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Proactive Monitoring

Monitor your systems proactively with machine learning based features from Datadog.

Proactive monitoring is key to flagging potential issues with your applications and infrastructure early, enabling you to respond quickly and reduce downtime. But knowing what to look for at all times and identifying novel problems is difficult. Datadog alerts and Watchdog are powered by machine learning and help reduce gaps in your monitoring so you can catch issues.


Identify user experience issues before they occur

  • Track and alert on global API endpoint response times, HTTP status codes, and SLOs like error budgets and burn rate
  • Create automated browser tests without a query language to ensure user actions execute accurately across devices and locations
  • Proactively monitor recurring checks for UI changes and new elements using self maintaining browser tests
Test global application response times with synthetic and browser tests

Utilize machine learning based alerts for proactive monitoring

  • Algorithmically discover seasonal trends and only alert on behavior outside of historical patterns with anomaly detection
  • Use tags to detect outliers, like specific hosts or availability zones, that are behaving unusually compared to their established group
  • Proactively monitor and predict metric behavior and get notified when a machine learning projected threshold is breached with forecasting
Use machine learning to alert on anomalous behavior

Proactively monitor the “unknown unknowns” in your systems

  • Automatically surface anomalous behavior without manually setting up and configuring alerts with the Watchdog auto-detection engine
  • Detect application and infrastructure issues with proactive monitoring of hits, error rates, latency or metrics from turnkey integrations
  • Evaluate curated issue summaries, detailed performance information, and automatically search for irregularities in related metrics with Metric Correlations
Proactively monitor your systems with auto-detection from Watchdog

The Essential Monitoring and Security Platform for the Cloud Age

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


Analyze and optimize user journeys in context

Leverage Datadog to proactively monitor for and resolve performance issues.



Auto-detect and surface performance problems without manual alert configuration.


App Analytics

Search, filter, and analyze distributed traces at infinite cardinality.


Service Map

Map applications and their supporting architecture in real-time.

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Proactive Monitoring Resources

Learn about Datadog's proactive monitoring features.

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Proactive Monitoring with Datadog