Collaborate, Share, and Track Performance With Slack and Datadog | Datadog

Collaborate, share, and track performance with Slack and Datadog

Author Rudy Bunel

Published: April 29, 2014

Whether you have 50 servers or 5,000 or you’re a team of 2 or 20, you know that collaboration and real-time communication are key to strong performance, which is the reason why Datadog is pleased to announce our new integration with Slack.

Our Slack integration brings Datadog events and alerts directly to your Slack chat rooms. By mentioning “@slack-room_name” (e.g. @slack-datadog) within Datadog, you can keep your team updated on performance issues, share graphs, and send alerts and events to specific Slack chat rooms.

Keep your team up-to-date on performance issues

When you’re fixing a pressing production issue, nothing is more distracting than having your team constantly asking for updates. The Slack integration provides a way to automatically keep the entire team updated. Simply mention “@slack-room_name” from the Datadog stream to spread the word and keep everyone informed.

Share Datadog graphs with your team

Click the camera icon on any Timeboard graph to share a snapshot with your team.

Slack chat and Datadog

Then, for instant notification, @mention your team’s chat room and add some context to help your colleagues understand the problem you’re seeing.

Slack chat and Datadog

The snapshot will show up in your Slack channel updating everyone on the issue.

Slack chat and Datadog

Send Datadog alerts to Slack chat rooms

If you want Datadog to send alerts directly to Slack, add the Slack chat room to the notification list of any alert. You will be notified the next time the alert triggers and Datadog will post the relevant snapshot for you.

Slack chat and Datadog

Track issues using Slack’s text search function

Slack offers a powerful search function. Conversations, files, links, as well as content integrated from Datadog are searchable in Slack helping you keep track of issues and events that occurred in the past.

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