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

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"The transaction tracking feature from IBM is the most important feature for us. It is something that provides a terrific value for us and our clients. It has a lot of data sources and agents that are collectors. It is also stable.""IBM Application Performance Management helped us increased our response time by 80% and cost 60% less.""Because we have partnerships with other partners, I can share a bit about what I've noticed with IBM APM compared to other vendor solutions. Specifically, with IBM, the visibility into detailed process information is more tangible. On the OS level, APM displays all processes (or the top 10 processes) that are consuming CPU or resident memory. This is the most important thing that is not always available with other vendors.""It's easy to use."

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Cons
"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error traceability is an area that can be improved.""The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances.""Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that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.""The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still missing the ability to automatically create incidents based on certain alerts."

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"Its web user interface is a little bit old in comparison to other solutions, such as New Relic, and it should be improved. Its scalability and technical support should also be improved. Currently, it is scalable, but only in a vertical way. They provide good technical support, but the initial steps for a new case can be improved to fasten the resolution process.""It's still missing some platforms. For example, if you look to applications itself, it is missing the interface.""With APM, we noticed that the agent can cause a lot of issues for the application, making the agent very unreliable. Many issues are happening, and we've had to discuss it with support to try and get a fix. It affects application availability, and sometimes actions fail because of the agent, degrading the performance of the application.""The demo that was provided to us is not working very well. At times, there are errors."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal.""The price is better than some competing products.""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.""Pricing seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for.""The cost is high and this can be justified if the scale of the environment is big.""My advice is to really keep an eye on your overage costs, as they can spiral really fast.""If you do your homework, you'll find that if you're really concerned with cost, it's good."

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"IBM APM is one of the cheaper products on the market, while everything necessary to get started is included in the license.""The licensing fees can be paid every six months or on a yearly basis."

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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: Datadog: Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure. Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who… more »
Top Answer: Because of our client focus, it is easy for us to sell. This is because it is easy to use and easy to set up.
Top Answer: The demo that was provided to us is not working very well. At times, there are errors. The trial version should be in good working order.
Top Answer: I am a consultant, and we provide products and technical services to other companies. IBM provided us with this solution for a demo. I am using this trial version to learn and explore the functions… 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.
The IBM Application Performance Management portfolio provides visibility, control and automation of your mission-critical applications. It helps pinpoint the root cause of application's issue more quickly and resolve the problem. The integrated capabilities cover the five key areas: discovery, end-use experience, transaction tracking, enterprise diagnostics and analytics. It also easily monitors applications to ensure optimal performance to extend your hybrid management environment capabilities, to measure the customer experience from multiple locations and to further eliminate blind spots in your application environment.
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Sample Customers
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
Mibtree, EatDrinkDeals.com, IT Performance Advisor
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company17%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise26%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. IBM Application Performance Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
540,984 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 23 reviews while IBM Application Performance Management is ranked 32nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.2, while IBM Application Performance Management is rated 6.8. 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 IBM Application Performance Management writes "Agent can be unreliable, but is able to display detailed process information at the OS level". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, ELK Logstash and Azure Monitor, whereas IBM Application Performance Management is most compared with IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic Browser and Splunk. See our Datadog vs. IBM Application Performance Management report.

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