Datadog makes use of a number APIs to connect you with every aspect of your stack and provide you with detailed analytics regarding all of the proprietary and third party software you use.
- API integration with dozens of popular platforms
- Flexible dashboard creation system
- Notifications pulled from all of your full stack components
- Dashboard controls and customization are unparalleled in the business
- Supports a vast and complex amount of interactions between platforms
- Deep wealth of historical data for more nuanced analysis
- Installing the platform can be an exercise in frustration
- Overwhelming number of features can take a while to learn
If your business uses third party services to remain profitable but you don't have a tool to help you coordinate these tools and analyze the data they offer, you may be missing out. The components of a full stack system don't just add new features to a workplace environment. They also come with their own important selection of data. But readily getting access to that information and comparing it to data across your stacks can be a laborious task to undergo by hand. Datadog uses APIs to link together a wide range of services and platform and collate the data together so users can get a big picture look at how effectively their business is operating. Services like this will only work if their supported integrations are competitive, and Datadog certainly hasn't dropped the ball here. Dozens of platforms are supported, and these cover a spectrum of systems, apps, and services that include cost management, collaboration, and security. The full range of Amazon services are supported as well as commonly used platforms as diverse as elasticsearch, fedora, and slack. This makes Datadog a solution that scales up in value to the size of your company. From IT to customer service to sales, all of your important departments will have the information they need when they need it. Given the breadth and versatility of Datadog's services, it wouldn't make sense to control things with a single dashboard. Their options offer a high degree of customization, meaning that individual agents and departments can craft a statistics and analysis hub that zeroes in on the information most relevant to them. A drag and drop creation component allows you to create a dashboard in seconds, and the amount of metrics at your disposal is only as limited as the platforms you use in your network. Datadog supports a huge selection of visualizations, including traditional graphs and charts, heat maps, and top lists. Timelines can be embedded with alerts and notifications to turn them from simple management visualizations into more actionable content. Metrics can be mixed and maps across the components of your full stack, so you can create complex comparative visualizations that take a wide selection of factors into consideration. Of particular value is the ability to share dashboards with other users on the Datadog network. Whether you want to receive an assessment from a peer or share pertinent information with a remote department, the process is simple. Further bolstering this software's effectiveness is its ability to consolidate notifications across a wide range of services all in one place. Users have a deep and granular amount of control over what notifications they see, meaning they can pull from a wide range of sources without having to worry about getting flooded with unnecessary content.