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We performed a comparison between Datadog and ServiceNow IT Operations Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Datadog vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management Report (Updated: May 2024).
771,581 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It has turned into an operational dashboard. If you felt something is going wrong, you can immediately open up Datadog. It has been our go to application because we know the answer will be there.""Their interface is probably one of the easiest things to use because it lets non-developers and non-engineers quickly get access to metrics and pull business value out of them. We could put together dashboards and give it to people who are non-technical, then they can see the state of the world.""The installation step is pretty straightforward.""Datadog has flexibility.""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 ability to easily drill down into log queries quickly and efficiently has helped us to resolve several critical incidents.""Datadog is constantly adding new features.""They have a very good foundation in capturing metrics, logs, and traces. It's a very nice tool for that and it allows you to apply these monitoring tools in almost any technology."

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"The scalability of ServiceNow is good.""The solution allows you to subscribe to the features you need and utilize CMDB, ITSM, and discovery on the same platform.""The way this solution has helped us is that it improved our communication.""ITOM communicates information about incidents and maintains them. It handles tickets change, manages service networks, and reduces IT service downtime for the organization.""It helps streamline management and processes.""It has been very useful for tracking. It has evolved a lot over time, and there is a single pane of glass where you can track and see everything.""I like the tool's discovery feature.""It is flexible. You can tune it, more or less, as you want."

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Cons
"Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion.""The FinOps needs improvement.""I would like testing for data in the future.""More pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful.""​It would be nice to be able to graph metrics by excluding certain tags (like you can do in monitors).""I'm not sure if Datadog can monitor K8s deployments in real-time. For instance, being able to see a deployment step by step visually. This would be helpful if there were any incidents during the deployment.""I've only been using Datadog for a few months, and at first, it was frankly overwhelming in terms of both the UI and the available capabilities.""We'd like Datadog to make the log storage cheaper."

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"Service Mapping is a time-consuming process. The time and effort versus the benefits are very difficult to articulate to customers.""The tool can be improved by including more detailed information to assist new users.""It should have better integrations with other solutions.""Service mapping is pretty limited.""There is room for improvement in the stability of ServiceNow.""The initial setup phase was hard and could be made easier.""There are some limitations with Discovery; some areas are not available in the installation. I would like the solution to be able to discover more devices. That will remove the need to have multiple tools.""The product needs to add a workflow insight tool."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "​Pricing seems reasonable. It depends on the size of your organization, the size of your infrastructure, and what portion of your overall business costs go toward infrastructure."
  • "It has always scaled for us. Cost scales up too, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It's reasonable for what they're providing."
  • "Pricing and licensing are reasonable for what they give you. You get the first five hosts free, which is fun to play around with. Then it's about four dollars a month per host, which is very affordable for what you get out of it. We have a lot of hosts that we put a lot of custom metrics into, and every host gives you an allowance for the number of custom metrics."
  • "At my last company, we did see ROI, specifically around response time. We could get to mission critical things that were down and losing revenue on immediately. So, the product paid itself back."
  • "The pricing and licensing through AWS Marketplace has been good. It would be nice if it was cheaper, but their pricing is reasonable for what it is. Sometimes, for their newer features, they charge as if it's fully fleshed out, even though it is a newer feature and it may have less stuff than their other items."
  • "It costs the same amount it would if we were hosting it ourselves, so we are incredibly happy with the cost."
  • "The pricing came up a bit compared to their competitors. It is not that the price has risen, but that the competitors have gone down. They keep adding more features that I would have expected to be baked in at a more nominal price. I have been increasingly dissatisfied with the pricing, but not enough to jump ship."
  • "It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal."
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  • "The pricing is high and may be excluding the small to medium-sized enterprise businesses."
  • "It has different subscription models."
  • "There are additional costs, you have to pay more for everything."
  • "The price of ServiceNow IT Operations Management is expensive."
  • "It is expensive. It is around 10 Euros per server per month."
  • "This solution offers good value but comes at a very high premium. Pricing could be reduced by 10 to 20%."
  • "The solution offers yearly licenses and a subscription model for add-on features."
  • "My customers pay for the ServiceNow IT Operations Management license annually. I'd rate the pricing based on value. ServiceNow IT Operations Management is a premium product as it has better features than competitors."
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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:From my perspective as an asset manager, the most valuable feature of the solution is the configuration management portion, where I can actively add something to the database.
    Top Answer:It is moderately expensive. The pricing itself and the licensing options are depending on the model and the customization. The standard version offers numerous ready-to-use automation options and is… more »
    Top Answer:The solution needs to add mobilization, where we can connect mobile devices or wireless devices to do wireless scanning and bring assets into the database.
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    Overview

    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.

