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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"The user interface is sometimes kind of confusing to understand. It's not very user-friendly."

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"The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances.""The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still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."

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  • "It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal."
  • "The price is better than some competing products."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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.
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    I don't have any information in regards to licensing. I'm not on the DevOps team and typically they are the ones that handle it. It's not an aspect of the solution I'm familiar with.
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    The user interface is sometimes kind of confusing to understand. It's not very user-friendly. They should work to improve this aspect of the product. It should be easier to navigate. While the… more »
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    With Datadog, we have near-live visibility across our entire platform. We have seen APM metrics impacted several times lately using the dashboards we have created with Datadog; they are very good core… more »
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Datadog or Dynatrace network monitoring software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Dynatrace. Dynatrace offers network… more »
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    Sometimes it's more user friendly for development teams. There are some parts of Datadog that are more understandable for development teams. For example, the APM in Datadog works more manually and… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    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
    COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
    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
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Media Company15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Media Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company5%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    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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