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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

Who this book is for

This book is for DevOps engineers, site reliability engineers (SREs), IT production engineers, and system administrators who need to understand the features offered by Datadog as a comprehensive SaaS monitoring platform for them to roll out those features and integrate Datadog with other applications. The book would be helpful to software developers also for them to understand how a modern monitoring tool works and to fine-tune their applications accordingly.

This is an entry-level book on monitoring as well as a guide to monitoring technology, besides its focus on Datadog features, and the book will be beneficial to anyone who is interested in learning more about the monitoring of software applications. However, the following background would better prepare you to understand the content of this book and take advantage of the examples provided in the book fully to gain hands-on experience:

  • Working knowledge of the public cloud and experience of provisioning cloud resources
  • Working knowledge of Linux or Windows operating systems, especially the former
  • Working experience of supporting software systems in production and handling production issues