Datadog offers excellent value as a distributed application monitoring solution.
Updated September 12, 2020

Datadog offers excellent value as a distributed application monitoring solution.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Datadog

Datadog is an excellent infrastructure management tool. It provides a variety of tools for monitoring infrastructure and applications. It's APM tool offers a unique insight into application errors, while it's tracing can help with identifying hotspots and predicting growth in a variety of ways. It also provides an integrated log solution that aggregates and can map logs across applications and back to traces. It's up to date, with libraries and integrations for many tools and languages.
  • Application Monitoring
  • Log Management
  • Events Tracking
  • Infrastructure flow visualization
  • Increased insight into errors
  • Reduced debug time for production issues
We moved to Datadog from NewRelic. NewRelic worked well for monitoring a web application. Still, as our application expanded and costs with NewRelic grew, we found that NewRelic wasn't providing the kind of depth to the insight that we desired. Datadog does not have as robust of user page monitoring in our experience, but it does provide better insight into complex backend infrastructure.
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.

Do you think Datadog delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Datadog's feature set?

Yes

Did Datadog live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Datadog go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Datadog again?

Yes

Datadog serves as an excellent tool for applications that deserve significant monitoring, mainly if they are distributed applications. It can help with tracing requests through multiple applications, and it's log management tools can make integrating logs for dynamically scaling services simpler and easier to follow. It is overkill for simple applications or applications that are unlikely to expand beyond a single or a small number of machines.