We have looked at both Datadog-supplied integrations and the options to implement integrations on your own. A Datadog environment that monitors a large-scale production environment would use a mixed bag of out-of-the-box integrations and custom checks. Though it's easy to roll out custom checks in Datadog, it is advised to look at the total cost of doing so. In this chapter, you have learned how to select the right integrations and how to configure them. Also, you learned how to do custom checks if that is warranted, in the absence of an out-of-the-box integration.
Continuing with the discussion on extending Datadog beyond the out-of-the-box features available to you, in the next chapter, we will look at how the Datadog API can be used to access Datadog features and use them for implementing custom integrations.