2018-12-04T07:57:00Z

What needs improvement with Datadog?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Datadog.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 10Real User

Additional metrics should be included. Better integration with other solutions is needed.

2020-05-18T07:50:13Z
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Real User

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

2018-12-11T08:30:00Z
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Vendor

The on-premise version is very difficult to upgrade.

2018-12-09T08:34:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-12-04T07:57:00Z
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