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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Datadog is its logs.""The ability to send notifications based on metadata from the monitor is helpful.""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.""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 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 interface and the integrations make it so easy to connect to the cloud or to the on-premise environment.""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.""Datadog has given us near-live visibility across our entire cloud platform."

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"The most valuable feature is application performance monitoring.""The most useful feature of this solution is tracking. When the application's traffic has been monitored it is taken from that particular application and analyzed. It is then given a live session of that particular user. For example, if you are using your bank application to do some kind of transaction, everything that you do can be tracked by that application.""Very easy to implement.""The reporting feature is good for us.""The technical support is good at resolving issues."

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Cons
"Once agents are connected to the Datadog portal, we should be able to upgrade them quickly.""While I like the ease of use, when compared with Tenable Nessus they could still improve their usability.""It would be ideal if the product offered a bit more monitoring from our dashboard.""We have recently had a number of issues with stability and delays on logging, monitoring, metric evaluation, and alerts.""It can have a more modernized pricing mechanism. We're actually working with them to figure out how to become more modular and have a better and more modernized pricing mechanism. The issue with Datadog is that you have to buy the whole suite of different products, and you kind of get stuck in the old utilization of 40% of their suite. Most organizations today break down between application development, networking, and security. Therefore, there should be a way to break down different modules into just app dev, infosec, networking, etc. Customers have various needs across their business lines, and sometimes, they're just not willing to have tools that they're not using 100%. AppDynamics is probably a little bit better in terms of being modular.""Additional metrics should be included.""The Log Explorer could be better. I don't think it has log manipulation as Splunk does.""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."

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"This technology is considered to be older.""When we want to monitor our encrypted traffic, this product doesn't work because our cipher is not supported.""We would like to see support for non-Windows environments.""Everybody is moving away from traffic and installing agents on the application to do the job, but Micro Focus is using traditional ways to collect the traffic. They should change their architecture completely.""Some issues with login errors."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price is approximately €30,000 ($35,500 USD) for the enterprise edition."
  • "If I compare with other vendors, other vendors are more expensive"
  • "Not expensive."
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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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    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… more »
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    There have been some issues with customers implementing this solution and with login errors, which could be areas for improvement.
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus RUM, HPE RUM, MF RUM
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    Overview
    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.

    Real User Monitoring (RUM) an End user monitoring that gives you visibility into user behavior for fast, targeted problem resolution. It monitors the performance and availability of business-critical application services for all users at all locations all the time. It automatically discovers underlying infrastructure and classifies user actions - giving you instant visibility into session and whole service health over web, cloud, and mobile user experience. It allows you to trace user experience across tiers, capture live sessions, see where customers clicked, measure response times, and see pages that caused problems. And you can easily capture and replay user sessions to create test scripts that reflect real user behavior. All this data gives you new ability to analyze which application transactions your users are performing and what application response they are experiencing. RUM currently supports over 20 application protocols and applications such as SAP, Citrix, and native mobile application monitoring on Android.

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    Sample Customers
    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
    Avea, Maccabi Healthcare Services, TEB
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Datadog is ranked 2nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 26 reviews while Micro Focus Real User Monitor is ranked 27th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 5 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.4, while Micro Focus Real User Monitor is rated 6.2. 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 Micro Focus Real User Monitor writes "An expensive product with an old design that needs to be more lightweight". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash, New Relic APM and Azure Monitor, whereas Micro Focus Real User Monitor is most compared with AppDynamics, Dynatrace, Google Stackdriver, Azure Monitor and Nudge APM. See our Datadog vs. Micro Focus Real User Monitor report.

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