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Score 8.2 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

SolarWinds Papertrail

SolarWinds Papertrail is very well suited for use in a test environment due to how fast and easy it is to set up, and it just works. I always tell colleagues to use this when they're running a scenario, or trying to troubleshoot an issue as it really helps in getting it done quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Papertrail

  • Free configuration on how Papertrail will alert you
  • Easy to setup with your server/application
  • Very intuitive and easy to use
  • Fair pricing policy/plan
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Papertrail

  • We were not provided any "canned" searches to begin our evaluation with.
  • Other competing products have a set of "canned" searches to get you started quickly.
Scott McGee | 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

SolarWinds Papertrail

SolarWinds Papertrail 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's extremely easy to use. I and new colleagues have never had any issues configuring this tool or setting it up, it works almost out of the box with very simple instructions to follow to configure it to our own environment. I would highly recommend it on that ability alone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datadog

Datadog 8.7
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

SolarWinds Papertrail

SolarWinds Papertrail 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I honestly have never had the need to use the support team, as we have not run into any issues so far. If we did however, judging from how the tool itself works, I don't doubt that the team would provide excellent support for any issues that we may possibly run into.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Papertrail

We have used other services such as Coralogix before but love SolarWinds Papertrail for its ease of use and not-too-bloated features. This also makes our engineers and other staff use it more often.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Papertrail

  • I think it is a good ROI, as it has helped us in fixing issues with our applications in many instances.
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

SolarWinds Papertrail

General

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

SolarWinds Papertrail Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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