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Install the Datadog Agent

The Datadog Agent is a lightweight piece of open-source software that runs on your hosts and collects events and metrics for analysis. Download the Datadog Agent now and get started with Datadog.

The Datadog Agent is software that runs on your hosts. It collects events and metrics from hosts and sends them to Datadog, where you can analyze your monitoring and performance data. It can run on your local hosts (Windows, MacOS), containerized environments (Docker, Kubernetes), and in on-premises data centers. You can install and configure it using configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible).

The Agent is able to collect 75 to 100 system level metrics every 15 to 20 seconds. With additional configuration, the Agent can send live data, logs, and traces from running processes to the Datadog Platform The Datadog Agent is open source and its source code is available on GitHub at DataDog/datadog-agent.


Monitor Key Database Metrics Alongside the Rest of Your Stack

  • Monitor your MongoDB databases, cloud services, containers, and serverless functions all in one place with Datadog’s lightweight agent and 750+ vendor-backed integrations
  • Create custom, drag-and-drop dashboards within seconds
  • Seamlessly navigate between your logs, infrastructure metrics, and application traces all within 1 platform

Use One Agent to Monitor Your Entire Stack

  • Keep your systems fast with our lightweight, eBPF-based agent and easy onboarding
  • Use one agent for everything, including metrics, traces, and logs
  • Deploy in minutes with 750+ integrations and no devices to install
  • Train teams easily with Datadog’s intuitive interface

Lightweight Overhead

  • The Datadog Agent is designed to process the maximum amount of data, as quickly as possible, with as low of CPU use as possible.
  • Out of the box, you can expect the Datadog agent to use ~0.08% of the CPU.

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Datadog brings together end-to-end traces, metrics, and logs to make your applications, infrastructure, and third-party services entirely observable.

Platform Diagram

Optimize your systems with end-to-end cloud observability

Install the Dataog Agent and see inside any stack, any app, at any scale, anywhere in one cloud observability platform


Host and Container Maps

Visualize the status of your servers or containers in a single view.


Synchronized Dashboards

Track incidents across metrics with a common tagging structure.



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