As organizations increasingly migrate to the cloud, the need for robust Datadog monitoring and analytics becomes paramount. This is where Datadog, a leading cloud monitoring and observability platform, comes into play. In this blog post, we’ll explore exactly what is datadog and the seamless integration between AWS and Datadog.

Understanding Datadog

Datadog is a cloud-based monitoring and analytics platform that provides comprehensive visibility into the performance of applications, infrastructure, and networks. It enables organizations to gather and analyze data in real-time, facilitating proactive decision-making and troubleshooting.

Datodog Docs

Integration With AWS

Now let’s do Datadog integration AWS together. For this, there are two ways:

  1. Manual Setup
  2. Using Default Cloudformation Template (Recommended)
  3. AWS Integration Guide

Step-01: Create a Free tier account with Datadog

  • Go to Datadog HomePage and create your account by filling in the necessary details.
  • Follow the automatic setup instructions of Datagog docs to make your AWS account ready for integration.
  • Cloudfirmation setup
  • If you choose this method, then there is no need to create a role, grant access, etc. Just launch the given Cloudformation template, and you are ready to go.
  • After Cloudformation setup is done, open the Datadog site and add your AWS account.
  • You can check the below image, we have already added our account. You just need an API key, you can get this key easily from your Datadog profile section.

Note: Please follow the Datadog Documentation carefully, all you need is there, just read and implement.

  • After this, your setup is completed, just create infrastructure, and you easily view all the resource default metrics in the Datadog console.
  • You can check the below image, it’s an RDS database – note the resource ID.
  • Now go to your Datadog console and open the Infrastructure section; you can see your database metrics there.
  • In the above image, you can see 3 resources – out of them, the 1st is our rds instance, and the other two are EC2 instances.
  • You cross-check this on your own, just create two 2 EC2 instances in any region, and you can check their metrics in the Datadog console.


Combining the power of AWS’s scalable infrastructure with Datadog’s robust monitoring and analytics capabilities, businesses can ensure optimal performance, reduce downtime, and enhance overall operational efficiency.

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Dec 28, 2024