AWS X-Ray vs Datadog: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS X-Ray as "An application performance management service". It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components. On the other hand, Datadog is detailed as "Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure". Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!.
AWS X-Ray and Datadog can be categorized as "Performance Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by AWS X-Ray are:
- End-to-end tracing
- AWS Service and Database Integrations
- Support for Multiple Languages
On the other hand, Datadog provides the following key features:
- 14-day Free Trial for an unlimited number of hosts
- 200+ turn-key integrations for data aggregation
- Clean graphs of StatsD and other integrations
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