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We performed a comparison between Datadog and Sentry based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Performance Management (APM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The ability to easily drill down into log queries quickly and efficiently has helped us to resolve several critical incidents.""We have found that we're able to get in and out of troubleshooting issues much more rapidly, which in turn, of course, enables us to spend more time on our products.""It is easy to implement and scale applications with standardized visibility, monitoring and alerting""The flexibility to create notebooks and dashboards and fully customize them gives us a lot of power to track the exact services and endpoints we are working on.""I like the amount of tooling and the number of solutions they sold with their monitoring. Datadog was highly intuitive to use.""The management of SLOs and their related burn-rate monitors have allowed us to onboard teams to on-call fast.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the APM.""It is easy to navigate the menu and create tests."

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"The most valuable feature we have found with Sentry is the security that it provides.""Great for capturing application performance metrics and error logs.""It's a great visibility tool for the developer team.""The stability is very good for Sentry and in general works well.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create and assign rules and give access to particular users.""The solution is user-friendly.""Sentry is more accurate than some other tools such as Datadog because it has more integration with Slack, GitLab, Jira, or other ticketing tools."

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"Delta traces on the Golang profiler are extremely expensive concerning memory utilization.""Federated views for Datadog dashboards are critical as large companies utilize multiple instances of the product and cannot link the metrics or correlate the metrics together. This stunts the usage of Datadog.""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 sheer amount of products that are included can be overwhelming.""I found the solution to be stable, I did not experience any bugs or glitches. However, some of the managing team did.""The logging could be improved in the future.""Alerting timing should be improved to be more fine-tuned and exact.""The ease of implementation needs improvement."

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"The log centralization and analysis could be improved in Sentry.""We cannot restrict particular columns on particular data. It would be helpful if that feature was improved.""Lacks user metric tracking and the ability to create more dashboards.""The settings for an administrator are complex.""The price could be lowered.""I would like to have alert policies and alert conditions enhanced in the next release.""I would like to see a role registration feature added."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It has a module-based pricing model."
  • "I am not satisfied with its licensing. Its payment is based on the exported data, and there was an explosion of the data for three or four weeks. My customer was not alerted, and there was no way for them to see that there has been an explosion of data. They got a big invoice for one or two months. The pricing model of Datadog is based on the data. The customer was quite surprised about not being alerted about this explosion of data. They should provide some kind of alert when there is an increase in usage."
  • "Datadog does not provide any free plans to use the solution. When I start with a proof of concept it would be sensible to have a free plan to test the tool and check whether it fits the requirements of the project. Before the production stage, it is always good to have a free plan with some limited features, number of requests, or logs."
  • "They prefer monthly subscriptions."
  • "Our licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
  • "Sometimes it's very hard to project how much it will cost for the monthly subscription for the next month when you add certain features. Having better visibility of the cost would give a better experience."
  • "While it is an expensive product, I would rate the pricing level at four out of five."
  • "The price is better than some competing products."
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  • "Currently, we are in the production phase of our project and we are on free plans to use Sentry. Once we go live we will have to be on a subscription-based plan."
  • "I am currently using a self-hosted open version."
  • "We are currently paying through Cloudera for the Sentry service."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the ability to create and assign rules and give access to particular users.
    Top Answer:I don't really think Sentry's that expensive because there's a lot in the open-source version. Once you fine-tune dashboards and things like that, is when you start thinking about moving to the paid… more »
    Top Answer:We cannot restrict particular columns on particular data. It would be helpful if that feature was improved.
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    Datadog is a cloud monitoring solution that is designed to assist administrators, IT teams, and other members of an organization who are charged with keeping a close eye on their networks. Administrators can use Datadog to set real-time alerts and schedule automated report generation. They can deal with issues as they arise and keep up to date with the overall health of their network while still being able to focus on other tasks. Users can also track the historical performance of their networks and ensure that they operate at the highest possible level.

    Datadog Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by deploying Datadog include:

    • Gain an integrated view of the services and programs that IT teams are employing across their networks. Users can view and monitor all of the disparate programs that they have running across their networks with this one solution. They can track these programs across the entirety of the data’s life cycle.
    • Analyze and utilize massive amounts of data in real time. Datadog’s dashboards gather data in real time. Administrators can utilize their network’s data the minute that it becomes relevant to them. Decisions can be made based on the most current information available.
    • Keep your cloud network secured against digital threats. Datadog enables users to create alerts that will notify the minute that threats arise. IT teams and administrators can rapidly address any issue that comes up and prevent any existing problem from growing worse.
    • Easily get it up and running. Users can set up Datadog, configure it, and employ API integrations to connect it to external solutions with ease.

    Datadog Features

    • Customizable and prefabricated monitoring dashboards. Administrators are supplied with two different types of dashboards that they can choose from when they are setting up Datadog. They can customize the dashboards to fit any specialized monitoring need. Additionally, users can choose to use prefabricated dashboards that come with the solution.
    • Disaster recovery feature. Datadog has a built-in feature that enables organizations to continue functioning if some disaster strikes their network. If the network suffers damage, Datadog can restore lost data and infrastructure. Should a digital threat do damage to the network, Datadog ensures that the damage is not irreparable.
    • Vulnerability scanning tool. Users can keep ahead of threats to their networks by employing Datadog’s vulnerability scanning feature. This tool scans the entirety of a user’s network and warns them if a vulnerability is detected. Users can then move to patch these holes in their security before the threat to their network can escalate.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Datadog is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. It can offer organizations many advantages. Two major advantages are the dashboards that users can create and the monitoring capability that it gives system administrators.

    A senior manager in charge of site reliability engineering at Extra Space Storage writes, “The dashboards we created are core indicators of the health of our system, and it is one of the most reliable sources we have turned to, especially as we have seen APM metrics impacted several times lately. We can usually rely on logs to tell us what the apps are doing.”

    Housecall Pro’s senior director of DevOps writes, “We value the monitoring capability since it allows us to be pushed alerts, rather than having to observe graphs continually.

    Sentry’s real-time error tracking gives you insight into production deployments and information to reproduce and fix crashes.

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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
    Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Uber
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Pharma/Biotech Company5%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Media Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Datadog vs. Sentry
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. Sentry and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Datadog is ranked 1st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 108 reviews while Sentry is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.6, while Sentry is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Easy to set up and good UI but needs better customization capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sentry writes "Great at tracking error logs; provides a rich context with regards to the code and tracing issues ". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, New Relic, Azure Monitor, Splunk Enterprise Security and AppDynamics, whereas Sentry is most compared with New Relic, Azure Monitor, Elastic Observability, BugSnag and See our Datadog vs. Sentry report.

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