Between the Datadog-provided integrations and the hooks it provides to roll out your own custom integrations, there are many options available to you and so it's better to follow the best practices instead of implementing something that works but is suboptimal:
- Explore all the Datadog-provided integrations fully and check whether you could meet the monitoring requirements using those. Custom code and configurations are costly to develop, error-prone, and hard to deploy and maintain, in the context of monitoring, and you should consider writing custom code as the last resort.
- If Datadog-supported integrations are not readily available, check in the big collection of community-maintained integrations.
- If you need to tweak a community-maintained integration to get it working for you, consider collaborating on that project and commit the changes publicly, as that will help to obtain useful feedback from the Datadog community.
- Come up with a strategy...