Datadog Other Solutions Considered

Mark
Site Reliability Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
My company now is pretty good at looking at alternatives. Also, I evaluated alternative solutions at my last company. There are some other competitors. For example, I know one of them started doing metrics and their licensing is very cheap because the metric size is very small and it's per megabyte. They charge you per storage, and it's very small. However, the interface and integrations aren't there. and there are some other competitors, The other thing is granularity. Datadog gives you one second granularity for a year. Whereas, some of the competitors would roll up, so after about a week you don't have one second, you have five seconds. Then, after a month, you don't have five seconds, you have a minute. So, you start to lose the granularity, whether it be that it averages it or maxes it, you start to lose the ability to see incidents historically, which is super valuable. If we have an incident, which we think we've seen this before, and want to look back historically, we can zoom right in and see in the database where it peaked. View full review »
Brendan Buono
Software Engineer at Lovepop
We looked into self-hosting something, like Prometheus. We also evaluated New Relic. We chose Datadog for its ease of use in getting set up and what they offered us. View full review »
SystemNia893
System Ninja at a philanthropy with 51-200 employees
We did evaluate other vendors. We chose Datadog because we were looking for an all-in-one package. They also do log caching and integrate with other systems well. View full review »
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Director9da2
Director of Engineering at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We did look at several vendors. What it came down to is we did not want to manage the metric services ourselves anymore, and Datadog matched what it cost for us to host it ourselves. View full review »
Enrique Yanez
Software Engineer at Sony Corporation of America
I did not participate in the evaluation of the other products. View full review »
Santhosh Batchu
Cloud Architect at a tech services company
My client is currently evaluating several monitoring tools including Datadog, Dynatrace, and AppDynamics. Compared to Dynatrace, Datadog has some room for improvement. View full review »
Aaron Singh
DevOps Engineer at Spark New Zealand
We chose Datadog over the other products that we evaluated because it had better features: notifications, alerting, and metric capture. Also, Datadog had the skill sets that we wanted at the time. View full review »
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