Compare Datadog vs. Icinga

Datadog is ranked 6th in Network Monitoring Software with 10 reviews while Icinga is ranked 25th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.0, while Icinga is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "They have a good ecosystem for their integrations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Icinga writes "Very basic and causes additional issues which we have to work around". Datadog is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic APM, Zabbix and Google Stackdriver, whereas Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios Core, Centreon, Nagios XI and Meraki Dashboard. See our Datadog vs. Icinga report.
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Pros
This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space.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.

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This solution has a self-healing handler where if the service is down, it is automatically restarted.An affordable solution for small organizations to do basic network monitoring.

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Cons
Additional metrics should be included.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.

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One of the areas that are frustrating is remote monitoring for more than one machine.The solution lacks many features important to higher-level IT management and network support.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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This is an open-source solution with paid support.The product is inexpensive compared to other DBM products.

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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.Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.
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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'sPuppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Media Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company6%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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