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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Datadog is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

Datadog

98%
19 Ratings
9.2

Sentry

92%
8 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Datadog

100%
1 Rating

Sentry

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Datadog

89%
10 Ratings

Sentry

N/A
0 Ratings

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.
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Sentry

[Sentry] is honestly an amazing product. It allows us to detect errors in real time complete with stack traces and any extra accompanying information the developer wants to provide in the alert. With the alerting into Slack it has allowed us to quickly triage and tag in people who need eyes on a specific issue. It would be really useful in any Saas product environment.
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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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Sentry

  • Great web interface. Lots of data available in a really clean format, with filtering options and more.
  • Per-user exception tracking. User is complaining about something being broken? Look up their account ID in Sentry and you can see if they've run into any exceptions (with device information included, of course).
  • Source map uploading. Took a little while to figure this out but now we have our deploy script upload sourcemaps to Sentry on each deployment, meaning we get to see stack traces that aren't obfuscated!
  • Very generous free tier – 10,000 events per month. We're nowhere near that yet.
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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.
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Sentry

  • The UI is overwhelming and it takes time to "digest it"
  • It would have been nice to have the ability to "group together" minor releases into one that represents a bigger release
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Pricing Details

Datadog

Starting Price

$0 Up to 5 hosts

Editions & Modules

Datadog editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
Infrastructure$15.004
Log Management$1.275
APM$31.006

Footnotes

  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
  4. Per Host Per Month
  5. Per Million Log Events
  6. Per Host Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

Sentry

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Sentry editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
DeveloperFree1
Team262
Business803
EnterpriseContact sales team4

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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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Sentry

No answers on this topic

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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Sentry

No answers on this topic

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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Sentry

I think Sentry is far more user-friendly and has a better UI. Sentry is also a more affordable option.
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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
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Sentry

  • The first notice of an issue more than paid for it for the month.
  • However, it's not as useful if you aren’t doing active development.
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