    ServiceNow IT Operations Management (ITOM) is a cloud management and infrastructure tool that facilitates the administrative and development process of creating, planning, and operating digital services, technology, application requirements, and components for organizations. Service Now ensures effectiveness, performance, and availability throughout an organization's processes and services.

    ServiceNow ITOM will help organizations facilitate consistent policies with regard to deployment, support, and services to ensure trustworthiness and quality of service (QoS). ServiceNow ITOM will ensure that all applications, services, and infrastructure are consistently available and stable.

    ServiceNow IT Operations Management Features

    • Help Desk: ServiceNow ITOM help desk enables IT and operations administrators to better communicate issues concerning managing data latencies, controlling the monitoring of user profiles, executing disaster recovery plans, and any other problematic incidents.

    • Device and server management: ServiceNow ITOM will ensure IT operations teams can better handle general maintenance, upgrading, and patching for server-related concerns. The solution will also help to maintain the health of organization devices such as laptops, phones, tablets, mobile devices, and desktops.

    • Infrastructure maintenance: ServiceNow ITOM helps organizations set up remote access networks, maintain network security, regulate communication with external servers and firewalls, and also monitor and manage internal telephone systems.

    ServiceNow IT Operations Management Benefits

    • Improve DevOps: ServiceNow ITOM improves the ability to inspect microservices, which enables DevOps and SRE teams to improve incident response.
    • Improve data control: The solution will help to manage the entire digital lifecycle, and will also enhance the organization's configuration management database (CMDB) to enable a more robust data foundation.
    • Problem-solve: ITOM is able to proactively identify anomalies before they become issues/problems with tremendous accuracy. ITOM helps organizations minimize outages and reduce the negative impact to end users so that they do not experience any downtime or service degradations. ITOM will also use artificial intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) along with machine learning (ML) to reduce the possibility of false positives, saving time and increasing productivity.
    • Automate workflows: ITOM offers a pre-designed workbook and no-code/low-code workflows to reduce redundant tasks and improve recovery times. ITOM provides intuitive workable processes to be shared easily with all teams throughout the organization.

    ServiceNow ITOM enables organizations to become robust, strategic operations able to successfully anticipate issues before they have an impact on the organization. Organizations that use ServiceNOw ITOM will be able to easily automate workflows and improve how their IT teams communicate and work together to deliver successful outcomes and maintain productivity and profitability 24/7.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “With this solution, operational costs will be reduced. Your maintenance cost will be reduced when you use the item model. You will deliver a fast solution to the customers. If something happens on the server-side or router-side, it will be immediately caught. Efficiencies are improved. “ - Rupesh J., Solutions Architect at Globant

    “It has been very useful for tracking. It has evolved a lot over time, and there is a single pane of glass where you can track and see everything.” - Uday T., Project Manager at MindTree

    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
    servicenow, TransAlta, NATS, Symantec
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Educational Organization31%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Consumer Goods Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise39%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Datadog vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Datadog is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 137 reviews while ServiceNow IT Operations Management is ranked 8th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 34 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.6, while ServiceNow IT Operations Management is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Very good RUM, synthetics, and infrastructure host maps". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ServiceNow IT Operations Management writes "A very capable solution that includes a valuable, user-friendly workflow management tool". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Azure Monitor, New Relic, AWS X-Ray and Elastic Observability, whereas ServiceNow IT Operations Management is most compared with OpsRamp, Moogsoft, Splunk ITSI (IT Service Intelligence), BMC TrueSight Operations Management and VMware Aria Operations. See our Datadog vs. ServiceNow IT Operations Management report.

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