What Is Datadog?

Datadog is a SaaS-based monitoring, security, and analytics platform for cloud-scale infrastructure, applications, logs, and more. The platform assists organizations in improving agility, increasing efficiency and providing end-to-end visibility across dynamic or high-scale infrastructures. By collecting metrics and events from 400+ out of the box services and technologies, Datadog enables Dev, Sec, and Ops teams to ensure application uptime and accelerate go-to-market efforts.

Who Uses Datadog?

Datadog is the monitoring, security and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams, security engineers and business users in the cloud age.

Where can Datadog be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Linux (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Datadog
  • Founded in 2010
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 33 others

Languages

English, Japanese

Datadog pricing

Starting Price:

US$15.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Datadog has a free version and offers a free trial. Datadog paid version starts at US$15.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Datadog
  • Founded in 2010
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and 33 others

Languages

English, Japanese

Datadog videos and images

Datadog Software - Visualize metrics, traces, logs, and more in one place on real-time, customizable dashboards. Pivot easily between different Datadog Tools such as Log Management to APM or Network Monitoring to troubleshoot and resolve issues faster.
Datadog Software - Datadog's Logging without Limits™ product enables you to cost-effectively ingest, live tail, and archive everything. Decide which logs are most useful to retain (and for how long); change your mind anytime. Analyze logs alongside other parts of your stack
Datadog Software - Create Datadog dashboards easily with intuitive drag-and-drop widgets. Display real-time metrics and events from across your stack by utilizing Datadog's 500+ built-in integrations. Datadog offers out-of-the-box dashboards for each of their integrations.
Datadog Software - Datadog’s SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring provides metrics, visualizations, and alerting to ensure engineering teams can maintain and optimize cloud or hybrid environments. Get set up in minutes with Datadog's 500+ integrations and simple deployment.
Datadog Software - Datadog APM provides end-to-end distributed tracing from frontend devices to databases- with no sampling. By seamlessly correlating distributed traces with frontend and backend data, Datadog APM allows you to reduce latency and eliminate errors easily.
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Datadog video
Datadog Software - Visualize metrics, traces, logs, and more in one place on real-time, customizable dashboards. Pivot easily between different Datadog Tools such as Log Management to APM or Network Monitoring to troubleshoot and resolve issues faster.
Datadog Software - Datadog's Logging without Limits™ product enables you to cost-effectively ingest, live tail, and archive everything. Decide which logs are most useful to retain (and for how long); change your mind anytime. Analyze logs alongside other parts of your stack
Datadog Software - Create Datadog dashboards easily with intuitive drag-and-drop widgets. Display real-time metrics and events from across your stack by utilizing Datadog's 500+ built-in integrations. Datadog offers out-of-the-box dashboards for each of their integrations.
Datadog Software - Datadog’s SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring provides metrics, visualizations, and alerting to ensure engineering teams can maintain and optimize cloud or hybrid environments. Get set up in minutes with Datadog's 500+ integrations and simple deployment.
Datadog Software - Datadog APM provides end-to-end distributed tracing from frontend devices to databases- with no sampling. By seamlessly correlating distributed traces with frontend and backend data, Datadog APM allows you to reduce latency and eliminate errors easily.

Features of Datadog

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Application-Level Analysis
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Availability Testing
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Capacity Management
  • Capacity Planning Software
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communications Management
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Aggregation
  • Data Collection Software
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Debugging
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • For Websites
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • IT Monitoring
  • IT, Server & Network Monitoring Software
  • Incident Management Software
  • Incident Reporting
  • Investigation Management Software
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Log Access
  • Log Analysis
  • Log Management Software
  • Machine Learning Software
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring Software
  • Network Provisioning
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Prioritization
  • Query Analysis
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Single Page View
  • Statistical Analysis Software
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Response
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Troubleshooting
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Web-Application Security

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Reviews of Datadog

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
61%
4
35%
3
4%
2
1%
Dikshyaraj B.
Dikshyaraj B.
Infosystem engineer in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

one of the best APM tool

5 2 months ago New

Comments: overally it was fulfilling all the needs like monitoring, log tracking and service status etc.

Pros:

The best part about datadog is the user friendly the UI it has the graphs and metics are just perfect and doing analysis is also very fine ,with accordance to time frame. Log monitoring is the best.

Cons:

error tracking and mangement is good but we need to set all the metrics else there is chance that downtime occured and we seeing afterwards.

Ankush K.
Engineer in U.S.
Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Datadog Review

5 3 years ago

Comments: Overall it's great monitoring/visualizing tool for any organization and I'd recommend, it would have been great if it had great learning resources to explore it more.

Pros:

- The filter functionality is great which lets you filter out errors for quick analysis, can easily create custom dashboards. - Great Visualizations, easy to set up dashboards/monitors with options do maths like ratios, rates, average, interval. - It can be easily integrated with other apps like Slack to set alerts for failed jobs. -

Cons:

- A slow learning curve, lack of resources on how to get useful functionality from UI or APIs. - UI sometimes be bit slower although not bad if you've integrated with multiple external apps.

Verified Reviewer
Industry Principal Consultant in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Must have for your application monitoring and infrastructure management

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall we are using datadog for application performance monitoring on daily basis an it has really helped us resolve application incidents.

Pros:

Application performance monitoring, server and database monitoring, dashboards & reporting, proactive incident management

Cons:

Sythentic queries are difficult to grasp. Need support for more geographies for application performance Monitoring

Alternatives Considered: AppDynamics

Craig V.
Owner in Australia
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Couldn't install

3 last year

Comments: If you can get it running I am sure it's good.

Pros:

Looks like it should do the job, less log limits than other products.

Cons:

Spent days trying to get it working on a pretty vanilla Windows VM but never could get it up and running. Support pretty much just told me to read the documentation which wasn't really helpful after going over it ten times already. Had similar problem with another product and they could tell me the exact lines of the config and registry that needed changing.

Alternatives Considered: Site24x7 and Raygun

Reasons for Choosing Datadog: Price

Switched From: Retrace by Netreo

Verified Reviewer
Software Developer in U.K.
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great for working with AWS

5 2 years ago

Comments: We have been using DataDog to monitor our lambda logs for errors as well as keep track of load and uptime on various RDS and EC2/Fargate instances. The multiple account setup can be a bit flakey at times but overall the product works well and has a consistent interface

Pros:

The log imports from AWS work really well and are much faster at searching than using AWS Cloudwatch. I find it easy day to day to search for items in logs, especially after implementing a few log transformers

Cons:

initial setup gets a bit confusing sometimes, and it was easier to change the logging format of our code than to implement lots of parsers to make the log interpretation better

Alternatives Considered: Loggly

Reasons for Choosing Datadog: searching logs was too slow and difficult to get the results we desired quickly (especially to track down recent customer problems)

Reasons for Switching to Datadog: better / easier integration with our current development stack