Pinup: Datadog Offers Monitoring Service For Cloud Solutions

Pinup: Datadog Offers Monitoring Service For Cloud Solutions

Datadog Offers Monitoring Service for Cloud Solutions

Datadog_ScreenBoard

A monitoring service designed initially to promote oversight of cloud solutions, Datadog offers users real-time metrics and analytics via a subscription-based software-as-a-service product.

Developed by Olivier Pomel and Alexis Lê-Quôc, Datadog provides a unified picture of the infrastructure of cloud-based and physical servers, tools, applications, databases, and other services. The partners conceived the idea for Datadog while working at Wireless Generation; Pomel led the education technology firm’s engineering department and Lê-Quôc ran its operations unit. Because each of their teams employed different systems, they experienced considerable difficulties when attempting to cooperatively troubleshoot issues related to technology infrastructure and performance. Moreover, these endeavors became increasingly difficult to accomplish when the company opted to migrate infrastructure to the cloud.

Although Datadog was initially conceived as a monitoring platform for cloud servers, the solution is equally adept at overseeing on-premise servers. In fact, many of the company’s clients use a combination of physical and cloud servers. The Datadog product enables development and operations staff to collaborate on maintenance and upgrade efforts while helping them avoid downtime, correct inefficiencies and redundancies, and improve deployment and development projects.

Although the product is proficient at meeting monitoring requirements for on-premise servers, Datadog was designed specifically to address issues unique to infrastructure based in the cloud. Cloud servers are automatically deployed or removed according to demand for computing and data resources. Because these shifts occur spontaneously, information technology and other dedicated staff often find it difficult to monitor all servers. To prevent this problem, Datadog includes all auto-deployed servers in its monitoring system, ensuring that these resources constantly appear on its dashboard and alert systems. Moreover, the product compiles data from all servers into a unified key performance indicator report, making it easier to identify issues.

Datadog_Integrations

In addition, companies often fail to effectively monitor cloud-based and open source services because of diverse performance data metrics. Datadog circumvents problems created by a proliferation of infrastructure components with more than 50 integrations that standardize metrics for each service, allowing them to be monitored and tracked more efficiently. The product also meets challenges caused by acceleration in release cycles for applications that may occur spontaneously or without adequate forewarning with automatic tracking and tagging or each event related to applications and other services.

Released from Beta testing in June of 2012, Datadog currently serves hundreds of customers ranging from tech startups to fortune 500 companies. Today, Datadog monitors approximately 20,000 cloud servers and about 20,000 on-premise servers. On a daily basis, the platform absorbs nearly 30 billion records per day; each record is deposited, graphed, and scrutinized in real-time. The capabilities of Datadog reduce monitoring time while improving monitoring function, allowing information technology staff to focus on forward-looking projects and programs.

Delivered to clients via subscription, Datadog boasts rates as low as $15 per month for each monitored server. In addition to this service, the company will monitor clients’ temporary servers for an hourly fee. The company, which has offices in Boston and New York City, expects to continue its growth to meet the demands of businesses that exclusively utilize cloud servers as well as those that use a combination of cloud and on-premise servers.

By Mary Elizabeth

About Mary Elizabeth

A communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in advertising, branding, finance, and technology, Mary Elizabeth Johnson strives to identify disruptive and innovative trends in these fields. In addition to her reporting for CloudTweaks.com, Mary Elizabeth serves as a consultant for organizations in the real estate, banking, technology, and manufacturing industries.

View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Comic
Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

Education Tech and the Cloud Arguably one of society’s most important functions, teaching can still seem antiquated at times. Many schools still function similarly to how they did five or 10 years ago, which is surprising considering the amount of technical innovation we’ve seen in the past decade. Education is an industry ripe for innovation…

5% Of Companies Have Embraced The Digital Innovation Fostered By Cloud Computing

5% Of Companies Have Embraced The Digital Innovation Fostered By Cloud Computing

Embracing The Cloud We love the stories of big complacent industry leaders having their positions sledge hammered by nimble cloud-based competitors. Saleforce.com chews up Oracle’s CRM business. Airbnb has a bigger market cap than Marriott. Amazon crushes Walmart (and pretty much every other retailer). We say: “How could they have not seen this coming?” But, more…

What Futuristic Tech Will You See In Your Lifetime?

