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Datadog Introduces Unified OpenTelemetry Collector and Agent Experience

Datadog Introduces Unified OpenTelemetry Collector and Agent Experience

New capability provides Datadog customers access to Datadog’s comprehensive observability platform, while benefiting from OpenTelemetry’s standards-based instrumentation

New capability provides Datadog customers access to Datadog's comprehensive observability platform, while benefiting from OpenTelemetry's standards-based instrumentation

June 26, 2024

2:00 PM UTC

Published by PR Newswire


NEW YORK — Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG), the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, today 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.

Today, organizations use the OpenTelemetry Collector to generate, process and flexibly route data to one or more observability platforms, which often results in a trade-off between OpenTelemetry-supported capabilities and ones offered by vendors. In addition, managing and maintaining large OpenTelemetry Collector fleets without access to dedicated support often leads to operational complexities and unmet security requirements.

“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:

The unified OpenTelemetry Collector and Datadog Agent experience is now in beta. To learn more about the unified experience, please visit: To learn more about Datadog’s commitment to and support for OpenTelemetry, please visit:

About Datadog

Datadog is the observability and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, log management, user experience monitoring, cloud security and many other capabilities to provide unified, real-time observability and security for our customers’ entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

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