Great product, kinda expensive
November 20, 2020

Great product, kinda expensive

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.

Do you think Datadog delivers good value for the price?

No

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?

No

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