Datadog vs. Micro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadog
Score 8.4 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
Micro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
Micro Focus Diagnostics was the analytics and issue diagnostics component of the Application Performance Management suite. It provided code-level visibility into transaction activity across applications and the network they are operating on. The product is no longer available for sale.N/A
Pricing
DatadogMicro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatadogMicro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DatadogMicro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Datadog
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Ratings
Micro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
7.8
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Predictive capabilities00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration tools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DatadogMicro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(22 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatadogMicro Focus Diagnostics (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
I would say on 90% of our agent installs everything works without any modification. If the application however makes a large use of memory based cache and analysis that classes will need to be excluded from instrumentation or it will impact performance.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Agent level customization - For highly performant applications we can easily exclude instrumentation, yet still receive the benefit of historical tracking on common data points like CPU, Heap and GC cycles.
  • Support - In the 5+ years working with the product any HP solution engagements have been quick to provide a needed configuration solution.
  • Agent Diversity - Have used the product across 6+ differing middleware technologies comprising dozens of version (both middleware and java) combinations.
  • Agent installation - With its ability to support a silent type install, automating was a simple task.
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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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  • The product does offer a lot of functionality - This can lead to a cluttered user interface and does take some time to become comfortable and proficient in its use.
  • Data Volume - We have had some issues in balancing the desire to keep all data and consuming infrastructure storage.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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Discontinued Products
While it has been several years since using BMC Patrol I like that HP doesn't require me to have a custom module added for every different type of product I would like to instrument.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Performance Tuning - Product is fully integrated to provide baseline and drift across releases.
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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.