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Datadog Cloud Monitoring Quick Start Guide

By : Thomas Kurian Theakanath
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Datadog Cloud Monitoring Quick Start Guide

By: Thomas Kurian Theakanath

Overview of this book

Datadog is an essential cloud monitoring and operational analytics tool which enables the monitoring of servers, virtual machines, containers, databases, third-party tools, and application services. IT and DevOps teams can easily leverage Datadog to monitor infrastructure and cloud services, and this book will show you how. The book starts by describing basic monitoring concepts and types of monitoring that are rolled out in a large-scale IT production engineering environment. Moving on, the book covers how standard monitoring features are implemented on the Datadog platform and how they can be rolled out in a real-world production environment. As you advance, you'll discover how Datadog is integrated with popular software components that are used to build cloud platforms. The book also provides details on how to use monitoring standards such as Java Management Extensions (JMX) and StatsD to extend the Datadog platform. Finally, you'll get to grips with monitoring fundamentals, learn how monitoring can be rolled out using Datadog proactively, and find out how to extend and customize the Datadog platform. By the end of this Datadog book, you will have gained the skills needed to monitor your cloud infrastructure and the software applications running on it using Datadog.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with Datadog
Section 2: Extending Datadog
Section 3: Advanced Monitoring

Using client libraries

In this section, we will look at two different client libraries – the first group consists of libraries that are wrappers for the Datadog REST API, and the second group of libraries are native DogStatsD client libraries. Both these groups of libraries are available for popular programming languages such as C++, Java, Python, Java, and Go.

Datadog provides both categories of libraries for most programming languages. While a lot of community libraries are listed on the official Datadog website, we will only look at those that are actively maintained.

REST API-based client libraries

The basic Datadog client library is the REST API set, and the programming language-specific libraries are essentially wrappers on top of the REST APIs that facilitate the usage of APIs. In this section, we will look at some of the important client libraries specific to programming languages, and wherever relevant, we will look at sample code also.

The Datadog Python...