DASH 2024: Guide to Datadog's Newest Announcements for Teams | Datadog

DASH 2024: Guide to Datadog's newest announcements for teams

Published: June 26, 2024

Datadog breaks down the silos that separate teams by giving everyone a unified view into the health, performance, and security of their organization’s environment. At this year’s DASH, we announced new features and capabilities to help organizations expertly manage access to data, giving all stakeholders the visibility they need while maintaining compliance. Datadog now collects and visualizes DORA metrics so you can track your software delivery velocity and stability. Teams can livestream and record terminal sessions with CoTerm for transparency into incident investigations. And Datadog Sheets lets teams analyze and share data using native spreadsheet functionality.

In this post, see these and other offerings to help you break down silos and give all teams full visibility into the data they need. Then, check out our keynote roundup for other announcements, including Datadog On-Call and much more.

Track service reliability and delivery

Improve the velocity and stability of software delivery with DORA metrics

Improve the velocity and stability of software delivery for your team or organization by tracking DORA metrics with Datadog. DORA metrics are four key engineering metrics—deployment frequency, lead time for changes, change failure rate, and time to restore service—that have emerged from more than 10 years of research by Google as key indicators of software delivery and operations performance.

Datadog now provides automated collection of DORA metrics, in public beta, via integrations with existing telemetry on the platform. See our DORA metrics documentation for more information and setup instructions.

Collect DORA metrics with Datadog.

Get a holistic view of your organization’s reliability with Datadog’s out-of-the-box SLO dashboard

Datadog’s new, out-of-the-box SLO dashboard supports aggregated views of SLOs to help engineering leadership understand their organization’s reliability at a glance. Customers can customize the dashboard to be based on groupings such as service, team, user journey, or any other tag that has been added to SLOs. A summary score, based on the remaining error budget of the underlying SLOs, makes it easy to understand SLO performance across different groups and identify areas of improvement. Once customers review their overall SLO performance, they can drill into more levels of detail to understand why certain groups are performing better or worse than others.

The OOTB SLO dashboard is now available in private beta—you can fill out this form to request access.

Give teams access to the data they need

Stream, record, and search terminal sessions with Datadog CoTerm

When investigating and resolving incidents, terminals remain an important tool alongside IDEs and web UIs like Datadog and the AWS Console. But communicating activity and progress that took place in a terminal session and storing that data for future reference and training is a manual, cumbersome process. Datadog CoTerm enables you to livestream, record, and log the contents of your terminal sessions, which you can then easily replay in a video-like player and query using full-text search. With CoTerm, you can seamlessly communicate progress around incidents, improve compliance when making changes to production systems, and review full attack lifecycles rather than just isolated evidence. See our dedicated blog post for more details.

Stream, record, and search terminal sessions with Datadog CoTerm

Query data from all of your Datadog orgs with cross-organization visibility

Some companies create and maintain multiple Datadog organizations within the same account to isolate data for a range of compliance, legal, and security reasons. But isolating critical observability data limits opportunities for collaboration, making it harder to achieve your observability goals. Now, cross-organization visibility enables customers to query metrics data between Datadog organizations within the same account and get insights from multiple organizations in one place. Cross-organization visibility is currently in private beta. Reach out to your Technical Account Manager or Customer Success Manager for more information.

Query data from across your Datadog orgs within the same account

Build custom self-serve remediation tools with App Builder

When platforms and monitoring data maintained by DevOps teams are siloed so that customer support, product, and other teams can’t access them, bottlenecks arise that can slow down critical response times. Datadog App Builder is a low-code platform for creating applications that you can use directly within Datadog, including within dashboards. Apps empower users across your organization to accelerate remediation, self-serve for common operations tasks, and glean unique monitoring insights from Datadog’s monitoring data. Apps can handle complex tasks with little end-user effort—summarizing pull requests, scaling container clusters, running serverless functions, and more. For more information, see our blog post.

App Builder DynamoDB Console app.

Analyze your data in a native spreadsheet interface with Datadog Sheets

For many teams, spreadsheets remain a powerful and necessary way to organize and analyze data. But downloading data from Datadog to a .CSV file means building ad-hoc analysis in Excel or Google Sheets that can become stale immediately. With Datadog Sheets, you can now manipulate, transform, and analyze logs, real user monitoring data, and metrics data in a familiar spreadsheet interface. For example, when investigating errors, you can open a subset of logs errors in Sheets, run an IF function to map each error to a high level category, and analyze the distribution of errors per category using a pivot table. You can also join real user monitoring data with external user data using our familiar lookup feature in order to enrich your usage analysis.

Join our private beta by filling out this form.

Analyze monitoring telemetry through spreadsheet functionality with Datadog Sheets

Manage and secure sensitive data access

Protect sensitive information with Data Access Controls

Enterprise customers need a way to make sensitive data within Datadog—PII, financial information, vulnerabilities, etc.—private to meet their security, regulatory, and internal compliance requirements. Datadog Data Access Controls provides customers the ability to use tags to restrict which data their users can query to protect this data and enable them to use it within Datadog to enrich their monitoring and security work with real business context. Data Access Controls are currently in private beta, with initial support for RUM and custom metrics data types. Reach out to your Technical Account Manager or Customer Success Manager for more information.

Protect sensitive information with Data Access Controls.

Manage your Datadog email notification recipients with the Domain Allowlist

The Domain Allowlist enables you to control which domains Datadog email notifications can be sent to. Customers can now secure email notifications from Datadog monitors within the boundary of your organization and other trusted domains, thereby safeguarding sensitive data and improving the efficiency of communications.

Improve your organization’s security and governance today with the Domain Allowlist by signing up for the private beta form here and referencing the docs.

Secure email notifications to trusted domains