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Score 8.3 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

New Relic

Do you need to monitor OS-based workloads? Do you have a mix of on-prem and Cloud instances? Do you need to have a converged view to see your OS, application, real-user monitoring (REUM), Synthetics, and other time-series data? New Relic is the platform that can deliver on those requirements.Their technical support one of the best engagements we have had with a vendor. Exemplary in every way!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Datadog
New Relic
7.7
Application monitoring
Datadog
New Relic
9.4
Database monitoring
Datadog
New Relic
8.0
Threshold alerts
Datadog
New Relic
8.5
Predictive capabilities
Datadog
New Relic
6.7
Application performance management console
Datadog
New Relic
8.1
Collaboration tools
Datadog
New Relic
6.2
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Datadog
New Relic
7.6
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Datadog
New Relic
7.4
Virtualization monitoring
Datadog
New Relic
7.8
Server availability and performance monitoring
Datadog
New Relic
8.4
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Datadog
New Relic
7.8
IT Asset Discovery
Datadog
New Relic
6.4

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

New Relic

  • New Relic lets you drill down into the nitty-gritty of your application, breaking down requests however far you want in order to inspect the performance of your application throughout the request lifecycle.
  • New Relic offers many integrations with other services and technologies, making it easy to get it set up and start using it.
  • New Relic offers many views and types of visualizations to help you understand what's going on in as much detail as you want to know.
Ben McClure | 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

New Relic

  • New Relic can instrument many web frameworks out-of-the-box, but some of the less-popular frameworks require development.
  • It can be hard to express that some 400-series responses are acceptable and expected, but that an unusual volume of them could be a defect.
  • New Relic is very expensive, particularly if you have many QA environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

New Relic

New Relic 9.0
Based on 8 answers
I have not yet found any similar product that offers me this range of features to help us keep our online service fast and reliable. Besides this, New Relic is constantly evolving by adding new plugins to emerging technologies and platforms. Server performance measuring features are a key point as our user database grows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

New Relic

New Relic 9.0
Based on 3 answers
New Relic interface can be tricky to setup sometimes, especially on dashboards, but the overall usability is great. We also find particularly interesting the chart creation tools. There are no major issues that prevented us using any of their services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

New Relic

New Relic 10.0
Based on 1 answer
we have never had any down time issues!!!
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Datadog

Datadog 8.0
Based on 4 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

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 3 answers
There are times I feel that the initial support is lacking. And in some cases the automated responses of not hearing anything are annoying if the reason why there has been no movement is because we are still waiting to hear back from NR support. So, i think they should loose the automation as it can seem disingenuous
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

New Relic

New Relic 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The documentation was clear and concise; the only issue we ran into was custom application naming. Due to HTTPD mod_fcgid and the need for the application name to be set in php.ini (not in .htaccess or the virtual host directive) ... we had issues setting this up.
Travis Crowder | 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

New Relic

We had originally looked into CloudWatch to monitor our resources since we have our stack built in AWS, but found that it would take additional work to setup the dashboards, alerts, and details that we wanted to see in our reports. It was worth the additional investment for us to get the data we needed with less work.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to scale. However, it isn't as easy to keep track of costs and who own's what/
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datadog

  • Visibility into systems and performance gives us a go-to overview of all of our services.
  • APM provides additional context for which parts of our workloads are taking the most time from our servers, and gives us the ability to try to reduce these pain points.
  • Log management makes viewing logs from remote systems much easier, ultimately saving time and a lot of developer frustration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

New Relic

  • New Relic has enabled us to be proactive when it comes to application errors, we can fix them before they reach a larger segment of our user base.
  • We've been able to identify poorly performing database queries and tune the performance as a result.
  • We've improved customer satisfaction by tracking overall performance and making improvements over time.
Kevin Van Heusen | 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

New Relic

General

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

New Relic Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog
8.7
New Relic
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog
New Relic
9.0

Usability

Datadog
New Relic
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Datadog
New Relic
10.0

Performance

Datadog
New Relic
8.0

Support

Datadog
8.0
New Relic
8.0

Implementation

Datadog
New Relic
8.5

Scalability

Datadog
New Relic
8.0

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