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Score 8.1 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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

We are a services organization and we use Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals with our customers. It has allowed us to expand the footprint in the application management business with virtually all of our major accounts. We were able to expand and go into other applications that we weren't in or offering previously. Now, we have a new value proposition for our customer enhanced visibility, enhanced stability, and we can reduce our cost to them because our cost structure is reduced by using Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.1
Application monitoring
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.5
Database monitoring
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.5
Threshold alerts
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.4
Predictive capabilities
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.3
Application performance management console
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.4
Collaboration tools
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.4
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.0
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.5
Virtualization monitoring
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.6
Server availability and performance monitoring
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.4
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.0
IT Asset Discovery
Datadog
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
8.8

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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

  • Try to end application downtime.
  • Optimize and improve troubleshooting.
  • Detect and identify existing problems.
Erik Silva | 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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

  • Cost - Riverbed is really proud of their products, and the price shows.
  • More "point and click" repair opportunities.
  • Integration with Cisco DNA, tell which devices could have issues based upon the IOS version, etc.
Larry Chisholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datadog

Datadog 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Datadog

Datadog 8.4
Based on 12 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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The support I give the highest rating because it is really amazing. Every time we triggered the tool support, we were very well served very quickly and efficiently. The problems were solved quickly and without stress. The staff helped us within minutes and had a lot of patience with us
Erik Silva | 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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

There is a wide variety of APM solutions out there for companies to pick from. Riverbed AppInternals sits near the top of the stack certainly. We already deploy steelhead units across the estate with client licenses, that aided us in our decision to select AppInternals. We found the costs of AppDynamics and New Relic ( which we had trials for) both costly against AppInternals.
Rob Bates | 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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

  • This product has really wonderful features and one of the most valuable ones is the transaction searches into TTW.
  • This will show you the operations that occurred under conditions that the user specifies, giving you the opportunity to drill down on the things that are more important and affecting system performance.
  • Besides that, the capability of analyzing each individual transaction captured to a very low-level detail (method call/line of code). This ability empowers the testing teams to provide more visibility to developers on how they can improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datadog

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Datadog Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Infrastructure$15.001
Log Management$1.272
APM$31.003
  1. Per Host Per Month
  2. Per Million Log Events
  3. Per Host Per Month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
Additional Pricing Details

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

General

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

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog
9.2
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.5

Usability

Datadog
10.0
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

Support Rating

Datadog
8.4
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals
9.0

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