Compare Datadog vs. Zabbix

Datadog is ranked 7th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 9 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 8 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.0, while Zabbix is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "They have a good ecosystem for their integrations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Reasonable network monitoring which works okay if you don't mind the glitches". Datadog is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace and New Relic APM, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Centreon, Splunk and Icinga. See our Datadog vs. Zabbix report.
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Pros
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.It has a nice UI.

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We detect problems before the customer does and before it actually happens using the predictive functions in Zabbix.Simple network monitoring that is easy to install and manage.Zabbix can use old data to current data to set the threshold. We can use previous data to set the threshold.We use it to monitor and manage our servers.

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Cons
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.I would like testing for data in the future.

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I would like to see a more flexible mobile client, and better HA out of the box.The product delivers false positives during reporting because of flapping. Other reasonably priced alternatives may have better performance.I want Zabbix to improve the UX/UI. Zabbix doesn't use a JavaScript chart for images, and I want them to improve this.

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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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It is free, which allows us to reduce costs.

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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.

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

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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'sBodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider25%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer13%
Philanthropy13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
Retailer7%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise60%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise62%
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