In Chapter 8, Integrating with Platforms Components, you learned how to configure an integration. Datadog ships official integrations with a lot of third-party applications that are used to build the cloud platform where a software application runs. The best thing about using an official integration is that the metrics specific to that integration will be available for use in dashboards, monitors, and other Datadog resources after minimal configuration.
Datadog lets you build custom integrations that would work exactly like the official ones. It would require DevOps expertise, especially coding skills in Python, and it's not easy to learn the procedure Datadog lays out to build an integration that would be compatible with the Datadog Agent. However, it might make sense to build an integration for the following reasons:
- Building an integration for an internal application: Even though it is internally used, the application might be deployed at...