"The solution has made it easier for us to trace the problems that we have with our requests and to monitor the timing of each step in each request we do in our endpoints."
"Having a clear view, not only of our infrastructure but our apps and services as well, has brought a great added value to our customers."
"Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system."
"This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space."
"Its logs are most valuable."
"The application performance monitoring is pretty good."
"Datadog has given us near-live visibility across our entire cloud platform."
"We find they have a very helpful alert system."
"The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart."
"The user interface is sometimes kind of confusing to understand. It's not very user-friendly."
"The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances."
"The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still missing the ability to automatically create incidents based on certain alerts."
"Datadog lacks a deeper application-level insight. Their competitors had eclipsed them in offering ET functionality that was important to us. That's why we stopped using it and switched to New Relic. Datadog's price is also high."
"I think better access to their engineers when we have a problem could be better."
"The error traceability is an area that can be improved."
"We have recently had a number of issues with stability and delays on logging, monitoring, metric evaluation, and alerts."
"Once agents are connected to the Datadog portal, we should be able to upgrade them quickly."
"Could be a little more user friendly."
AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. X-Ray provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components. You can use X-Ray to analyze both applications in development and in production, from simple three-tier applications to complex microservices applications consisting of thousands of services.
AWS X-Ray is ranked 28th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 26 reviews. AWS X-Ray is rated 7.0, while Datadog is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AWS X-Ray writes "Scalable and good for tracing problems, but hard to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". AWS X-Ray is most compared with New Relic APM, Google Stackdriver, Elastic APM, Azure Monitor and Dynatrace, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash, New Relic APM and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront.
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