Compare Azure Monitor vs. Datadog

Azure Monitor is ranked 9th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews while Datadog is ranked 4th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 8.0, while Datadog is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "This integrated add-on for Microsoft Azure helps monitor performance of the base product ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "They have a good ecosystem for their integrations". Azure Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog and Splunk, whereas Datadog is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace and New Relic APM. See our Azure Monitor vs. Datadog report.
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The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds.A product that is well-integrated for monitoring Microsoft Azure.The solution integrates well with the Microsoft platform.It's a service from Microsoft, so it will scale.I am impressed by the reporting on the average eight ports that we get from this solution.

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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.It has a nice UI.

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I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.As a younger product it still has room for feature improvement and enhancement.n comparison to New Relic, which I've used before, it's a bit more complicated. It's not as easy to use. It also took some time to get it working. The implementation needs to be simpler.They can simplify the overall complexity since you have multiple data sources in the cloud for monitoring. It's quite simple, but there are so many portals. It takes time to work with it. If they could simplify the user configuration, that would be good.They need to work on a more hybrid deployment that will allow us to monitor local on-premise deployments and connect to different systems. I would like to see more integration.

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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.I would like testing for data in the future.

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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.

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Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

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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Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group 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
Software R&D Company48%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Insurance Company8%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Software R&D Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
Retailer7%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise60%
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