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AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog
May 2022
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"I like Business iQ the most, so far. It has great analytics configurations and I can get real-time updates. We have eCommerce releases every week. So the one use case that I use Business iQ is to compare before and after release performance using AppDynamics.""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.""This solution gives us quite good insights that we might otherwise overlook, or it might take a really long time to debug those issues."

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"Most of the features in the way Datadog does monitoring are commendable and that is the reason we choose it. We did some comparisons before picking Datadog. Datadog was recommended based on the features provided.""The ability to send notifications based on metadata from the monitor is helpful.""The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure.""The visibility that it provides is valuable. It is helping in being proactive around incident management. It is helping us to be able to get more visibility into our customers' applications so that we can assist them at the application layer. We also provide them the infrastructure from an AWS standpoint. We are able to make sure that our customers are aware of certain critical things around the analytical piece of either the network or the application. We're able to call customers before they even know about the issue. From there, we can start putting together some change management processes and help them a bit.""The infrastructure monitoring capabilities are really valuable. You can just log on and see everything that is happening within an IT environment.""We find they have a very helpful alert system.""They have a very good foundation in capturing metrics, logs, and traces. It's a very nice tool for that and it allows you to apply these monitoring tools in almost any technology.""Its logs are most valuable."

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"I would like the ability to choose from some pre-defined dashboards and reports because as it is now, you have to define them separately for each implementation.""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 one thing that I find it difficult in using AppDynamics is, for any new user, it's not easy for him or her to configure the transactions in AppDynamics because the UI is pretty complex. The configuration is pretty complex for a new, fresh user. They can make the UI simpler, that'll be very helpful for anyone to configure their website in AppDynamics."

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"It could use some additional features when working with metrics like Grafana or like New Relic has. Datadog does not use library technologies like Dynatrace does. Datadog has machine learning too, but it does not have this option in all layers of monitoring like infrastructure service process in applications.""In the past two years, there have been a couple of outages.""It can have an artificial intelligence component. Even though I can seamlessly look at end-to-end security, it would be better to have alerts and notifications powered by an AI engine. I am not sure if they have an AI component. We have not reached out to them or looked at it, but this is something that I keep on talking about within our company in terms of features. Such a feature would be good to have, and it would further optimize my Security Ops team's abilities.""I'd like to see better pricing and more integration in the next release.""Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion.""Their security features could be improved. We looked at their Security Monitoring feature but it was early in its development. Datadog are just getting into the security space so I'm sure this will improve in the future.""The error traceability is an area that can be improved.""Datadog does not have the feature where you can monitor external websites or check the SSL secure for websites."

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  • "My understanding is that the price of this solution is quite high, compared to other products."
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  • "It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal."
  • "Pricing is somewhat affordable compared to other solutions but in order to really lower the costs of other products you need to plan very carefully your resources usage, otherwise, it can get expensive real quick."
  • "It is easy to run up a large bill, so become familiar with the cost of each piece of your bill and use the metrics they supply to estimate and monitor your bill."
  • "Pricing seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for."
  • "The cost is high and this can be justified if the scale of the environment is big."
  • "My advice is to really keep an eye on your overage costs, as they can spiral really fast."
  • "If you do your homework, you'll find that if you're really concerned with cost, it's good."
  • "It has a module-based pricing model."
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    Overview

    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 monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
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    Sample Customers
    Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, Expedia
    Adobe, Samsung, facebook, HP Cloud Services, Electronic Arts, salesforce, Stanford University, CiTRIX, Chef, zendesk, Hearst Magazines, Spotify, mercardo libre, Slashdot, Ziff Davis, PBS, MLS, The Motley Fool, Politico, Barneby's
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    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm6%
    Transportation Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company5%
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    598,634 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AppDynamics Server Monitoring is ranked 30th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews while Datadog is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 30 reviews. AppDynamics Server Monitoring is rated 8.0, while Datadog is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Server Monitoring writes "Predictive notifications are on target but there should be better regional support". 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 Moogsoft, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM, Azure Monitor and Splunk. See our AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. Datadog report.

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