We performed a comparison between AppDynamics Server Monitoring and Datadog based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Setting up the monitoring agents was straightforward."
"What I like most about AppDynamics Server Monitoring is that it's easy to manipulate and easy to implement. All solutions have the same features, but what sets AppDynamics Server Monitoring apart is that it's really quick to implement. AppDynamics Server Monitoring has a great interface. As a developer, it doesn't matter whether it's SolarWinds, Dynatrace, or any APM you're using, but it would matter to the customer. A product must be easy to manipulate or use, for example, AppDynamics Server Monitoring, for the customer, but for developers like my team, there's no pressure, even if a solution requires coding."
"The auto-discovery of the logs is the most valuable feature. It requires minimal configuration, we just need to set up on once and it automatically detects through the code."
"The event alerting feature or the trigger system is what I like most about AppDynamics Server Monitoring. Whenever an issue occurs, the tool automatically generates an even trigger that tells engineers in the company to take action, so it's an essential feature of AppDynamics Server Monitoring. Another valuable feature of the tool is end-to-end monitoring, which means if you need to debug, you can go transaction by transaction, where the issue lies, and how it's linked. For example, if it's a low-performance issue, you can look into it more through AppDynamics Server Monitoring in terms of which area takes too much time to execute. You can also see the SQL queries and the kind of query going on through the tool."
"The solution offers great visibility that allows you to track where errors originated."
"For us to have visibility into our app stack and the hardware we run has been highly beneficial."
"The most valuable aspects of the product include the APM and profiler."
"This spectrum of solutions has allowed us to track down bugs faster and more rapidly, which allows us to limit revenue lost during downtime."
"Datadog is constantly adding new features."
"The interface and the integrations make it so easy to connect to the cloud or to the on-premise environment."
"The Datadog suite has allowed us to easily integrate log collection into all of our services and quickly detect unexpected changes in system data to declare security incidents."
"Datadog has made it much easier to have a central place for people to look for logs and made it much easier to notify them of any elevated error rates or failures."
"Datadog has a lot of features to be able to drill down deep into the swath of logs that our platforms generate."
"AppDynamics Server Monitoring has room for improvement in terms of pricing. If the price could be cheaper, it would be great for both the customer and the integrator. What I'd like to see in the next release of AppDynamics Server Monitoring is a better dashboard for the customer. The dashboard should be more interactive."
"An area for improvement in AppDynamics Server Monitoring is integration; in particular, it needs a better way to integrate with custom applications such as Siebel CRM. Right now, it's challenging to integrate AppDynamics Server Monitoring with Siebel CRM because it sometimes gives an error and cannot integrate properly."
"Things are being done differently in the industry now, and many of these problems are being solved with cloud databases."
"In the next release, I would like to see the configuration of the data and more support for new applications. It should support new languages."
"The solution could be more mobile friendly."
"We'd like Datadog to make the log storage cheaper."
"Datadog could make their use cases more visible either through their docs or tutorial videos."
"When it comes to storing the logs with Datadog, I'm not sure why it costs so much to store gigabytes or terabytes of information when it's a fraction of the cost to do so myself."
"ECS could be improved by including more tutorials for beginners to reduce the barriers to entry."
"I've found that the documentation is lacking in certain regards."
"Datadog could improve the flexibility with AI and ML concepts. This will allow customers to be more leveraged towards publishing."
"I often have issues with the UI in my browser."
"One area where I was really looking for improvement was the CSPM product line. I had really wanted to have team-level visibility for findings, since the team managing the resources has much more context and ability to resolve the issue, as the service owner. However, this has been added to the announcement in a recent keynote."
Application-centric server monitoring in context of your business transactions to proactively isolate and resolve application performance issues faster with actionable, correlated application-server metrics.
Datadog is a cloud monitoring solution that is designed to assist administrators, IT teams, and other members of an organization who are charged with keeping a close eye on their networks. Administrators can use Datadog to set real-time alerts and schedule automated report generation. They can deal with issues as they arise and keep up to date with the overall health of their network while still being able to focus on other tasks. Users can also track the historical performance of their networks and ensure that they operate at the highest possible level.
Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by deploying Datadog include:
Reviews from Real Users
Datadog is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. It can offer organizations many advantages. Two major advantages are the dashboards that users can create and the monitoring capability that it gives system administrators.
A senior manager in charge of site reliability engineering at Extra Space Storage writes, “The dashboards we created are core indicators of the health of our system, and it is one of the most reliable sources we have turned to, especially as we have seen APM metrics impacted several times lately. We can usually rely on logs to tell us what the apps are doing.”
Housecall Pro’s senior director of DevOps writes, “We value the monitoring capability since it allows us to be pushed alerts, rather than having to observe graphs continually.”
AppDynamics Server Monitoring is ranked 46th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while Datadog is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 101 reviews. AppDynamics Server Monitoring is rated 7.8, while Datadog is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Server Monitoring writes "Has a straightforward setup, with good alerting and triggering features; technical support was responsive and knowledgeable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". AppDynamics Server Monitoring is most compared with Zabbix, ITRS Geneos, vRealize Network Insight, PRTG Network Monitor and Cisco Intersight, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM, Azure Monitor, Amazon CloudWatch and Logz.io. See our AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog report.
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