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"I am impressed by the reporting on the average eight ports that we get from this solution.""It's a service from Microsoft, so it will scale.""The solution integrates well with the Microsoft platform.""A product that is well-integrated for monitoring Microsoft Azure.""The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds.""The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis."

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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.""The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure.""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."

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"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.""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.""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.""As a younger product it still has room for feature improvement and enhancement.""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.""When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.""Automation related to gathering metrics from more applications could be improved."

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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.""More pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful.""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."

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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 seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We like this searchability and availability of the data.
Top Answer: The price could be lower but it is not a must.
Top Answer: We are a consulting firm and we have a lot of experience with Microsoft Azure solutions. The Azure Monitor is one of the products that we implement for our clients.
Top Answer: This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space.
Top Answer: Additional metrics should be included. Better integration with other solutions is needed.
Top Answer: We are a solution provider and Datadog is one of the products that I was working on with one of my clients. They are currently evaluating it for use in cloud monitoring. Specifically, Datadog is used… more »
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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
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company14%
Educational Organization14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise23%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Monitor vs. Datadog and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 11 reviews while Datadog is ranked 4th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.8, while Datadog is rated 8.6. 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 "Good graphing and dashboards, and it improves visibility for developers". Azure Monitor is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and New Relic APM, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, Zabbix and AppDynamics. See our Azure Monitor vs. Datadog report.

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