It is important to determine who the end users are and gather good information to tailor their experience accordingly. For instance, business/marketing should not have access to some of the more technical data, and business metrics can be a distraction for IT operations personnel.
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Pros
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
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Dynatrace LLC
  • We loved Dynatrace's ability to show the data flow - from the front end points through the back end points straight to the database and various API's. It was advanced in its data visualization. This is useful for debugging - showing when/where the errors are. It can even enable non-technical individuals in the corporation to help debug
  • Dynatrace has some great highly customizable integration options as well as monitoring. You can configure your layout & integration options to create custom monitoring alerts for your applications performance. Further you can increase the extensibility of using a REST API on your architecture.
  • Some advanced dev-ops systems are utilizing Kubernetes/docker aswell as Node.JS - Dynatrace was able to log and help understand all of our dev-ops needs. It gave us native alerts based off of deviations from the baseline that we set during initial configuration. These metrics are priceless.
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Cons
Datadog
  • We had a couple "integrations" that had some issues during setup, but Support addressed them very quickly
  • Unnecessary alerts about DataDog components...by the time I see them, they're almost always also fixed
  • I wish there was a DataDog mobile app that would have dedicated alerts (configurable per alert to override Do Not Disturb setting) instead of relying on emails notifications that could be overlooked in the midst of many incoming emails around the same time.
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Dynatrace LLC
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on AIX OS.
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on a C-based application.
  • The way DPGR is addressed by Dynatrace is not very complete, and not clear. One thing is to mask the IP and request attributes but is not enough, the replay session feature is great but raises serious questions about user tracking.
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Likelihood to Renew
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
We have already renewed our purchase with the company. They make it easy for us to get a temporary license for our contingency site that is only used for testing twice a year. We are expanding our license with for this tool. We find it very useful and will renew it again.
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Usability
Datadog
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
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Dynatrace LLC
I really liked how easy it was to deploy the SaaS vesion of Dynatrace in our environment. We have a lot of tools that have plenty of capability but they don't get a whole lot of use because they would require someone who is an expert to use them. With the SaaS version of Dynatrace, all the admin functions are taken care of by the Dynatrace team (updates, patches, new features, bugs, etc.) and our small shop can focus on getting valuable metrics, alerts and issue resolution from the product.
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Reliability and Availability
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
Our environment, it never goes down therefore is always available.
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Performance
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
We have not seen where it does slow down an application.
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Support Rating
Datadog
The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
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Dynatrace LLC
Given that Dynatrace has become an informal industry standard, the plethora of information available on forums is massive. Most problems or roadblocks you come across are most likely (almost certainly, in fact) already solved and solutions available on these forums. The tech support at Dynatrace is also quite good, with prompt and knowledgeable people at their end.
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In-Person Training
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
We did both online and in house training - they used our system so it made more sense.
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Online Training
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
The training was done on our time and with our system.
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Implementation Rating
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
Using Dynatrace support services to assist (and lead) the implementation was extremely important.
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Alternatives Considered
Datadog
We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
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Dynatrace LLC
Synthetic Monitoring automatically does what other products do only through the use of other tools or through the development of user applications that still have a high cost of maintenance. The other products are not immediately usable and require many customizations. Through the use of configuration automatisms, you can be immediately operational and, in our case, we detected several imperfections in the applications.
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Scalability
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace can be used to monitor may software tools
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Return on Investment
Datadog
  • Visibility into website issues and performance problems has improved our company communication.
  • Handling and detecting site issues faster has improved customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Configuration of the Datadog site can take a bit of time and we lost a bit of developer time during that process.
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Dynatrace LLC
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have been able to effectively challenge and collaborate with service providers and outsourced IT teams.
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have reduced MTTR on troubleshooting by a magnitude of four.
  • The performance analyses our team has done with Dynatrace earned us trust among management, business teams, and IT teams.
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ScreenShots

Datadog Screenshots

Screenshot of Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards.Screenshot of Datadog is built to give visibility across teams. You can discuss issues in-context with production data, annotate changes and notify your team, see who responded to that alert before, and remember what was done to fix it.Screenshot of Datadog seamlessly unifies traces, metrics, and logs—the three pillars of observability.Screenshot of Collect monitoring data from across your entire stack with Datadog's 400+ built-in integrations.Screenshot of Datadog's Service Map decomposes your application into all its component services and draws the observed dependencies between these services in real timeScreenshot of Centralize log data from any source.