Datadog Agents Integrates with OpenTelemetry Collector
June 27, 2024
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Datadog announced a unified experience integrating the Datadog Agent and OpenTelemetry Collector.

With this announcement, customers can use Datadog’s fully supported Agent while accessing the complete capabilities of the OpenTelemetry Collector, onboard quickly using the existing collector configuration and centralize the management of collectors remotely—all while benefiting from Datadog’s reliability and global support team.

“Datadog is a top-ten contributor to OpenTelemetry and today’s announcement continues our ongoing commitment to that community and open standards. Now users can simultaneously leverage Datadog’s leading observability products alongside OpenTelemetry Collector capabilities in a unified approach,” said Yrieix Garnier, VP of Product at Datadog. “Both Datadog and OpenTelemetry users will benefit from enhanced interoperability between OpenTelemetry and Datadog, better control over their OpenTelemetry data and greater flexibility in how they collect telemetry data—all while receiving assistance for any technical or security issue.”

With the unified OpenTelemetry Collector and Datadog Agent experience, users can:

- Access Datadog’s comprehensive observability solutions alongside existing OpenTelemetry capabilities, enriching OTLP data.

- Manage fleets of embedded OpenTelemetry Collectors remotely with Datadog Fleet Automation and onboard faster without manual configurations.

- Receive dedicated assistance for onboarding and troubleshooting from Datadog’s global support team when using the Datadog Agent with the OpenTelemetry Collector and Datadog’s SaaS platform.

The unified OpenTelemetry Collector and Datadog Agent experience is now in beta.

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