Datadog vs. Splunk Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadog
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Splunk Cloud
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
A data platform service thats help users search, analyze, visualize and act on data. The service can go live in as little as two days, and with an IT backend managed by Splunk experts, users can focus on acting on data. Search any kind of data in real-time to detect and prevent issues before they happen with access to streaming and machine learning capabilities. Search any kind of data in real-time to detect and prevent issues before they happen with access to the latest streaming and machine…N/A
Pricing
DatadogSplunk Cloud
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Log Management
$1.27
Per Million Log Events
Standard
$15/host
Up to 500 hosts
Infrastructure
$15.00
Per Host Per Month
APM
$31.00
Per Host Per Month
Enterprise
Custom
500+ hosts
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatadogSplunk Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
DatadogSplunk Cloud
Considered Both Products
Datadog
Chose Datadog
Datadog has been harder to setup out-of-the-box compared to its alternatives, although it's graphs and dashboards have been more useful. Other tools handle individual tasks better. For example, Splunk has been the best logging tool I've used, and New Relic is great for CPU and …
Splunk Cloud
Chose Splunk Cloud
We selected Splunk Cloud due to the simplicity to use and get data in. We found that Splunk Cloud gives a unified simple searching and dashboarding interface which can be used to search and visualise data from multiple systems with ease.
Chose Splunk Cloud
I feel that the alternatives are great products and they are also things we use in our own monitoring in addition to Splunk. However, when it comes to finding things in the data as opposed to just looks for trends the competition just doesn't even come close. Splunk has become …
Chose Splunk Cloud
Other solutions weren't able to consume the volume of logs that we were producing on a daily basis. Searching was difficult because of proprietary or simply confusing search mechanisms. Splunk simplified the searching by using regular expressions. Although the cost of Splunk …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DatadogSplunk Cloud
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Datadog
-
Ratings
Splunk Cloud
9.0
15 Ratings
14% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings9.615 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings9.715 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings9.313 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings9.715 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Data integration/API management00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching00 Ratings9.36 Ratings
Best Alternatives
DatadogSplunk Cloud
Small Businesses
InfluxDB
InfluxDB
Score 8.5 out of 10
AlienVault USM
AlienVault USM
Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Instana
IBM Instana
Score 9.0 out of 10
Splunk Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Instana
IBM Instana
Score 9.0 out of 10
Splunk Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.3 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
DatadogSplunk Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(22 ratings)
8.9
(15 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(6 ratings)
7.2
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatadogSplunk Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Datadog
DataDog Is well suited to all of the Infrastructure Monitoring Solutions, DB monitoring, and other Network monitoring also. It's not well suited because it cannot give perfect Infrastructure recommendations for our use case but also For example: If we are using AWS DB to monitor performance insights then Datadog is less effective there because AWS gives very niche recommendations.
Read full review
Splunk
Splunk is excellent when all your data is in one location. Its ability to correlate all that data is intuitive (once the hurdle of learning the query language is overcome). It is also easy to standardize the presentation of information to the company. When data is siloed/standalone, other systems can be cheaper and faster to implement.
Read full review
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
Read full review
Splunk
  • This SIEM consolidates multiple data points and offers several features and benefits, creating custom dashboards and managing alert workflows.
  • Splunk Cloud provides a simple way to have a central monitoring and security solution. Though it does not have a huge learning curve, you should spend some time learning the basics.
  • Splunk Cloud enables me to create and schedule statistical reports on network use for Management.
Read full review
Cons
Datadog
  • We had a couple "integrations" that had some issues during setup, but Support addressed them very quickly
  • Unnecessary alerts about DataDog components...by the time I see them, they're almost always also fixed
  • I wish there was a DataDog mobile app that would have dedicated alerts (configurable per alert to override Do Not Disturb setting) instead of relying on emails notifications that could be overlooked in the midst of many incoming emails around the same time.
Read full review
Splunk
  • The SPL programming language that the queries are built in is not very intuitive.
  • There should be a better repository of pre-built queries for what I would think of as common Active Directory usage monitoring.
  • I would like to see more free training/familiarization information made available.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Splunk
Overall, it is very usable. I would like if recent searches were saved for longer because I always have to refer to my notes when I'm looking for something specific and it's been a few weeks. But that's a small issue, and the actual search and browsing interface is easy to use and powerful.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Splunk
Splunk Cloud support is sorely lacking unfortunately. The portal where you submit tickets is not very good and is lacking polish. Tickets are left for days without any updates and when chased it is only sometimes you get a reply back. I get the feeling the support team are very understaffed and have far too much going on. From what I know, Splunk is aware of this and seem to be trying to remedy it.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Splunk
Splunk Cloud blows Sumo Logic out of the water. The experience is night and day. We went from several highly stressed IT security professionals who were unsure if the data they were getting was valuable, to very happy IT security professionals who can now be more proactive and get all the information they need.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Datadog
  • Visibility into website issues and performance problems has improved our company communication.
  • Handling and detecting site issues faster has improved customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Configuration of the Datadog site can take a bit of time and we lost a bit of developer time during that process.
Read full review
Splunk
  • End-end visibility across your departmental silos
  • Strengthen the overall global monitoring posture
  • Move from Reactive to Proactive Monitoring
  • Highly secure environment at your finger-tips
  • Takes you away from managing infrastructure/administration, allows saving time & money. Reduce the overall TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
Read full review
ScreenShots

Datadog Screenshots

Screenshot of Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards.Screenshot of Datadog is built to give visibility across teams. You can discuss issues in-context with production data, annotate changes and notify your team, see who responded to that alert before, and remember what was done to fix it.Screenshot of Datadog seamlessly unifies traces, metrics, and logs—the three pillars of observability.Screenshot of Collect monitoring data from across your entire stack with Datadog's 400+ built-in integrations.Screenshot of Datadog's Service Map decomposes your application into all its component services and draws the observed dependencies between these services in real timeScreenshot of Centralize log data from any source.