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"Its integration is most valuable because you can integrate it with various service providers such as AWS, .Net, etc.""Datadog has given us near-live visibility across our entire cloud platform.""Datadog's ability to group and visualize the servers and the data makes it relatively easy for the root cause analysis.""I have found error reporting and log centralization the most valuable features. Overall, Datadog provides a full package solution.""The most valuable features are the dashboards and the reporting.""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.""The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart.""We find they have a very helpful alert system."

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"The solution allows us to dig deep into data.""The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions.""For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool .""We use AppDynamics and Elastic. The reason why we're using Elastic APM is because of the license count. It's very favorable compared to AppDynamics. It's inexpensive; it's economical."

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Cons
"While I like the ease of use, when compared with Tenable Nessus they could still improve their usability.""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pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful.""The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances.""The error traceability is an area that can be improved.""I'd like to see better pricing and more integration in the next release.""The installation is easy for me. However, if you are new to this solution it might not be so easy.""The Log Explorer could be better. I don't think it has log manipulation as Splunk does.""Could be a little more user friendly."

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"Elastic APM's visualization is not that great compared to other tools. It's number of metrics is very low.""The auto-discovery isn't nearly as good. That's a big portion of it. When you drop the agent onto the JVM and you're trying to figure things out, having to go through and manually do all that is cumbersome.""The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities.""The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price is better than some competing products.""I am not satisfied with its licensing. Its payment is based on the exported data, and there was an explosion of the data for three or four weeks. My customer was not alerted, and there was no way for them to see that there has been an explosion of data. They got a big invoice for one or two months. The pricing model of Datadog is based on the data. The customer was quite surprised about not being alerted about this explosion of data. They should provide some kind of alert when there is an increase in usage.""Our licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis.""Datadog does not provide any free plans to use the solution. When I start with a proof of concept it would be sensible to have a free plan to test the tool and check whether it fits the requirements of the project. Before the production stage, it is always good to have a free plan with some limited features, number of requests, or logs.""It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal.""It has a module-based pricing model.""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.""Pricing seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for."

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Questions from the Community
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: With Datadog, we have near-live visibility across our entire platform. We have seen APM metrics impacted several times lately using the dashboards we have created with Datadog; they are very good core… more »
Top Answer: Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Datadog or Dynatrace network monitoring software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Dynatrace. Dynatrace offers network… more »
Top Answer: The solution allows us to dig deep into data.
Top Answer: I don't have any details in terms of pricing. It's not an aspect of the solution I am familiar with.
Top Answer: There needs to be less boiler code. That's where I see a solution such as Dynatrace as being very good. We need to just deploy the Dynatrace and then it just uses all the TCP packages et cetera, to… more »
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Overview
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.

Elastic APM is an application performance monitoring system built on the Elastic Stack. It allows you to monitor software services and applications in real time — collect detailed performance information on response time for incoming requests, database queries, calls to caches, external HTTP requests, and more. This makes it easy to pinpoint and fix performance problems quickly.

Elastic APM also automatically collects unhandled errors and exceptions. Errors are grouped based primarily on the stacktrace, so you can identify new errors as they appear and keep an eye on how many times specific errors happen.

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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
PSCU, Entel, VITAS, Mimecast, Barrett Steel, Butterfield Bank
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Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company5%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise28%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise58%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. Elastic APM and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 24 reviews while Elastic APM is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.4, while Elastic APM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Elastic APM writes "The best full stack observability compared to any other tool". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash, New Relic APM and AppDynamics, whereas Elastic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic Browser, AWS X-Ray and AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring. See our Datadog vs. Elastic APM report.

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