Datadog has a free version and offers a free trial. Datadog paid version starts at US$15.00/month.
- Industry: Retail
- Company size: 201-500 Employees
- Used Daily for 1+ year
Great platform for logs analysis and cloud monitoring
Choosing to use Datadog made my work so much easier to accomplish. The logs analysis is one of the best thing that I can have in order to monitor my projects performance and health. This tool performs well and it is really useful. Real time logging works well. Definitely a must have.
I think that the best features that Datadog has is that you can track and follow logs in real time, something really important to have if your project is live. I like the idea of creating custom views of sets of logs (with custom filters, data parsing and a lot more) and that you can share them with your team.
It is a bit complicated to set for the first time. Is not quite easy to use or know at first about all the available features that Datadog has. Interface is tricky and can be a blocker sometimes. Following that, if your fields are not mapped in the right way, filters are not that useful.
- Industry: Real Estate
- Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
- Used Daily for 1-5 months
Analytics tool which helps customers and users always get the product you want them to get
Overall, having Datadog monitor our apps' performance and customers/users' pain points is invaluable. It's an amazing tool which lets us identify bottlenecks and better serve our users. Although the initial learning curve of utilizing Datadog's plethora of data analytics tools is steep, it's well worth the effort and price as there is much value to the metrics Datadog provides.
Datadog is probably one of the most notable analytics tool out there for large companies. It's easy to track users' flow in terms of what routes they're hitting, when they hit a snag and 404, or other metrics like how performant certain requests are which allows us to identify bottlenecks and get rid of them immediately.
There is a steep learning curve I will say with this software and needs an expert to help lead tutorials or sessions to get the ball rolling with new tool users. Although there are many built in functionalities and easily customizable features, it can be overwhelming and hard to pinpoint exactly what type of analytics you're looking for. It's one of those softwares where you have to play around with it to get the stars to align and find a model or metric that works best for your customers and use cases.
Alternatives ConsideredGoogle Analytics
Reasons for Switching to DatadogDatadog seemed to be more data intensive and specifically geared towards products like ours which really relied on app throughput, performance, and availability. Getting our product straight to the user, in a quick and efficient manner, is our priority and Datadog helps clear any blockers or issues that gets in the way of that.
- Industry: Computer Software
- Company size: 11-50 Employees
- Used Weekly for 1+ year
Good service for logs management and analysis
We used it for querying and analyzing logs in case of problems in our platform (bugs, stability, performance, etc.)
The searching and filtering capabilities where quite convenient
The stability issues in the last year got more often than usual, which is quite problematic when you need access to you logs in real-time
- Industry: Computer Software
- Company size: 2-10 Employees
- Used Daily for Free Trial
If you can get it running I am sure it's good.
Looks like it should do the job, less log limits than other products.
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.
Reasons for Choosing DatadogPrice
Switched FromStackify APM+
- Industry: Entertainment
- Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
- Used Daily for 2+ years
Great first step for data tracking and incedent monitoring.
I use this tool on a daily basis for handling errors both in our live environment and for testing. It allows me to see where an error may be coming from and follow it through to its source. I could not do my job effectively without datadog
The filtering of data is not as comprehensive as I would like. I sometimes need to search through the results to find what I need.
Displaying a record in the chronological order is not always perfect and I sometimes don't get the context I want.