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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the solutions overall performance. It is very efficient and accurate for our usage."

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"This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space.""Datadog's ability to group and visualize the servers and the data makes it relatively easy for the root cause analysis.""Straightforward to integrate and automate.""Having a clear view, not only of our infrastructure but our apps and services as well, has brought a great added value to our customers.""Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system.""The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart.""The fact that everything is under a single pane of glass is really valuable, as developers don't have to spend their time copying correlation IDs across tools to find what they need.""The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure."

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Cons
"In the next release, I would like to see the possibility of sharing the metric from this solution with other solutions."

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"Additional metrics should be included.""Datadog lacks a deeper application-level insight. Their competitors had eclipsed them in offering ET functionality that was important to us. That's why we stopped using it and switched to New Relic. Datadog's price is also high.""Could be a little more user friendly.""The error traceability is an area that can be improved.""The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances.""Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion.""In the past two years, there have been a couple of outages.""The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still missing the ability to automatically create incidents based on certain alerts."

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"It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal.""The price is better than some competing products.""Pricing is somewhat affordable compared to other solutions but in order to really lower the costs of other products you need to plan very carefully your resources usage, otherwise, it can get expensive real quick.""It is easy to run up a large bill, so become familiar with the cost of each piece of your bill and use the metrics they supply to estimate and monitor your bill.""Pricing seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for.""The cost is high and this can be justified if the scale of the environment is big.""My advice is to really keep an eye on your overage costs, as they can spiral really fast.""If you do your homework, you'll find that if you're really concerned with cost, it's good."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the solutions overall performance. It is very efficient and accurate for our usage.
Top Answer: In the next release, I would like to see the possibility of sharing the metric from this solution with others. For example, sharing the metrics with Dynatrace which is an AMP solution.
Top Answer: We use the solution to monitor web performance.
Top Answer: There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra… more »
Top Answer: Datadog: Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure. Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who… more »
Top Answer: The application performance monitoring is pretty good.
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Overview

mPulse helps you understand the immediate impact of user performance on transaction volume, revenue, conversions or other key business metrics. It is the only real user monitoring (RUM) solution that provides holistic, detailed insight into the relationship between online performance and real user behavior as it is happening so you can better understand how issues or changes will impact your business.

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.
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Sample Customers
Nordstrom, Gatwick, DirecTV, MSN, SquareSpace, SAP, Lenovo, Hallmark, myspace, Intuit, Kentucky Derby, Toys "R" Us, Netflix, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Lowe's, Nike, REI, Apple, Sears, Verizon, Wendy's, Huawei
Adobe, Samsung, facebook, HP Cloud Services, Electronic Arts, salesforce, Stanford University, CiTRIX, Chef, zendesk, Hearst Magazines, Spotify, mercardo libre, Slashdot, Ziff Davis, PBS, MLS, The Motley Fool, Politico, Barneby's
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Retailer9%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Educational Organization10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise51%
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Akamai mPulse is ranked 32nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 19 reviews. Akamai mPulse is rated 8.0, while Datadog is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Akamai mPulse writes "Efficient, flexible, and requires low maintenance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". Akamai mPulse is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM, AppDynamics, Catchpoint and AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, ELK Logstash and Azure Monitor.

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