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Attribute Ratings

  • Datadog is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • ITRS Geneos is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

Datadog

98%
19 Ratings
8.0

ITRS Geneos

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Datadog

100%
1 Rating

ITRS Geneos

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Datadog

89%
10 Ratings
9.0

ITRS Geneos

90%
2 Ratings

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.
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ITRS

ITRS Geneos is well suited in any situation where uptime is mission critical.
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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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ITRS

  • ITRS Geneos has many built-in plugins to integrate with other widely used tools like Control-M.
  • Apart from being the monitoring tool, it provides different features like capacity planning and log analytics.
  • ITRS Geneos' new UI is quick, responsive and user-friendly.
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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.
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ITRS

  • The only problem I really had was the adjustment abilities of the GUI, otherwise it was a great product.
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Pricing Details

Datadog

Starting Price

$0 Up to 5 hosts

Editions & Modules

Datadog editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
Infrastructure$15.004
Log Management$1.275
APM$31.006

Footnotes

  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
  4. Per Host Per Month
  5. Per Million Log Events
  6. Per Host Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

ITRS Geneos

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ITRS Geneos editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    ITRS

    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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    ITRS

    ITRS Geneos support is well managed by its wide variety of options like live chat, query submissions, 24/7 on-call support, self help and of course well-documented details about its features and troubleshooting methods. ITRS Geneos is being used by many big size organizations because it is a stable product with a good pool of knowledge available about it.
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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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    ITRS

    Every tool that competes in the market with ITRS Geneos has its own capabilities and shortcomings. For our project, ITRS Geneos stands out since it is a stable product with a long history of serving large organizations with huge number of components to monitor. ITRS Geneos has upgraded itself to a new and better GUI interface and has offered integration with different tools.
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    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
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    ITRS

    • Prevented losses in trades
    • Efficient server maintenance
    • Preventative server maintenance
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