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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

germain CRT

It is perfectly suited for keeping all your developers up-to-date with the latest best practices. In the case of a really huge system, the possibility to identify the most critical line of script that needs to be fixed for the most severe production issues is a huge benefit. It will not be that useful for smaller projects with just a few people in the project team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Datadog
germain CRT
8.0
Application monitoring
Datadog
germain CRT
10.0
Database monitoring
Datadog
germain CRT
9.0
Threshold alerts
Datadog
germain CRT
7.0
Predictive capabilities
Datadog
germain CRT
6.0
Application performance management console
Datadog
germain CRT
7.0
Collaboration tools
Datadog
germain CRT
8.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Datadog
germain CRT
8.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Datadog
germain CRT
9.0
Virtualization monitoring
Datadog
germain CRT
7.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
Datadog
germain CRT
10.0
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Datadog
germain CRT
7.0
IT Asset Discovery
Datadog
germain CRT
8.0

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
Anthony Zappala | TrustRadius Reviewer

germain CRT

  • It provides contextual information so you can reproduce any issue and validate a fix on test environments.
  • It allows us to identify misbehaving application code or business objects that cause application slowdowns and crashes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

germain CRT

  • Email alerts configuration is not user-friendly
  • Tuning recommendations that are provided by germain CRT are not always right.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

germain CRT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

germain CRT

germain CRT 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We cannot have any complaints regarding support provided for our deployments by germain CRT. We had some worries that with such big ecosystems of plugins issues are imminent, but it really only takes a few minutes for you to add a new plugin and germain CRT support team is happy to do it for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

germain CRT

germain CRT has a richer set of features when compared with its competition. The pricing policy of germain CRT works better for our type of products. The free trial allowed us to thoroughly evaluate if required features can be found and integrated to our advantage. Availability of both on-premise and cloud deployments is very important for us and not every vendor has it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

germain CRT

  • germain CRT real-time insights helped us to improve our product UX and technology performance.
  • We significantly decreased cost of downtime and downtime itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

germain CRT

General

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

germain CRT Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog
9.1
germain CRT
8.0

Usability

Datadog
10.0
germain CRT

Support Rating

Datadog
8.4
germain CRT
9.0

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