Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest-growing cloud platforms in the world, offering a wide range of products for deployment, testing, and cloud storage. Datadog is committed to maintaining an extensible monitoring solution for Azure’s growing ecosystem that doesn’t require lots of manual configuration. That’s why we are excited to announce the following enhancements to Datadog’s Azure integration:
- Reduced latency for Azure Monitor metrics ingestion
- An easily deployable template for automated Azure log collection
- New out-of-the-box dashboards for Azure CosmosDB and Azure API Management Services
Up-to-date metrics are essential for maintaining comprehensive visibility into any environment. We have always collected all standard metrics from Azure Monitor, but thanks to our close collaboration with Microsoft’s development team, these metrics now appear in Datadog significantly faster than they did in the past. By reducing Azure Monitor metric collection latency by over 40 percent, we’ve set a new industry standard and ensured that all of your Datadog dashboards and monitors contain the most up-to-date information. You can now rest assured that changes in key metrics, such as deployment failures on Azure App Service and exceeded resource limits on Azure SQL Database, will be reflected in Datadog as quickly as possible.
Azure logs provide vital, detailed information about activity in your Azure environment, which can help you assess the severity of an error or outage—and identify its root cause. Datadog Log Management enables you to store every ingested log in one place—and provides you with sophisticated search, filter, and alerting tools to help you get the most out of your log data. Our recent updates to our Azure integration include an easily deployable template that streamlines the Azure log collection process. Users can simply modify and run a Powershell script to create and configure the template, so Azure Platform logs can start flowing into Datadog in minutes.
At Datadog, we are always looking for opportunities to expand our out-of-the-box offerings, so users can start monitoring the technologies they rely on as quickly as possible. That’s why we are happy to introduce brand new out-of-the-box dashboards for two of Azure’s most popular services: Azure CosmosDB and Azure API Management Service.
Azure CosmosDB is a multi-model, globally distributed, and fully managed NoSQL Database service for modern app development. CosmosDB’s flexible approach enables its users to store data in a variety of forms, which can be accessed through several popular APIs, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, and Gremlin. Datadog’s new Azure CosmosDB dashboard provides immediate insight into the performance of your CosmosDB instance. For example, you can visualize platform-level metrics, such as total request units consumed, as well as API-level metrics, such as the number of Cassandra keyspaces created, in order to better understand your CosmosDB usage.
Azure API Management Service is a scalable, multi-cloud API management platform that allows users to create consistent and modern API gateways for backend services. With Datadog’s new out-of-the-box Azure API Management Service Dashboard, you can gain vital insights into how your API gateways perform for your web applications deployed in various Azure regions. This new dashboard will enable you to recognize service outages, view request breakdowns, and monitor utilization rates for your API gateways so you can respond quickly to any concerning activity.
These enhancements to the Azure integration are now available. For more information on how to get up and running with them, check out our documentation. And if you’re not yet using Datadog but you’d like to get comprehensive insights into the performance and health of your Azure infrastructure, sign up for a 14-day free trial.