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Score 8.1 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

Graylog

If you already have a basic understanding of Elasticsearch and/or MongoDB, Graylog will be a great fit when it comes to log aggregation. It will be a decent option even if you don't have any experience but have the time and willingness to roll up your sleeves that learning those tools will require. Graylog supports plugins to extend functionality for things like SNMP traps, telemetry collection, and solar flares. As is the case with most software with plugins, if the core functionality for which you are looking (i.e. not logging) is based on a plugin, Graylog probably isn't for you. The majority of the plugins in the marketplace are developed by third-parties looking to solve their specific use case so bug fixes and new features are not a given.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Graylog

  • The free edition is extraordinarily powerful.
  • Log searching is quick.
  • The web interface is sleek, and the install is relatively quick.
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

Graylog

  • The graphs and visualizations are limited on the dashboard if there were more options it would be better for different kinds of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog

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Graylog

Graylog 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is great, and the support we have gotten from the developers has been top notch!
Andrew Meyer | 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

Graylog

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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

Graylog

Graylog 5.2
Based on 3 answers
From a product perspective, it's an 8.
I am still unhappy with the pricing model for the enterprise. Graylog competes against the likes of IBM and Splunk, but your still the new kid on the block. To price Graylog enterprise at 50k for 20GB ingest an unrealistic data. It would require multiple facets of Graylog to be stood up and only forward pruned logs to the paid version.
Jeremy Cejka | 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

Graylog

Graylog provides some great functionality for free. There are some more premium products that would handle more logs and would be a little easier to configure
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

Graylog

  • We do not purchase support, so the only operational cost is that of the time it takes to maintain it.
  • All the components of Graylog that we use are free and open source, so there was no capital expense other than that of servers (repurposed from another recently-decommissioned project).
  • If there is a software crash that doesn't recover gracefully, it's usually something obscure that will take a while to diagnose and fix. Unless you build out a distributed and more resilient system with no single points of failure, that may have an impact on the organization or industry requirements for compliance.
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

Graylog

General

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

Graylog Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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