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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

Chapter 14: Miscellaneous Monitoring Topics

The core monitoring features, as they are implemented in Datadog, have been discussed up to this point in the book. In this chapter, you will learn about some of the monitoring features that have become available on the Datadog monitoring platform relatively recently. These features, especially Application Performance Monitoring (APM), security monitoring, and synthetic monitoring, are usually addressed by dedicated applications. AppDynamics in APM, various Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) applications in security monitoring, and Catchpoint in synthetic monitoring are examples of dedicated monitoring applications in the respective areas. With these features available on the Datadog platform, it is becoming a one-stop destination for all the monitoring requirements.

In this chapter, you will learn about the following topics, specifically the following:

  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
  • Implementing observability...