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Sematext vs Datadog

Summary: Datadog offers a lot, but costs a TON of money. Sematext is significantly cheaper. See visualization below or watch this 3-minute video. Datadog ROI is 13 months vs 5 months for Sematext (source: G2 reviews).

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Sematext VS Datadog

Sematext vs Datadog Pricing

"A lot of organizations are planning migrations off Datadog. Costs are INSANE - even if they love the tooling." - View this post on X

Need a visual? Check out the pricing comparisons between Sematext and Datadog below.

NEW: Set up log forwarding from Datadog to Sematext

Need Some Help Migrating?

As a bonus, our team will help you migrate from Datadog to Sematext at no extra cost. We'll do all the heavy lifting we can so that you can jump on board without a hitch. Schedule a demo call with us today, and let's make the swap together.

Why Choose Sematext?

Sematext VS Datadog

Tailored pricing without sales quotas, and no surprise bills!

Customize each plan based on daily data volume and retention period. You pick the plan with the features you like and customize it to meet the needs of your business. It's as simple as that.

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Fast and reliable support team you can count on.

In any circumstance, whether it's through email, live chat, or phone calls, you will have a premium experience and be a priority to us.

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Hyper-focused on your success.

In the world of monitoring observability, bigger isn't always better. Sematext, as a fully bootstrapped company, is agile and nimble, allowing us to quickly address customer concerns and add new features to our products.

From our perspective, Sematext is the best Datadog alternative out there and we really appreciate the predictable pricing model you have. Huge bonus.

Thomas Kremmel
Project Manager & Software Developer
Infrastructure Monitoring yesyes
Synthetic Monitoring yesyes
Real User Monitoring yesyes
Log Management yesyes
Discounts for Multiple Solutionsyesno
Free Migrationyesno
Multiple data retention options yesno
Premium support included in paid plansyesno
App-based pricingyesno
Overage protection yesno
Split view for metric correlation yesno
Status pages for Synthetic monitoring yesno
Incident tracking for Synthetic monitoringyesno
Automated Log Discovery yesno
Service Discovery yesno

Quick and Powerful Log Monitoring

Centralize your logs with Sematext and get all your insight within the same dashboard. Seamlessly integrate your favorite log shipper and get to work in minutes. No complicated setup process, and no unnecessary headaches. Take your logging experience to the next level with shared views, alerts, reliable filtering, pipelines, and a lot more.

NEW: Set up log forwarding from Datadog to Sematext

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Full stack infrastructure visibility at 1/4 the price.

Datadog starts their paid plans at $15 per host per month, and that's if you opt to be billed annually. If you cannot or just don't want to commit to pay for the full year in advance, then you'll pay $18/host/month. On the other hand, Sematext Monitoring is only $3.6 per month per host without commitment. All the same insight at a quarter of the price. And you're not trapped in an annual billing plan. 

Sematext VS Datadog

Affordable & Comprehensive Synthetic Monitoring

Datadog charges you based on the number of test runs per month. API testing costs $5 per ten thousand runs. For browser tests, you'll be charged $12 per 1,000 runs, billed annually.

If you choose Sematext Synthetics, you'll only pay $2 per API monitor and $7 per browser monitor in a Pay As You Go plan. The big difference here is that Sematext allows you to run up to 200,000 API and 15,000 browser tests per month. Sematext also offers monthly plans that give you better deals and more test runs.

Sematext VS Datadog

Actionable Data from Real User Insights

Sematext Experience offers you all the insight you need with Real User Monitoring. Learn from real users in real sessions and troubleshoot your website based on real data. Starting at just $9/month, you can customize your plan based on views and retention.

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Save Time with OOTB Dashboards

With out-of-the-box components, your dashboards have never been easier to set up. Integrate piecharts, donut charts, heat bars, heatmaps, and geo maps with the click of the mouse. Skip the learning curve and instantly gather insights and address critical issues.

Sematext VS Datadog

Faster Log Monitoring with the Quick Action Menu

In Sematext, Quick Actions allow you to quickly access the tools you most commonly use for logging, right from the log report.

Click on the field name, and quickly create pipelines, charts, and columns to help you quickly search and filter through your log data.

Click on a field value, and you have the options to include or exclude values, highlight similar values, see related metrics, toggle split screen view, and quickly copy a selected value to a clipboard for later use.

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Fast and Reliable Searching and Filtering

Blazingly fast search and filtering over massive amounts of data. Query, filter, save and analyze log data with fast and intuitive search. In fact, it's as simple as using search queries to find the exact log you're looking for.

Fields and Booleans
message:"connection closed" AND

Wildcards and Fuzzy Searches
meta.osRelease: "5.*"

Range Searches
timestamp:[20020101 TO 20030101]
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What our users say about us on G2?

Meets requirements90%87%
Ease of Use92%90%
Ease of Setup90%85%
Ease of Admin91%83%
Quality of Support93%83%
Good Partner in Business96%85%
Product Direction (% positive)94%88%
Avg. ROI (months)5mo13mo

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