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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

SQL Server BI Manager

SQL Server [Business Intelligence] Manager is useful for tracking performance across SSIS, SSRS and SSA and have the data represented in dashboards. It helps improve performance and helps end users. However, several features are redundant for smaller organization that can use the tools that comes with existing Microsoft products. These features also takes time to learn and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Datadog
SQL Server BI Manager
8.3
Performance dashboard
Datadog
SQL Server BI Manager
8.4
Intelligent alerting
Datadog
SQL Server BI Manager
8.3
Top SQL
Datadog
SQL Server BI Manager
8.7
Historical trend data
Datadog
SQL Server BI Manager
8.5
Virtualization support
Datadog
SQL Server BI Manager
7.4

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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • Great data access even through the cloud
  • Modern and complete reports
  • Clear data models on top of complex data
Nadyan Pscheidt | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • Not the most intuitive product
  • The basic features are easy to use, the more advanced features are more difficult to use than they should be
  • Drill Down is clunky
Anonymous | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

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

SQL Server BI Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SQL Server BI Manager

SQL servers are much easier to set up than the others but they lack the customization and integration with other popular DB.
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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • We've prevented several SSAS outages because of SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager's timely alerts.
  • We've greatly reduced cubes calculation times with SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager's tuning features.
Gedson Silva | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

General

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

SQL Server BI Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog
9.1
SQL Server BI Manager
7.6

Usability

Datadog
10.0
SQL Server BI Manager

Support Rating

Datadog
8.4
SQL Server BI Manager

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