2018-12-04T07:57:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Datadog?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Datadog, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space. My advice to anybody who is researching this solution is to consider it within the top three. That said, there are some features and metrics that are available in other products, such as Dynatrace, that are not available in Datadog. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-05-18T07:50:13Z
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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 done. Just make sure that you have the technical expertise to work around it. We use a mixture of both AWS and on-premise. There are actually three scenarios: * Some of our customers purchase it for AWS. * Some of them were accounts that we set up directly on Datadog for our customers. * In some cases, customers already have a relationship with Datadog. Those are the three scenarios. Some have a mixture of scenarios due to regulatory reasons.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 metrics. The things that they can send and give you are good. Learn how to aggregate them and how to write more complex queries, which they do a good job of showing how to do, but I found that newer people don't do this. They just try to use the baseline set of features. Doing the more complex stuff adds significant value. We have PagerDuty integrated with it, as well as all of AWS. Those are the big ones we have running through it. It integrates well. It essentially replaces CloudWatch, so we can just use Datadog, which is nice. The biggest thing that they provide is putting everything in one spot. I have just used the AWS version.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

Try out some of the other products in comparison. This is a good product if you are looking for notifications and custom metrics. We have always used the cloud version of this product. This product also integrates with Slack and PagerDuty.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 clean UI and provides the metrics that you will need. It is a good product. Right now, we only using it on this one application.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

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 only used the SaaS offering, but not AWS nor on-premise.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

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 just dump into the tool, and it will do all the heavy lifting.

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Real User

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 it is all good.

2018-12-04T07:57:00Z
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