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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Monitor vs. Datadog and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"We like this searchability and availability of the data.""The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.""Azure Monitor is very stable.""The solution is quite stable.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis.""Provides an overview and high-level information.""Azure Monitor is really just a source for Dynatrace. It's just collecting data and monitoring the environment and the infrastructure. It is fairly good at that.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use."

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"The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart.""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 works like the tools in New Relic or Grafana, or Elastic. It is easier to understand for software development teams.""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.""This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space.""I have found error reporting and log centralization the most valuable features. Overall, Datadog provides a full package solution.""The fact that everything is under a single pane of glass is really valuable, as developers don't have to spend their time copying correlation IDs across tools to find what they need.""The most valuable features are the dashboards and the reporting.""Its integration is most valuable because you can integrate it with various service providers such as AWS, .Net, etc."

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Cons
"When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.""The price could be lower but it is not a must.""Automation related to gathering metrics from more applications could be improved.""Lacks information including details related to where problems lie.""In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs.""The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.""The process of implementation needs to be easier.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now."

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"I think better access to their engineers when we have a problem could be better.""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.""Datadog does not have the feature where you can monitor external websites or check the SSL secure for websites.""While I like the ease of use, when compared with Tenable Nessus they could still improve their usability.""The setup was a bit complex.""The Log Explorer could be better. I don't think it has log manipulation as Splunk does.""The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still missing the ability to automatically create incidents based on certain alerts.""The error traceability is an area that can be improved."

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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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    Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
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    Provides an overview and high-level information.
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    If Azure Monitor wants to compete with other APM products in the industry, it has to stitch together the information and user flow. It also needs to provide all the information, as you get with Stock… 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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    The solution is sufficiently stable.
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    Overview

    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.

    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
    Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
    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 Company31%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise33%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews while Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 26 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 7.2, while Datadog is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Requires out of the box monitoring, real-time monitoring, and better network mapping". 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, New Relic APM, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and AppDynamics, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash, New Relic APM and Amazon CloudWatch. See our Azure Monitor vs. Datadog report.

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