Great product, kinda expensive
November 21, 2020

Great product, kinda expensive

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Datadog

It is used to monitor multiple hosts for networking, compute, and memory along with application-level metrics (errors, performance, etc). This allows for site reliability engineers to determine the cause of errors and gain other data for root cause analysis (RCA).


  • Visualization
  • Network mapping
  • Error finding


  • Navigation to new areas can be counterintuitive.
  • Quick to implement (great documentation)
  • Expensive to run at scale
  • Great visualization to dive into data
Kubernetes with Prometheus and other open-source options. It is prone to more toil to set up but the stack can be largely replicated in open source technologies.
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
I have used it now at multiple companies and they stand by their product. The customer support, documentation, and on-boarding is solid.

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A situation in which you have multiple applications deployed to virtual machines (VMs) with the need for application-level performance, errors, etc.


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