We performed a comparison between Azure Monitor and Datadog based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Datadog finishes ahead of Azure Monitor. Users feel Datadog gives the best visibility, better integration, and helpful, timely support. The logs and error reporting are extremely useful to conduct analysis and root cause analysis. The setup, ease of use, and flexibility with dashboard creation and reporting are just some of the things that our users like best about Datadog.
"The most valuable feature is application monitoring."
"The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to receive in-depth information about applications. It can detect a lot of important information."
"The simplicity of the dashboard is very good."
"The stability of New Relic APM is very good."
"It does everything we wanted it to do."
"Working with the solution is very easy. It's user-friendly."
"The VPN is one of the solution's most valuable features for us."
"Azure Monitor is useful because of the useful application insights and telemetry, such as metrics and logs."
"The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use."
"Azure Monitor is very stable."
"One of the most useful aspects of this solution is the out-of-the-box functionality on all areas, especially on Application Insights, zero instrumentation, and artificial intelligence for event correlation."
"Data exporting is easy, and this tool works seamlessly with other solutions. It's a stable and low-priced solution."
"The most valuable features of Azure Monitor are the login analytics workspace and we can write any kind of custom queries in order to receive the data that is inserted into the login analytics workspace, diagnostic settings, et cetera."
"The feature that I found most valuable in Azure Monitor is its monitoring abilities. With Azure Monitor, you are able to monitor all of your cloud resources across multiple subscriptions in one dashboard and create solution-specific alerts that can trigger an email to the team responsible for that specific solution."
"Provides an overview and high-level information."
"The many dozens of integrations that the solution brings out of the box are excellent."
"Its integration is most valuable because you can integrate it with various service providers such as AWS, .Net, etc."
"The most valuable feature of Datadog is its logs."
"The infrastructure monitoring capabilities are really valuable. You can just log on and see everything that is happening within an IT environment."
"I have found some of the most valuable features to be the way things all come together that gives us a point of view that is useful. The panel is very beautiful and customizable."
"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 most valuable features of Datadog are the flexibility and additional features when compared to other solutions, such as AppDynamics and Dynatrace. Some of the features include AI and ML capabilities and cloud and analysis monitoring"
"Its integration definitely stands out. It provides seamless monitoring of all our systems, services, apps, and whatever else we secure and monitor. Visualizations have become simpler with dashboards. We are getting visibility into systems, services, and apps stack through a single pane of glass, which is good. We are able to put logs in context."
"It is very difficult to award the service level cycles at an endpoint level."
"It would be nice if there were pre-made dashboards."
"There has been some problem with the agent, and it is just not working well. It is not able to record information with the application server. They have been able to fix the issue, but it took quite a long time. This is the main issue in the APM products and also in New Relic. The mobile application monitoring has been pretty difficult to set up and also quite expensive. It should be a little bit easier and cheaper. Because it is pretty difficult and expensive, many customers don't take it."
"The older view is much better than the new view that they have. We'd like to go back to that previous version. The user interface just isn't as nice as it used to be."
"I haven't come across any features that are lacking."
"How granular I could go down at looking at certain data, especially related to the operations, is limited."
"The solution could improve by having more network monitoring features, such as for all the infrastructure."
"They should bring the pricing down to be more competitive."
"Azure Monitor could improve the visualization aspect and integrate better with other third-party services."
"In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs."
"This solution has fewer features than some of its competitors, so adding more features to it would make it better."
"Setting up this solution is complex. It's also missing the functionality of assigning alerts."
"They need to work with other cloud providers - not just Azure."
"Lacks information including details related to where problems lie."
"This solution could be improved with more out-of-the-box functionalities and artificial intelligence to complete event correlation."
"I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now."
"I think better access to their engineers when we have a problem could be better."
"While I like the ease of use, when compared with Tenable Nessus they could still improve their usability."
"We have recently had a number of issues with stability and delays on logging, monitoring, metric evaluation, and alerts."
"Datadog could improve the flexibility with AI and ML concepts. This will allow customers to be more leveraged towards publishing."
"Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion."
"The installation is easy for me. However, if you are new to this solution it might not be so easy."
"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."
"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."
New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.
Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.
Azure Monitor is ranked 7th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 10 reviews while Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 33 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.6, while Datadog is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Low-priced and stable tool for data export and visualization, but has very few features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". Azure Monitor is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, Google Stackdriver and AWS X-Ray, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, Elastic Security, Amazon CloudWatch and Elastic Observability. See our Azure Monitor vs. Datadog report.
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