Compare AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog

AppDynamics Server Monitoring is ranked 25th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews while Datadog is ranked 5th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews. AppDynamics Server Monitoring is rated 8.0, while Datadog is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Server Monitoring writes "Predictive notifications are on target but there should be better regional support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "They have a good ecosystem for their integrations". AppDynamics Server Monitoring is most compared with ITRS Geneos, Zabbix, ScienceLogic, Nagios XI and Moogsoft, whereas Datadog is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic APM, Zabbix and Google Stackdriver. See our AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
430,988 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
This solution gives us quite good insights that we might otherwise overlook, or it might take a really long time to debug those issues.I like Business iQ the most, so far. It has great analytics configurations and I can get real-time updates. We have eCommerce releases every week. So the one use case that I use Business iQ is to compare before and after release performance using AppDynamics.The auto-discovery of the logs is the most valuable feature. It requires minimal configuration, we just need to set up on once and it automatically detects through the code.

More AppDynamics Server Monitoring Pros »

This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space.It has enhanced the performance of my team.It provides more cloud data. They tend to just get the way a service would be designed on the cloud.It has saved us a lot of trouble in implementation.The ease with which we can filter, use metrics, and give accounts to customers, then let the customer filter, set up metrics, and alerts. This has been a big win for us.The integration and configuration are incredibly simple. The SaaS offering is remarkably easy to set up, especially if you're coming from a Graphite environment or anything that uses a StatsD.The ingestion points are unlimited and support customization. We haven't had anything yet that we haven't been able to integrate with it.If we have a large load for users using our basic Datadog, it will immediately fire off an alert notifying us either something's wrong or not.

More Datadog Pros »

Cons
I would like the ability to choose from some pre-defined dashboards and reports because as it is now, you have to define them separately for each implementation.The one thing that I find it difficult in using AppDynamics is, for any new user, it's not easy for him or her to configure the transactions in AppDynamics because the UI is pretty complex. The configuration is pretty complex for a new, fresh user. They can make the UI simpler, that'll be very helpful for anyone to configure their website in AppDynamics.In the next release, I would like to see the configuration of the data and more support for new applications. It should support new languages.

More AppDynamics Server Monitoring Cons »

Additional metrics should be included.The product could do better with its notifications.It does not have the best interface.Stability of the product has been a concern for us outside of the primary monitoring agents.It lacks consistency in the APIs.There are things about it that we would like to be fixed, such as it is taking averages of average. This results in data that we don't expect.We have asked technical support questions, and sometimes they don't get back to us right away. Or when they do, it is not the right answer.I would love to see support for front-end and mobile applications. Right now, it is mostly all back-end stuff. Being able to do some integration with our front-end products would be awesome.

More Datadog Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
My understanding is that the price of this solution is quite high, compared to other products.

More AppDynamics Server Monitoring Pricing and Cost Advice »

The pricing came up a bit compared to their competitors. It is not that the price has risen, but that the competitors have gone down. They keep adding more features that I would have expected to be baked in at a more nominal price. I have been increasingly dissatisfied with the pricing, but not enough to jump ship.It costs the same amount it would if we were hosting it ourselves, so we are incredibly happy with the cost.At my last company, we did see ROI, specifically around response time. We could get to mission critical things that were down and losing revenue on immediately. So, the product paid itself back.The pricing and licensing through AWS Marketplace has been good. It would be nice if it was cheaper, but their pricing is reasonable for what it is. Sometimes, for their newer features, they charge as if it's fully fleshed out, even though it is a newer feature and it may have less stuff than their other items.It has always scaled for us. Cost scales up too, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It's reasonable for what they're providing.Pricing and licensing are reasonable for what they give you. You get the first five hosts free, which is fun to play around with. Then it's about four dollars a month per host, which is very affordable for what you get out of it. We have a lot of hosts that we put a lot of custom metrics into, and every host gives you an allowance for the number of custom metrics.

More Datadog Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions are best for your needs.
430,988 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
Views
1,900
Comparisons
1,692
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
596
Avg. Rating
8.0
Views
28,543
Comparisons
23,544
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
513
Avg. Rating
8.0
Popular Comparisons
Compared 27% of the time.
Compared 21% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Compared 5% of the time.
Compared 4% of the time.
Learn
AppDynamics
Datadog
Overview

Application-centric server monitoring in context of your business transactions to proactively isolate and resolve application performance issues faster with actionable, correlated application-server metrics.

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.
Offer
Learn more about AppDynamics Server Monitoring
Learn more about Datadog
Sample Customers
Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, ExpediaAdobe, 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 Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer6%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Media Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Retailer6%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
430,988 professionals have used our research since 2012.

See our list of best IT Infrastructure Monitoring vendors.

We monitor all IT Infrastructure Monitoring reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.