SigNoz vs Datadog
For 20 APM and 50 infra hosts, SigNoz can save up to 90% of your Datadog bill - check comparison with detailed spreadsheet.
Top reasons why devs choose SigNoz over Datadog
“In order to really build trust, you have to have transparency. If you want to trust something, you want to know how it works.” - Elon Musk
SigNoz is open source
We believe the decision of choosing one product over the other ultimately comes down to trust - whether you trust the product to fulfill all your use-cases, whether you trust it to be good value for your money. Trust starts with transparency. SigNoz is open source, so you can take a look at our code, test it out, and then make an informed decision.Check out our GitHub repo
SigNoz is OpenTelemetry native
OpenTelemetry is the second most active project in the CNCF, with only Kubernetes being more active. Using an open source standard like OpenTelemetry frees you from vendor lock-in. SigNoz is built to support OpenTelemetry from Day 1. However, Datadog does not support OTel as its primary data format, and it even tried to kill an OTel pull request.
Use of columnar database for faster ingestion & aggregation
SigNoz uses ClickHouse - a fast open source distributed columnar database. Ingestion and aggregations are lightning-fast, while providing best-in-class compression for economical storage. Learn why is ClickHouse so fast.
Save up to 90% on your Datadog bill
Datadog has a very complex pricing tier which makes Datadog bills unpredictable. For 20 APM hosts, 50 infra hosts, and 2500 GB logs data, SigNoz can provide up to 9x more value than Datadog. Lean more.
No special pricing for custom metrics
Datadog’s custom metrics pricing is insane. It charges $0.5 per custom metric. You can end up with unpredictable bills, and custom metrics pricing can constitute up to 52% of your bill for a large engineering team. SigNoz does not treat custom metrics differently and charges only $0.1 per million samples. Learn more.
We provide managed self-hosted option
You can host SigNoz in your own cloud. We also provide managed services. It’s perfect for customers having data privacy and data governance requirements.
We have data centers in the EU, US, and India region to help you comply with data regulations. Get started for free
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No peak usage billing for data.
No outrageous pricing for custom metrics
Managed in your cloud options
Transparent usage-based billing
Datadog shocking bill of $65 million. Check out the HackerNews thread.
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