"Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system."
"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."
"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 interface and the integrations make it so easy to connect to the cloud or to the on-premise environment."
"The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure."
"This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space."
"The most valuable features are the dashboards and the reporting."
"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."
"The overall capabilities are the most valuable."
"With Instana, the interface and the UI are very simple to use."
"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."
"Additional metrics should be included."
"The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances."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 error traceability is an area that can be improved."
"The setup was a bit complex."
"Datadog does not have the feature where you can monitor external websites or check the SSL secure for websites."
"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 that Instana should improve the university and the certification process, so the users can find experts in Instana with their certification module process."
"The configuration of Instana Dynamic APM needs improvement because it requires quite a bit of work."
Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform, powered by automated Application Performance Monitoring, discovers and maps all services, infrastructure, and their inter-dependencies automatically. Instana ingests all observability metrics, traces each request, profiles every process, and updates application dependency maps in real-time to deliver the context and actionable feedback needed by Dev+Ops to optimize application performance, enable innovation, and mitigate risk to help them add value and efficiency to the pipeline. Learn more at https://instana.com.
Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 26 reviews while Instana Dynamic APM is ranked 38th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.4, while Instana Dynamic APM is rated 6.6. 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 Instana Dynamic APM writes "Good Capabilities but the configuration and installation could be simplified". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, ELK Logstash, Splunk, New Relic APM and Azure Monitor, whereas Instana Dynamic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic APM, Elastic APM and New Relic Synthetics. See our Datadog vs. Instana Dynamic APM report.
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