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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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"With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use."

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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pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful.""The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances.""Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that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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"I think that Instana should improve the university and the certification process, so the users can find experts in Instana with their certification module process."

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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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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.
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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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Datadog is ranked 4th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews while Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 20th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. Datadog is rated 8.6, while Instana Dynamic APM is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Good graphing and dashboards, and it improves visibility for developers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Instana Dynamic APM writes "Easy to use, good interface and documentation, but the certification needs improvement". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, Azure Monitor and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, whereas Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic APM, New Relic Synthetics and Splunk.

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