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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 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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Top Answer: The visibility that it provides is valuable. It is helping in being proactive around incident management. It is helping us to be able to get more visibility into our customers' applications so that we… 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.

LightStep analyzes 100% of unsampled transaction data from highly-distributed, large-scale production software to produce complete end-to-end traces and robust metrics that explain performance behaviors and accelerate root cause analysis. LightStep is backed by Sequoia, Redpoint, and Altimeter.

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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
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Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Educational Organization11%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
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Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise33%
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Large Enterprise54%
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Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 15 reviews while LightStep is ranked 49th in Application Performance Management (APM). Datadog is rated 8.6, while LightStep is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". On the other hand, Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, Azure Monitor and ELK Logstash, whereas LightStep is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, AWS X-Ray and Elastic APM.

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