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Love Datadog But Struggling With Cost?

Love Datadog But Struggling With Cost?

Datadog is a popular cloud-based monitoring and analytics platform that can help organizations keep track of their infrastructure and applications.

Many businesses have chosen to incorporate Datadog into their observability infrastructure as part of their modernization efforts. However, these enterprises are constantly grappling with the issue of cost optimization, which continues to be a challenge.

Datadog provides a robust set of features that help businesses monitor and analyze their applications, infrastructure, and logs, but these features come at a hefty price.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at Datadog’s pricing structure and explore how augmenting Logiq’s Log management capabilities to your infrastructure can offer more cost-effective solutions. Read on to find out more!

What is Datadog?

Datadog is a cloud-based monitoring and analytics platform that provides real-time visibility into the performance of applications, infrastructure, and logs.

Datadog’s platform is designed to help organizations identify issues, troubleshoot problems, and optimize their systems for peak performance. Some of the features offered by Datadog include infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, log management, security monitoring, and more. The platform is used by businesses of all sizes, from small startups to large enterprises, across a wide range of industries.

With Datadog, you can identify and resolve issues from your applications and services by collecting data from over 450 technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, and Microsoft Azure. This data can be used to create comprehensive visualizations, dashboards, and alerts that help you to stay informed about your website’s performance. With Datadog, you can also monitor log data from web servers, APIs, and more.

The Cost of Datadog

The cost of Datadog will depend on the size and scope of your organization’s IT needs. Utilizing Datadog means your business can analyze and monitor log data, take action through automated alerting, and have visibility into the performance of your applications.

For instance, a large enterprise may have a larger upfront cost for the service but may see a return on investment over time in terms of increased efficiency and cost savings.

On the other hand, smaller businesses may find that the subscription-based model is more cost-effective for them in the long run, with pricing plans tailored to their specific needs and requirements.

Note that Datadog charges 10 cents for data ingestion in logs, but retention costs range from $1.06 (for 3 days) to $2.50 (for 30 days). If you need to retain logs for a longer period, you’ll have to contact Datadog to negotiate custom pricing, which can become expensive as your enterprise grows.

Therefore, although Datadog is useful for monitoring and detection, the expenses associated with root cause analysis and troubleshooting can rapidly escalate and become unmanageable in the long run.

To access up-to-date pricing information, you can visit the Datadog site.

Datadog Use Cases

Datadog can be used to monitor infrastructure and applications, analyze logs, detect security threats, optimize resources during cloud migration, respond to incidents and outages, and provide insights into key business metrics.

The following list highlights the key features:

  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
  • Log Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • Cloud Migration
  • Incident Response
  • Business Analytics

Datadog + LOGIQ = Top-tier Observability


Datadog’s platform is built to provide complete visibility into the performance of applications, services, and infrastructure in real time. This includes monitoring system health, tracking user behavior, analyzing logs, etc. However, this level of observability can come at a high cost, especially for small businesses that are operating on tight budgets.

LOGIQ.AI provides a solution by offering an intermediary augmentation to the pipeline that enables businesses to leverage the same level of visibility at a much lower cost.

LOGIQ is designed to provide organizations with a comprehensive observability solution with an extensive set of features that are similar to those offered by Datadog. This includes a customizable dashboard, the ability to analyze logs, infrastructure monitoring, and more.

Additionally, LOGIQ supports a variety of integrations with popular third-party tools, which enables organizations to consolidate their observability stack and streamline their operations.

One of the primary benefits of using LOGIQ is its low cost of ownership. The platform uses object storage as primary storage. Organizations can leverage their capabilities without incurring the significant costs that are associated with Datadog. Moreover, LOGIQ’s pricing model is based on data volume, which enables businesses to scale up their observability infrastructure.

LOGIQ’s data platform is designed to deliver cost-efficient analytics at scale, making us an ideal complement to Datadog. With our platform, customers can consolidate all their logs and analyze them without worrying about data retention limits. Our solution is much more affordable than any other option in the market.

Following are some benefits and tips to integrate LOGIQ into your existing Datadog infrastructure:

  • Instead of sending data to Datadog directly, connect the data sources to the LOGIQ data fabric in the middle of the flow.
  • Stream into S3, Forward to s3, Import from s3: You have the option to send Steam data directly from its source to Amazon S3/GCS, or alternatively, you can first ingest the data into Datadog and then use Amazon S3/GCS as the final destination.
  • LOGIQ can serve as either a pipeline management tool or a replacement for Datadog.
  • LOGIQ indexes all incoming log lines and stores them in S3-compatible object storage. This ensures that all data is always available in hot storage. Additionally, LOGIQ provides users with search and advanced search options for all data, and it also integrates an advanced graphing library to help visualize incoming data streams.
  • With LOGIQ, you have complete control over your data. You can drop unnecessary logs on the fly, forward them to multiple vendors or destinations, mask specific information, connect to multiple data sources, configure alerts on data sources and tracing, generate reports on historical data, convert incoming log streams to metrics, visualize low cardinality data, and much more.
  • LOGIQ.AI is capable of handling vast volumes of logs and storing them for extended periods, which can be helpful in meeting compliance criteria.

Get more of Datadog at a lesser cost with LOGIQ

As enterprises continue to adopt Datadog for their observability needs, they are confronted with the significant challenge of managing the cost associated with this powerful platform.

LOGIQ is a cost-effective solution that can help you get the most out of your Datadog subscription. With LOGIQ, you’ll get access to advanced analytics tools and support for monitoring complex applications and services. Plus, you’ll save money in the long run because LOGIQ is significantly more affordable than traditional Datadog subscriptions.

LOGIQ’s cost-effective approach ensures that you get the maximum value from your Datadog investment. Whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise, LOGIQ can help you monitor your infrastructure and applications with ease.

Get started today and take advantage of the benefits that LOGIQ provides for Datadog users.

In a Glimpse

  • Datadog is a cloud-based monitoring and analytics platform widely used by businesses of all sizes.
  • Datadog offers features to monitor applications, infrastructure, logs, and more, but pricing can be costly.
  • LOGIQ provides an intermediary augmentation to help organizations monitor the same level of visibility at a lower cost.
  • LOGIQ features include a customizable dashboard, log analysis, infrastructure monitoring, cloud migration support, and more.
  • LOGIQ also supports a variety of integrations with third-party tools for greater efficiency and scalability.
  • LOGIQ helps maximize Datadog investment by providing advanced analytics tools and cost savings over traditional subscriptions.
Mohammad Zaigam

Mohammad Zaigam

Zaigam is a Technical Solutions Specialist at LOGIQ.AI. He is a computer science graduate and has a passion for writing about Tech and software in general. He is responsible for creating content strategies to position the Logiq platform and its products as a leading data observability provider for cloud-based enterprises.

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