CA Spectrum vs. Datadog

CA Spectrum is ranked 5th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 54 reviews vs Datadog which is ranked 19th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Excellent autocomplete for everything in the UI". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. Datadog is most compared with Nagios XI, Amazon CloudWatch and Zabbix. See our CA Spectrum vs. Datadog report.
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The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing.The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it.It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.

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Excellent autocomplete for everything in the UI.It has empowered all our platform engineers with a very powerful and easy to use monitoring system.Going from viewing a metric to creating a monitor alerting on a metric is very easy.The web app has a real-time support chat window in which a support engineer is chatting with you within a minute.By moving to Datadog, we did not need to manage our own monitoring infrastructure anymore.The most valuable features have been: Sharable dashboards, TimeBoards, dogstatsd API, Slack Integration, Event logging API. CloudTrail Events, Tags, alerts, and anomaly detection. EBS Volume Snapshot Age, which they added upon request.

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Cons
The CA Technologies sales team destroyed their relationship with our business units.It needs better integration with other CA products.OS monitoring needs to be better developed, as well as their services, e.g., cluster monitoring, URLs, etc.Make it easier to certify devices.If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.

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​It would be nice to be able to graph metrics by excluding certain tags (like you can do in monitors).It would also be nice if we had more insight into our own usage of Datadog (agents and custom metrics). They provide a usage page which does help, but it is not in real-time.It would be great if usage metrics were automatically created and we could create custom metrics, instead we ended up building some of our own stuff to track and alert on our own usage.More granular control over dashboard sharing. Timeboard sharing.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller.

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​Pricing seems reasonable. It depends on the size of your organization, the size of your infrastructure, and what portion of your overall business costs go toward infrastructure.

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Overview
OverviewCA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization. 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
Sample CustomersNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediAdobe, 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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Insurance Company
12%
Retailer
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
25%
Financial Services Firm
23%
Retailer
9%
Healthcare Company
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Media Company
13%
Software R&D Company
10%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
13%
Midsize Enterprise
16%
Large Enterprise
72%
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Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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