Thus far, we have discussed how to view, search, and escalate events that are generated by Datadog. As with metrics and tags, custom events can be created as well in Datadog. The primary use of this feature is to use the event stream dashboard as a communication hub for Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and production engineering teams.
A common scenario is deploying to an environment monitored by Datadog. During deployment, multiple services and processes will be restarted, and there will be a large volume of events. Posting a deployment as an event with details might help to alleviate the concerns of any other teams monitoring the environment but not actively participating in the deployment process.
As with creating and managing other Datadog resources, events can be generated programmatically...