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Datadog Pros

reviewer1494894 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Extra Space Storage
Datadog has given us near-live visibility across our entire cloud platform.
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BrianHeisler - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Enterprise Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I like that you can build out a dashboard pretty quickly. There are some things that come out of the box that you don't really need to do, which is great because they're default settings.
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reviewer1479957 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of DevOps at Housecall Pro
Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system.
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June 2022
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Nuno Rosa - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Infosys
The many dozens of integrations that the solution brings out of the box are excellent.
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reviewer1476039 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer / AWS Cloud Engineer / Network Management Specialist at CareFirst
The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure.
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reviewer1477686 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior DevOps Engineer at DigitalOnUs
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.
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reviewer1493811 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Architect - SaaS Ops at CommVault
The ability to send notifications based on metadata from the monitor is helpful.
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PN
Head of Digital & Cognitive Services at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Its integration definitely stands out. It provides seamless monitoring of all our systems, services, apps, and whatever else we secure and monitor. Visualizations have become simpler with dashboards. We are getting visibility into systems, services, and apps stack through a single pane of glass, which is good. We are able to put logs in context.
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AB
Director of Cloud Operations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Richard Chennault - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director with 10,001+ employees
Datadog's ability to group and visualize the servers and the data makes it relatively easy for the root cause analysis.
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Datadog Cons

reviewer1494894 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Extra Space Storage
We have recently had a number of issues with stability and delays on logging, monitoring, metric evaluation, and alerts.
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BrianHeisler - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Enterprise Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I think better access to their engineers when we have a problem could be better.
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reviewer1479957 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of DevOps at Housecall Pro
Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion.
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Datadog
June 2022
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Nuno Rosa - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Infosys
Deploying the agents is still very manual.
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reviewer1476039 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer / AWS Cloud Engineer / Network Management Specialist at CareFirst
More pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful.
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reviewer1477686 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior DevOps Engineer at DigitalOnUs
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.
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reviewer1493811 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Architect - SaaS Ops at CommVault
Once agents are connected to the Datadog portal, we should be able to upgrade them quickly.
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PN
Head of Digital & Cognitive Services at a tech company with 11-50 employees
It can have an artificial intelligence component. Even though I can seamlessly look at end-to-end security, it would be better to have alerts and notifications powered by an AI engine. I am not sure if they have an AI component. We have not reached out to them or looked at it, but this is something that I keep on talking about within our company in terms of features. Such a feature would be good to have, and it would further optimize my Security Ops team's abilities.
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AB
Director of Cloud Operations at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Richard Chennault - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director with 10,001+ employees
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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Buyer's Guide
Datadog
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Datadog. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.