"The ability to send notifications based on metadata from the monitor is helpful."
"The most valuable features are the dashboards and the reporting."
"Datadog's ability to group and visualize the servers and the data makes it relatively easy for the root cause analysis."
"I have found error reporting and log centralization the most valuable features. Overall, Datadog provides a full package solution."
"Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system."
"The solution is sufficiently stable."
"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."
"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."
"The solution allows us to dig deep into data."
"For full stack observability, Elastic is the best tool compared with any other tool ."
"We use AppDynamics and Elastic. The reason why we're using Elastic APM is because of the license count. It's very favorable compared to AppDynamics. It's inexpensive; it's economical."
"The price is very less expensive compared to the other solutions."
"Datadog does not have the feature where you can monitor external websites or check the SSL secure for websites."
"More pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful."
"Its pricing model can be improved. Its settings should be improved for a better understanding of billing. They should also provide some alerts when there is an increase in the usage. For example, if there is 20% more increase from one week to another, the customer should get an alert."
"The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances."
"Additional metrics should be included."
"I'd like to see better pricing and more integration in the next release."
"The Log Explorer could be better. I don't think it has log manipulation as Splunk does."
"It would be ideal if the product offered a bit more monitoring from our dashboard."
"The solution needs to use more AI. Once the product onboards AI, users would more effectively be able to track endpoints for specific messages."
"The auto-discovery isn't nearly as good. That's a big portion of it. When you drop the agent onto the JVM and you're trying to figure things out, having to go through and manually do all that is cumbersome."
"Elastic APM's visualization is not that great compared to other tools. It's number of metrics is very low."
"The solution would be better if it was capable of more automation, especially in a monitoring capacity or for the response to abnormalities."
Elastic APM is an application performance monitoring system built on the Elastic Stack. It allows you to monitor software services and applications in real time — collect detailed performance information on response time for incoming requests, database queries, calls to caches, external HTTP requests, and more. This makes it easy to pinpoint and fix performance problems quickly.
Elastic APM also automatically collects unhandled errors and exceptions. Errors are grouped based primarily on the stacktrace, so you can identify new errors as they appear and keep an eye on how many times specific errors happen.
Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 26 reviews while Elastic APM is ranked 14th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.4, while Elastic APM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Elastic APM writes "The best full stack observability compared to any other tool". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash, New Relic APM and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, whereas Elastic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic Browser, AWS X-Ray and AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring. See our Datadog vs. Elastic APM report.
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