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Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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"It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue.""Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc.""Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment.""Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."

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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 most valuable feature is the flexible discovery mechanism.""They have also accommodated many state-of-the-art technologies like Docker and ZooKeeper.""The product offers good documentation that helps with initial training."

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"When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions.""There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way.""Their pricing model needs improvement.""In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial."

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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.""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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"The inclusion of a feature to show a graphical view of the network would be a helpful improvement.""There is room for improvement with the administrative part. They introduced Control Center to manage things in Zenoss 5. The services that Zenoss provides remained the same, but the administrative part, since they introduced Docker, etc., has become a little complex""It would be ideal if the product offered sound alerts."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing model could be improved. We love that you can use it for free for looking at NetApp products. You only need licenses to look at non-NetApp products, but as soon as you do that, you start utilizing licenses that actually would have been free in the public. So, there is a bit of an anomaly in the licensing model.""Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an understanding of that is the biggest thing."

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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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"It is very cost-effective compared to the tools I worked with in the past. The company is gaining a lot with respect to the cost factor. It provides agentless monitoring and in a very cheap way."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time… more »
Top Answer: Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an… more »
Top Answer: As I went through learning the querying, it could have been a little more intuitive. I'm still fresh into the system. In… more »
Top Answer: There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems… more »
Top Answer: Datadog: Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure. Datadog is the leading service for… more »
Top Answer: The application performance monitoring is pretty good.
Top Answer: In my experience, I worked with many monitoring software, but the one that gave me the most functionalities of a… more »
Top Answer: The product offers good documentation that helps with initial training.
Top Answer: The product offers both a community and enterprise-level version. I've deployed both.
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NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers.

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.

Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) is a hybrid IT monitoring platform that allows enterprise companies to monitor everything, including compute, storage, network, converged infrastructure, applications and unified communications systems. Zenoss customers gain IT performance and risk insights into their unique IT ecosystems through real-time analytics that adapt to today's constantly changing data centers and cloud infrastructures, enabling them to eliminate disruptions and accelerate business outcomes.

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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
2degrees, Rackspace, State of North Dakota, El Paso Independent School District, NWN Corporation
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company18%
Government4%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company6%
Media Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise51%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
523,742 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Datadog is ranked 2nd in Network Monitoring Software with 19 reviews while Zenoss Service Dynamics is ranked 21st in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.4, while Zenoss Service Dynamics is rated 9.4. 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 Zenoss Service Dynamics writes "Good user experience with an easy initial setup and good documentation". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, ELK Logstash and Azure Monitor, whereas Zenoss Service Dynamics is most compared with Zabbix, SCOM, SolarWinds NPM, Splunk and OpsRamp. See our Datadog vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics report.

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