Datadog Room for Improvement

Site Reliability Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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 graph and relate two different metrics together. This is relatively new this year. When I first tried it out a long time ago, you could graph a metric and another metric, and they'd overlay, but you couldn't take the ratio between the two. However, it looks like this is the direction that they're going, and that's a good direction. I think they should continue adding things that way. I like being able to put the formulas in myself. I don't want the average. I want a rolling average over three minutes, not five minutes. They're getting better at letting the user customize this. View full review »
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
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 couple of guys on the automation side who complain rightfully over how hard it is because every new feature which comes out has a new way of interfacing with the API. This was our big, red flag in the beginning, but given the price and other features, it wasn't enough for us to discount. We said "That we would live with this one red flag", but it is still a red flag. Stability of the product has been a concern for us outside of the primary monitoring agents. It does not have the best interface. View full review »
Brendan Buono
Software Engineer at Lovepop
Some of their newer solutions are interesting, like their logging, but they are not fleshed out. They could use more metrics or synthetics, which would be really helpful. 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. View full review »
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Software Engineer at a media company with 51-200 employees
* It would be nice to be able to graph metrics by excluding certain tags (like you can do in monitors). * It would also be nice if we had more insight into our own usage of Datadog (agents and custom metrics). They provide a usage page which does help, but it is not in real-time. * It would be great if usage metrics were automatically created and we could create custom metrics, instead we ended up building some of our own stuff to track and alert on our own usage. View full review »
System Ninja at a philanthropy with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Director of Engineering at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
Principal Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
I would like testing for data in the future. That would be really nice. Also, I would like some additional enhancement in the visuals. View full review »
Aaron Singh
DevOps Engineer at Spark New Zealand
The product could do better with its notifications. I want more technical support than conferences because technical support helps with setting up the product much easier. View full review »
Jaakko Ritvanen
Software Developer at OP Financial Group
Datadog could be faster. View full review »
Yun Sung Eun
Software Developer at AhnLab, Inc.
The on-premise version is very difficult to upgrade. View full review »
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