Datadog vs Pingdom: What are the differences?
Developers describe Datadog 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!. On the other hand, Pingdom is detailed as "Uptime and performance monitoring made easy". Pingdom is an uptime monitoring service. When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of.
Datadog can be classified as a tool in the "Performance Monitoring" category, while Pingdom is grouped under "Website Monitoring".
Some of the features offered by Datadog are:
- 14-day Free Trial for an unlimited number of hosts
- 200+ turn-key integrations for data aggregation
- Clean graphs of StatsD and other integrations
On the other hand, Pingdom provides the following key features:
- Uptime & Response time reports
- Multi-step transaction monitoring
- Email, text & twitter alerts
"Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)", "Easy setup" and "Powerful ui" are the key factors why developers consider Datadog; whereas "Simple and reliable", "Monitoring your websites" and "Easy to use dashboard" are the primary reasons why Pingdom is favored.
According to the StackShare community, Pingdom has a broader approval, being mentioned in 864 company stacks & 219 developers stacks; compared to Datadog, which is listed in 540 company stacks and 223 developer stacks.
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