Datadog vs. LogicMonitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadog
Score 8.5 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
LogicMonitor
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
LogicMonitor provides an agentless SaaS-based monitoring platform. LogicMonitor provides prebuilt integrations and an open API, and is designed to provide monitoring across networks, servers, applications, websites, and containers, including insights and reporting capabilities.N/A
Pricing
DatadogLogicMonitor
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
Enterprise
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Website Monitoring
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatadogLogicMonitor
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOur platform is broken down into Pro and Enterprise Pricing. Pro includes monitoring for all of your cloud, hybrid, and on-premises infrastructure. Our Enterprise package includes all of this, plus our AIOps and Machine Learning functionality that provides dynamic thresholds, root cause analysis, anomaly detection and more! LogicMonitor only charges by the device. What is considered a device? A device is anything with an IP address that you want to monitor, including a physical device or a cloud resource. This means multiple data sources under the same IP address can be monitored for the same price. Unlike some monitoring platforms. we don’t charge per node, interface, or metric.
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Community Pulse
DatadogLogicMonitor
Considered Both Products
Datadog

No answer on this topic

LogicMonitor
Chose LogicMonitor
Zabbix although opensource and free. The amount of time to setup, configure templates, and manage the individual agents ended up costing more in unrealized internal labor costs compared to LogicMonitor. Datadog was too complex and highly customizable with no real out of the box …
Chose LogicMonitor
SCOM can do damn near anything, but practically takes an entire team just handling it. LM is super easy to get set up and going, even on a small team such as ours.

Datadog seems like a solid tool, but more oriented towards developers than IT infrastructure.
Chose LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor won out against Datadog and SolarWinds in almost every category which made it an easy decision to go with LogicMonitor.
Chose LogicMonitor
During the evaluation process we looked a number of other solutions, a detailed technically analysis was carried out to map functionlity, deployment and scalabilty across the solutions.

