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Score 8.4 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

Metricly

Very suited for medium to the large-sized infrastructure where you have a lot of services to monitor. It may be overkill for small infrastructures where you can use the providers' source of metrics instead.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Datadog
Metricly
7.7
Application monitoring
Datadog
Metricly
8.0
Database monitoring
Datadog
Metricly
8.0
Threshold alerts
Datadog
Metricly
8.0
Predictive capabilities
Datadog
Metricly
9.6
Application performance management console
Datadog
Metricly
5.4
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Datadog
Metricly
5.4
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Datadog
Metricly
5.0
Virtualization monitoring
Datadog
Metricly
9.0
Server availability and performance monitoring
Datadog
Metricly
9.6
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Datadog
Metricly
9.6
IT Asset Discovery
Datadog
Metricly
7.0

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

Metricly

  • AWS Cost analysis across multiple accounts.
  • Identification of orphaned and underutilized resources.
  • Easy integration to your AWS account.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface.
Mark Swanholm | 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

Metricly

  • It can be tricky to set-up depending on what you want to do.
  • They have their own proprietary way of visualizing metrics, which is clever but does have a slight learning curve.
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datadog

Datadog 8.3
Based on 11 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

Metricly

Metricly 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Anytime we've had issues they have been very responsive and professional.
Adam O'Connor | 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

Metricly

We strongly prefer Metricly for AWS Cost Analysis -- whereas other tools are easier to use on a traditional monitoring basis. To be clear, Merticly's monitoring tools are GREAT, but they require tuning and manual setup that we didn't have the time for on a small Platform Operations team. We have worked closely with Metricly to expand on their cost analysis capabilities, and plan to use them going forward.
Mark Swanholm | 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

Metricly

  • We were able to decrease AWS costs with its predictive analytics by 20% YOY.
Mark Swanholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datadog

General

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

Datadog Editions & Modules

Edition
Free1
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
Additional Pricing Details

Metricly

General

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

Metricly Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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