Datadog vs. Google Cloud Operations Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadog
Score 8.2 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
Google Cloud Operations Suite
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
The Google Cloud Operations Suite (formerly Stackdriver) is an APM platform based on three tools for error detection, tracing, and resolution. It manages cloud-based or on-premise applications in live or mid-production environments.
$0.01
per 1,000 read API calls
Pricing
DatadogGoogle Cloud Operations Suite
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
Monitoring API Calls
$0.01
per 1,000 read API calls
Trace Ingestion
$0.20
per million spans
Monitoring Data
$0.26
per MB
Logging Data
$0.50
per GB
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatadogGoogle Cloud Operations Suite
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
DatadogGoogle Cloud Operations Suite
Considered Both Products
Datadog

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Google Cloud Operations Suite
Chose Google Cloud Operations Suite
Honestly, because it is from Google, we also mainly chose this product on the recommendation of other friends and businesses, and because of its reliability, security and ease of access. It also has excellent technical support and warranty. The staff is fast and super efficient …
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Features
DatadogGoogle Cloud Operations Suite
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Datadog
-
Ratings
Google Cloud Operations Suite
8.6
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Database monitoring00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Predictive capabilities00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings6.42 Ratings
Collaboration tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DatadogGoogle Cloud Operations Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(22 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatadogGoogle Cloud Operations Suite
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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Google
Easy to set up in all environments. With this tool, the company is now able to measure both well-functioning data and data that needs immediate intervention. This early detection facilitates decisions about actions to correct the disorder and improve indexes. Stackdriver is now essential for the company's security and monitoring team and we plan to expand to other branches.
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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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Google
  • All the application error reporting available at a single place.
  • You will get the real-time application error and alerts.
  • It's really easy to use and no need to worry for the setup.
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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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Google
  • For searching and filtering the logs the system is slow sometimes.
  • An agent needs to be installed in each VM to monitor specific metrics.
  • The pricing model is confusing.
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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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Google
No answers on this topic
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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Google
It is also a great problem detection tool, and this is extremely important for General Motors.
The user can count on the ease of flexible panels and advanced visualization tools that help to identify problems. Among the most common, we can mention:
- containment of hosts;
- cloud provider limitation;
- hardware wear.
And also Stackdriver Integration with other Google Cloud data tools such as BigQuery, Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage and Cloud Database.
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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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Google
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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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Google
  • We completely depends on Stackdriver for error monitoring and reporting.
  • Stackdriver is very simple to use and available at default.
  • Stackdriver is the key part for our business to get the insight of our application behavior.
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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.