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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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 Pingdom

If you are looking to take your page speed optimization to the next level, Pingdom is a great tool. It is very valuable at helping to identify issues, benchmark your pefromance and check to see the results of your optimization efforts. If you aren't using other uptime alert and server monitoring tools, those features will be very beneficial
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.9
Remote monitoring
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
9.0
Network device monitoring
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.8
Multiple Server Monitoring
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
6.8
Multi-device monitoring
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
6.9
Automated alerts and notifications
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
9.0

Management Tasks

Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.7
Patch Management
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.6
Service configuration management
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.0
Software and hardware inventory
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.0
Policy-based automation
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.3

Reporting

Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.0
Performance data reports
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.9
Customizable reporting
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.7
Data visualization
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.5
Risk analysis
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.8

Security

Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.1
Data backup and recovery
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.3
Antivirus and malware management
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
5.7
Adinistraor access control
Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.2

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 Pingdom

  • Monitoring as many websites as we can throw at it.
  • Customer Service has been extremely great with quick responses and resolution.
  • The ability to integrate with our chat client or via web hook with allows for maximum visibility amongst team members.
John Birks | 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 Pingdom

  • An easy way to update a mass group of alerts instead of one-by-one edits
  • Our less IT-oriented teams sometimes have a hard time understanding what the alerts mean, but that is a user education issue we should probably address ourselves to better explain purposes of alerts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Recently added features have made Pingdom less intuitive for our requirements. While Pingdom has a broad offering and remains a good value, it is becoming more than we need. Our customer base is becoming more and more global and Pingdom still lacks Asia-Pacific monitoring, which we will need within a year.
Ted White | 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 Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Usability is good. Portability is also good. I am able to place this on various VMs in the DC and use that to help determine what areas to concentrate on. It also helps to find issues prior to a window that I can identify as not being part of the work to be performed and that the customer needs to address.
Jason Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 8.3
Based on 15 answers
Have always had very fast, smart, and professional help from the support teams. They have always quickly resolved my issues and helped me get the right sized package of services to meet our current business needs. Overall the support has been some of the best I get from SaaS software.
Patrick Flanagan | 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 Pingdom

The detailed reporting and website uptime monitoring is something other tools don't provide. You don't want to get a call from a client or customer that your site is down, or lose sales if it brings in sales to you.You get recommendations on how to enhance the page performance, breakdown of content type for the page, requests by domain, file requests, everything
Sanjit Mandal | 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 Pingdom

  • Excellent site monitoring allowing us to take necessary steps instantly to address outage or downtimes, thus keeping steady up time for our website customers
  • Detailed enough to get reasons of outages, which then lets us liaise with 3rd parties if necessary and to even get compensations in the event of missing SLAs
  • Negative: we still need to rely on our technical team to understand the reports from Pingdom
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 Pingdom

General

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

SolarWinds Pingdom Editions & Modules

Edition
Synthetic Monitoring$151
Real User Monitoring$151
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog
9.1
SolarWinds Pingdom
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
10.0

Usability

Datadog
10.0
SolarWinds Pingdom
9.6

Performance

Datadog
SolarWinds Pingdom
6.0

Support Rating

Datadog
8.4
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.3

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