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Datadog vs Server Density: 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, Server Density is detailed as "Trusted monitoring built by experts". SaaS-based scalable infrastructure monitoring to help businesses save time and money. With advanced server and website monitoring alerts, graphing tools and integrations with all major cloud service providers.

Datadog and Server Density can be categorized as "Performance Monitoring" tools.

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, Server Density provides the following key features:

  • Open source agent, plugin library, full API and Nagios compatibility
  • Automatic install via script, system packages, Puppet, Chef, Ansible & Salt Stack
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV and Slackbot
Decisions about Datadog and Server Density
Kamil Kowalski
Lead Architect at Fresha | 3 upvotes 路 7.7K views

Coming from a Ruby background, we've been users of New Relic for quite some time. When we adopted Elixir, the New Relic integration was young and missing essential features, so we gave AppSignal a try. It worked for quite some time, we even implemented a :telemetry reporter for AppSignal . But it was difficult to correlate data in two monitoring solutions, New Relic was undergoing a UI overhaul which made it difficult to use, and AppSignal was missing the flexibility we needed. We had some fans of Datadog, so we gave it a try and it worked out perfectly. Datadog works great with Ruby , Elixir , JavaScript , and has powerful features our engineers love to use (notebooks, dashboards, very flexible alerting). Cherry on top - thanks to the Datadog Terraform provider everything is written as code, allowing us to collaborate on our Datadog setup.

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Attila Fulop
Team Leader at Artkonekt | 3 upvotes 路 97.9K views

I haven't heard much about Datadog until about a year ago. Ironically, the NewRelic sales person who I had a series of trainings with was trash talking about Datadog a lot. That drew my attention to Datadog and I gave it a try at another client project where we needed log handling, dashboards and alerting.

In 2019, Datadog was already offering log management and from that perspective, it was ahead of NewRelic. Other than that, from my perspective, the two tools are offering a very-very similar set of tools. Therefore I wouldn't say there's a significant difference between the two, the decision is likely a matter of taste. The pricing is also very similar.

The reasons why we chose Datadog over NewRelic were:

  • The presence of log handling feature (since then, logging is GA at NewRelic as well since falls 2019).
  • The setup was easier even though I already had experience with NewRelic, including participation in NewRelic trainings.
  • The UI of Datadog is more compact and my experience is smoother.
  • The NewRelic UI is very fragmented and New Relic One is just increasing this experience for me.
  • The log feature of Datadog is very well designed, I find very useful the tagging logs with services. The log filtering is also very awesome.

Bottom line is that both tools are great and it makes sense to discover both and making the decision based on your use case. In our case, Datadog was the clear winner due to its UI, ease of setup and the awesome logging and alerting features.

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Benoit Larroque
Principal Engineer at Sqreen | 2 upvotes 路 91.8K views

I chose Datadog APM because the much better APM insights it provides (flamegraph, percentiles by default).

The drawbacks of this decision are we had to move our production monitoring to TimescaleDB + Telegraf instead of NR Insight

NewRelic is definitely easier when starting out. Agent is only a lib and doesn't require a daemon

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Pros of Datadog
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    Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)
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    Easy setup
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    Powerful ui
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    Powerful integrations
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    Great value
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    Great visualization
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    Events + metrics = clarity
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    Custom metrics
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    Notifications
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    Flexibility
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    Free & paid plans
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    Great customer support
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    Makes my life easier
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    Easy setup and plugins
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    Adapts automatically as i scale up
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    Super easy and powerful
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    In-context collaboration
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    Rich in features
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    AWS support
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    Docker support
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    Cost
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    Automation tools
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    Monitor almost everything
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    Free setup
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    Easy to Analyze
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    Expensive
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    Cute logo
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    Best than others
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    Full visibility of applications
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    Simple, powerful, great for infra
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    Source control and bug tracking
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    Great support and continuous improvement
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    Great interface, accurate, simple setup

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    Complicated
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    What is Datadog?

    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!

    What is Server Density?

    SaaS-based scalable infrastructure monitoring to help businesses save time and money. With advanced server and website monitoring alerts, graphing tools and integrations with all major cloud service providers.

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