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ControlUp vs. Datadog
July 2022
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"The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities.""The most valuable features in ControlUp are endpoint monitoring and the many features that are available.""Security, uptime, and reduced capital expenditures are the main reasons we use ControlUp. So basically, the money that we consume is based on the amount of time we are using a service.""Integration with Netscaler and Scoutbees can provide a proper end-to-end analysis of the user's experience and give us a real ROI."

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"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.""Because of our client focus, it is easy for us to sell. This is because it is easy to use and easy to set up.""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.""The most valuable feature of Datadog is its logs.""I have found error reporting and log centralization the most valuable features. Overall, Datadog provides a full package solution.""The dashboards and the performance of the software have been great.""The infrastructure monitoring capabilities are really valuable. You can just log on and see everything that is happening within an IT environment.""The interface and the integrations make it so easy to connect to the cloud or to the on-premise environment."

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"Integration is always a problem, and we feel that we are doing our best and the service provider thinks they are doing their best. I guess if ControlUp's system could be more capable or if people could understand the integration part, that would be better.""We'd like to see the mobile app working again so that we can get alerts 24/7. This is especially useful for the person on call.""Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that you like, it is difficult to share this with colleagues.""ControlUp could improve the integration. Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop monitoring has better integration."

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"Datadog has a lot of features kind of cramped into one dashboard. It's quite hard to get around what feature does exactly what. There was a steep learning curve, trying to navigate through menus.""In the past two years, there have been a couple of outages.""While I like the ease of use, when compared with Tenable Nessus they could still improve their usability.""The error traceability is an area that can be improved.""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.""The Log Explorer could be better. I don't think it has log manipulation as Splunk does.""All solutions have some area to improve, and in Datadog they can improve their overall technology moving forward."

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  • "We are satisfied with the price compared to other solutions."
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities.
    Top Answer:I have found ControlUP to be more than competitive in terms of value.
    Top Answer:Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that you like, it is difficult to share this with colleagues. Being able to send a… more »
    Top Answer:There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems, the scope of implementation). Our goal was to consolidate APM and infra… more »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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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    Overview

    ControlUp is a digital experience monitoring management platform that makes it possible for IT teams to deliver a work-from-anywhere experience for employees. The solution makes fixing and preventing issues easy, enabling IT teams to make smarter decisions. It also provides monitoring performance, availability, and useful productivity metrics.

    The ControlUp platform supports:

    • Any digital workstyle
    • Physical endpoints
    • Virtual desktops
    • Apps
    • SaaS
    • Web apps
    • Unified communications tools

    ControlUp Features

    ControlUp has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Out-of-the-box device and performance metrics
    • Custom metric and device data collection
    • Non-intrusive, secure agents with offline mode
    • Custom reporting
    • Easy-to-use dashboards
    • Scalable SaaS infrastructure
    • Built-in troubleshooting & remediation actions
    • Remote assist
    • Custom script actions
    • Multiple scripting languages
    • Automation and alerting

    ControlUp Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ControlUp. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Wide range of platform options: ControlUp offers multiple platform options including Windows, macOS, Linux, and IGE, independent of device location.
    • Powerful analytics: With ControlUp, you can analyze across your entire infrastructure or you can collect detailed individual device performance.
    • Optimizes performance: The solution enables you to remediate issues and optimize performance with its support of both manual and automated actions.
    • Minimize user downtime: ControlUp helps you catch common issues that lead to workflow interruptions. Self-correcting capabilities and comprehensive early-warning systems address issues before they impact employee productivity.
    • Resolve issues faster: The solution enables you to spend less time on support calls and more time driving value via its real-time troubleshooting and remediation solutions.
    • Increased visibility of remote environments: Gain real-time visibility across your entire network and find new ways to deliver the best end-user experience possible.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the ControlUp solution.

    A Chair, IEEE Consumer Technology Society - Dallas,Texas, USA at a non-profit says, “In terms of the public cloud, ControlUp's features make us feel very secure. Security, uptime, and reduced capital expenditures are the main reasons we use ControlUp. So basically, the money that we consume is based on the amount of time we are using a service. ControlUp offers a return-on-investment type of approach that helps us.”

    A VP Virtualisation and Citrix Engineer at BlackRock mentions, “Solve is quickly becoming one of the most-used features. Its interface allows us to connect to all 54,000 monitored endpoints in real-time. The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities. Combined with the triggers, we have been growing their usage to fix things before they become an issue. Lastly, the controller view allows us to compare the configurations of settings side-by-side which is extremely helpful when tracking down the RCA of an issue.”

    A Senior Citrix Remote Access Engineer at Rabobank comments, “The high-level view of the estate coupled with powerful administration tools has been great. We can see real-time performance and trends and can create triggers for common issues with associated scripts that can automate a lot of the previous manual remediation steps.”

    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
    B/E Aerospace, North Carolina SECU, Vancouver Island Health Authority, University of Florida
    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 Company18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Security Firm9%
    Real Estate/Law Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    ControlUp vs. Datadog
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp vs. Datadog and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ControlUp is ranked 19th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 4 reviews while Datadog is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 33 reviews. ControlUp is rated 9.6, while Datadog is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ControlUp writes "Makes us leaner through automation and optimization of processes ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". ControlUp is most compared with eG Enterprise, Goliath Performance Monitor, vRealize Network Insight, Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and Nagios XI, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic APM, Azure Monitor, Splunk and Elastic Security. See our ControlUp vs. Datadog report.

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