What Futuristic Tech Will You See In Your Lifetime?

Futuristic Tech The world and what people can do is increasingly being driven by technology. It has already shaped the world we live in, but over the next few decades it is set to shape the world in ways that we can barely imagine. There have already been some great leaps in IoT technology recently,…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Hiding Spots

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Hiding Spots

By David Fletcher Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest. Clear attribution (Twitter example: via@cloudtweaks) to our original comic sources is greatly appreciated.

Recent Articles - Posted by
Fintech Exploiting AI and Blockchain Technology

Fintech Exploiting AI and Blockchain Technology

AI and Blockchain Technology The field of artificial intelligence (AI) had progressed rapidly in the last ten years, though first recognized in the 1950s. From autonomous motor vehicles to digital personal assistants, the technology is making its way into a variety of industries, enabling better task automation, language processing, and data analytics. But more recently,…

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence Supports Better Business Performance

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence Supports Better Business Performance

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence All businesses need a strategy and processes for governance, risk and compliance (GRC). Many still view GRC activity as a burdensome ‘must-do,’ approaching it reactively and managing it with non-specialized tools. GRC is a necessary business endeavor but it can be elevated from a cost drain to a value-add activity. By integrating…

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

There is a Difference – So Stop Comparing We are all familiar with the old saying “That’s like comparing apples to oranges” and though we learned this lesson during our early years we somehow seem to discount this idiom when discussing the Cloud. Specifically, IT buyers often feel justified when comparing the cost of a…

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Cloud Security Mindset Businesses are becoming wise to the compelling benefits of cloud computing. When adopting cloud, they need a high level of confidence in how it will be risk-managed and controlled, to preserve the security of their information and integrity of their operations. Cloud implementation is sometimes built up over time in a business,…

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

Hybrid-Cloud Approach For over 20 years, organizations have been attempting to secure their networks and protect their data. However, have any of their efforts really improved security? Today we hear journalists and industry experts talk about the erosion of the perimeter. Some say it’s squishy, others say it’s spongy, and yet another claims it crunchy.…

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

Fast Data Analytics In today’s constantly connected world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies they do business with. With the emergence of big data, businesses have been able to better meet and exceed customer expectations thanks to analytics and data science. However, the role of data in your business’ success doesn’t end…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

Is The Fintech Industry The Next Tech Bubble?

Is The Fintech Industry The Next Tech Bubble?

The Fintech Industry Banks offered a wide variety of services such as payments, money transfers, wealth management, selling insurance, etc. over the years. While banks have expanded the number of services they offer, their core still remains credit and interest. Many experts believe that since banks offered such a wide multitude of services, they have…

Digital Marketing Driven by Cloud, Big Data and IoT

Digital Marketing Driven by Cloud, Big Data and IoT

Digital Marketing Successful digital marketing campaigns are being driven largely by trending technologies, specifically the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and The Cloud. These may be used for a huge number of marketing applications, from optimizing the performance of sports teams to improving science and research, even helping to aid law enforcement. Amazon Web…

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Enabling Business Strategies The cloud is not really the final destination: It’s mid-2015, and it’s clear that the cloud paradigm is here to stay. Its services are growing exponentially and, at this time, it’s a fluid model with no steady state on the horizon. As such, adopting cloud computing has been surprisingly slow and seen more…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps Whether it be enterprise apps or any other, if there is any heavy data that is going to be transacted in and through an app, then affiliating it with the Cloud becomes a must. And then an important question arises: How do you decide when to integrate your enterprise app with…