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Mark
Real User
Site Reliability Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Dec 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Their interface is probably one of the easiest things to use because it lets non-developers and non-engineers quickly get access to metrics and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My current company didn't have very good monitoring in the past. We had been using basic CPU monitoring. We have been able to set very specific... more»

What needs improvement?

The way data is represented can be limiting. They have added their own little query language that you can use to manipulate things, so you can... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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... more»

What other advice do I have?

Give Datadog a try. It's the leader in this space. I have only used the AWS version of the product. They have a thing for the color purple, but... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Dec 30 2018

How has it helped my organization?

It provides more cloud data. They tend to just get the way a service would be designed on the cloud. Datadog can handle a server disappearing... more»

What needs improvement?

The only thing that they were missing that has throw us from the beginning (they are still missing it) is consistency in the APIs. There are a... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched when we started getting heavy into the cloud. We used to use ScienceLogic, New Relic, AppDynamics, Zabbix, etc. It was hodgepodge.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Check the APIs very carefully. Without fail, this is the single biggest complaint for automation and operations. It is not that it can't be... more»
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Brendan Buono
Real User
Software Engineer at Lovepop
Dec 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Its most valuable feature is the monitoring, such as all the custom metrics that Datadog imports from AWS. In addition, the specific monitoring... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It lets us react more quickly to things going wrong. Whereas before, it might have been 30 minutes to an hour before we noticed something going... more»

What needs improvement?

Some of their newer solutions are interesting, like their logging, but they are not fleshed out. They could use more metrics or synthetics,... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take the time to explore it and see all the metrics which are available. The metrics make the reporting better. Spend the time and learn the... more»
DusanJovanovic
Real User
Software Engineer at a media company with 51-200 employees
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

It is incredibly easy to do common monitoring actions: * Excellent autocomplete for everything in the UI. * Using tags... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has empowered all our platform engineers with a very powerful and easy to use monitoring system. Most of our... more»

What needs improvement?

* It would be nice to be able to graph metrics by excluding certain tags (like you can do in monitors). * It would also... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing seems reasonable. It depends on the size of your organization, the size of your infrastructure, and what... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously ran Graphite and Sensu ourselves. By moving to Datadog, we did not need to manage our own monitoring... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try it out and see if you like it.
Anonymous User
Real User
System Ninja at a philanthropy with 51-200 employees
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

It is a good one stop location where we keep all our data for our infrastructure, and it's also easier to navigate between different things.

How has it helped my organization?

We have a better grasp of what is occurring during the deployment cycle. If something fails, we have an idea what has failed, where it has failed, and how it failed to better... more»

What needs improvement?

We want to reduce having to go to different screens to obtain all the information. However, they are moving in the right direction from what we have noticed.

What other advice do I have?

Take advantage of Datadog's trial period, and really beat it up, then give them a call. We use the web service for this product.
Anonymous User
Real User
Director of Engineering at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Dec 27 2018

What is most valuable?

It's hosted. We don't have to do it, and they handle a large amount of data with backups and all of the other things that we no longer have to manage.

What needs improvement?

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, but overall we are happy with it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It costs the same amount it would if we were hosting it ourselves, so we are incredibly happy with the cost.

What other advice do I have?

Check out Datadog. It is awesome. The ingestion points are unlimited and support customization. We haven't had anything yet that we haven't been able to integrate with it. We have... more»
Enrique Yanez
Real User
Software Engineer at Sony Corporation of America
Dec 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is very easy to use. * It is easy to configure. * It has a nice UI. * Datadog provides everything that we need.

How has it helped my organization?

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 provides us insights on our calls... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Before Datadog, we had APM monitoring, which is something similar, but it wasn't as nice to use or as easy to configure.

What other advice do I have?

If you are monitoring the metrics and insights in your application, and need help monitoring, then this is a great application to look into. The app is always available. It has a... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Principal Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Dec 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to create dashboards and matrices with graphs. This information is useful to us.

How has it helped my organization?

We are working as an SMS segregator. Therefore, we send a lot of SMS message to customers. This product holds one of the most important dashboards for our traffic from each server... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like testing for data in the future. That would be really nice. Also, I would like some additional enhancement in the visuals.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a try. It is a good tool for creating statistics and analytics with data. Anyone who uses a large amount of data and want insights on the analytics of their data. They can... more»
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