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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


In this chapter, you have learned about some of the monitoring features that are relatively new on the Datadog platform and that continue to evolve. Both observability and synthetic monitoring are discussed along with APM, but the related tools and concepts are generic enough to be applicable to a wider context of monitoring.

With this chapter, the book is concluded and the recommended next step for you is to roll out Datadog in your environment to acquire expertise. With features available to cover almost every monitoring type, such as infrastructure monitoring, log aggregation and indexing, last-mile monitoring, APM, and security monitoring, Datadog is one the most comprehensive monitoring platforms available on the market. One of its major attractions is its ability to unify monitoring with the help of a variety of monitoring features available on the platform and its ability to correlate information across products.

We wish you good luck with rolling out proactive...