Datadog Inc, a Nasdaq-listed company, is a monitoring and analytics platform founded on June 4, 2010, by Olivier Pomel and Alexis Lê-Quôc. The platform is designed for developers, IT operations teams and business users primarily operating in the cloud. Datadog's SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, log management and security monitoring.
Datadog was founded to be a cloud infrastructure monitoring service that provides alerting, an easy-to-use dashboard, and metrics visualizations. However, over the years, it has expanded its product offerings to cover service providers such as Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Red Hat OpenShift, VMware, Microsoft Azure and OpenStack. The company supports over 450 integrations.
The Datadog platform provides a range of shared features, including dashboards, analytics, collaboration tools and alerting capabilities. Its platform offers user experience monitoring, network performance monitoring, cloud security, developer-focused observability and incident management.
The company operates a fast-growing software platform that monitors customers' cloud activity and mines it for business insights. Datadog's backend uses several open and closed source technologies, including PostgreSQL, Apache Cassandra, D3 and Kafka.
Datadog uses a Go-Based Agent that is lightweight, easy to deploy and supports a wide range of programming languages. The Go-Based Agent allows customers to integrate Datadog with their existing applications and infrastructure. Go is an open-source programming language that simplifies building secure and scalable systems.
In August 2022, Datadog acquired an API observability company called Seekret. Seekret provides a platform that helps developers to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize their APIs. With this acquisition, Datadog aims to expand its capabilities in the fast-growing API observability market.
In November 2022, Datadog acquired Cloudcraft, a New York-based visualization service for cloud and system architects, for an undisclosed sum. Cloudcraft provides a platform that helps architects to design and visualize their cloud infrastructure. With this acquisition, Datadog aims to enhance its capabilities in the cloud infrastructure visualization market.
Datadog is headquartered in New York City and has offices in various locations, including London, Dublin, Paris and Tokyo. The company moved its headquarters to the New York Times building, purchasing an entire building floor to support its growing team.
Datadog acquired the Paris-based Logmatic.io in 2017. Logmatic.io specializes in machine data analysis, and the acquisition helped Datadog to strengthen its presence in the European market.
Madumbo, a company that has developed an AI-based application testing platform, joined Datadog in 2019. Adding Madumbo's technology helped Datadog enhance its application performance testing and monitoring capabilities.
Datadog went public on the Nasdaq exchange on September 19, 2019, selling 24 million shares and raising $648 million. The IPO was one of the most successful tech IPOs of that year.