The primary areas that LogicMonitor succeeded are around the simplicity of deployment, …
Chose LogicMonitor
We replaced N-Central with LogicMonitor, and had an extended bakeoff with Datadog. There were many things we liked (and still like) about Datadog, but its deployment model and less agnostic focus were disqualifying for our specific use case.
Chose LogicMonitor
Thanks to LogicMonitor, I have hundreds of pre-configured notifications to customize individual entities, groups, or entire organizations. It has a good connection with the ticket system for creating, updating, and closing tickets. Extraordinarily accurate and provide an …
Chose LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor is the only cloud solution that met all of our requirements for monitoring our on-prem resources. We selected LogicMonitor for truly its ease of use. Honestly, I did not want to dedicate an engineer to be the LogicMonitor admin. Our team manages it.
Chose LogicMonitor
For being a product that can monitor a wide variety of resource types it is a strong tool. It just breaks down against some of the more in depth database monitoring tools that we need in the DBA team. We need more detail tracking on SPIDs and query level analysis and this is …
Chose LogicMonitor
I didn't keep my list of all the various products that we had POC'ed or even had demos with. Almost all were too narrow in their view to handle the breadth of environments that we have both in the cloud and in the data centers. Those few that did stack up against LogicMonitor …
Chose LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor is more "complete" product and allows integrating additional data points that it doesn't come with out of the box.
Chose LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor is not the easiest thing to set up but once it is up it never fails. Alerts always work, false reporting is very very rare.
Chose LogicMonitor
Overall, excellent support and compatibility with mostly every device.
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User Ratings
DatadogLogicMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(22 ratings)
8.3
(162 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(8 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(29 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(6 ratings)
9.0
(109 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatadogLogicMonitor
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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LogicMonitor
The warnings are incredibly detailed. I think it would be incredibly helpful to have a record of what happens when an outage starts and when the status changes. Also the average customer who isn't overly concerned about the data's storage location will love LogicMonitor, but security-conscious clients may find it harder to adopt due to data not held locally.
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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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LogicMonitor
  • LogicMonitor is very customizable. We can build whatever modules we need, because it uses standard protocols like HTTPS, SNMP and WMI to gather data and metrics.
  • We like that LogicMonitor is an agentless solution for our use case. Not all customers will allow an agent-based approach to 3rd party tools.
  • LogicMonitor has thousands of out of the box modules, which work on their own and also act as good baselines for the ones that we will end up customizing more. We are rarely starting at zero when we decide to do something new with LogicMonitor.
  • LogicMonitor has great documentation, and support has been helpful in the instances where we've needed them.
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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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LogicMonitor
  • Because of the rapid change in technology, maintaining DataSources to the most current level can be time-consuming for staff.
  • The network discovery and mapping capabilities are not as robust when compared to other solutions
  • While it can back-up configuration files on devices, it does not have the ability to push or modify configuration files back to devices.
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Likelihood to Renew
Datadog
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
This product has met virtually all of our needs. It was easy to implement and has been simple to support. Customization has been intuitive with many options available. They keep adding features and expanding available options. The future of LogicMonitor looks even better than it is today which is very promising. The management and support teams at LogicMonitor are always helpful
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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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LogicMonitor
Set up is super easy. Just stand up a small Linux or Windows server to act as a collector. There are no agents to install on monitored devices and all you need is SNMP or WMI access. When creating dashboards, all you have to do is find the widget on the device you want to show up and choose the menu option to add it.
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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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LogicMonitor
The sales team support we received was top notch. They worked hand in hand to make sure the product met all expectations. So far we have not really had to work with support that much; we have worked with setup team after purchase to deploy product fully. No issues so far and we are four weeks in.
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In-Person Training
Datadog
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
Add good training
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Online Training
Datadog
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
The training is good but room to improve
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Implementation Rating
Datadog
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
We found the LogicMonitor documentation and online guides to be up to date and easy to follow. During our pre-sale proof of concept phase, we learned the basics of creating import CSV files and had the bulk of our devices added the first day. After the purchase, we used the professional services to get training on the entire system and help customizing everything to meet our needs. We also made use of the available certification online training courses for our power users to get them comfortable with the system.
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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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LogicMonitor
During the evaluation process we looked a number of other solutions, a detailed technically analysis was carried out to map functionlity, deployment and scalabilty across the solutions. The primary areas that LogicMonitor succeeded are around the simplicity of deployment, scalability and to a lesser extent cost. Of the alternative products, Datadog is a better solution if your focus is on APM. However it will be harder to manage in a scaling MSP environment.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Datadog
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
Pricing seems to be getting more and more aggressive, I worry that it's going to turn into ServiceNow or SAP and everything minor feature will be an extreme cost that prices out us and our customers
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Professional Services
Datadog
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
Haven't really used it but our initial onboarding PS was disappointing. Felt like we were being told what we needed to cover as opposed to what we wanted to cover. In addition, we were pushed into using the PS in tight time frames and we were not ready to do so.
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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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LogicMonitor
  • definitely adds a good amount of cost to any account which is not easy to sell to SMBs
  • it does give a piece of mind knowing that everything is monitored and alerts will go out before users know something is not working
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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.

LogicMonitor Screenshots

Screenshot of AIOps features for enterprises using technology or hybrid environments with cloud and container resources. LogicMonitor can be used to monitor and improve the performance of complex enterprise networks with dynamic thresholds, topology mapping, anomaly detection, and root cause analysis.Screenshot of LM Envision's comprehensive monitoring and observability capabilities across the IT infrastructure, that help to identify alerts for the most important systems while ensuring the user experience is uninterrupted across the globe.Screenshot of Monitoring that ensures servers and the applications running on top of them are highly available. Helps resolve issues and optimize resource consumption for the server infrastructure.Screenshot of LogicMonitor remote workforce monitoring, which ensures that employees are connected to the systems that keep them productive and provide proactive insight into dispersed systems and third-party outages.Screenshot of Unified cloud monitoring across a hybrid multi-cloud ecosystem.Screenshot of LM Logs delivering log analysis at enterprise scale.