Datadog Adds Synthetic Monitoring
November 19, 2018
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Datadog announced Datadog Synthetics, a new capability that monitors application and API availability by simulating user traffic.

Synthetics is built on Datadog’s unified platform for infrastructure and application performance monitoring, allowing for logs, traces, and infrastructure metrics related to issues detected by Synthetics to be instantly available for troubleshooting.

Datadog simplifies alerting and troubleshooting of issues detected via Synthetics by providing engineering teams with all of the data that has been collected by the Datadog platform related to a website problem. Once Synthetics identifies an issue, related infrastructure metrics, logs, and traces collected from the services, applications, and hosts or containers running the website are automatically surfaced. This instant delivery of performance data enables immediate root cause diagnostics, significantly minimizing the time to resolution of an issue.

“The performance of a given web page or API can have a significant impact on our customers’ businesses,” said Albert Wang, Director of Product Management at Datadog. “With Synthetics, these customers can be proactively alerted to poor performance, bugs, and outages and dig more deeply into their causes with Datadog’s fully integrated infrastructure monitoring, application tracing, and log management products.“

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