Pricing | Datadog

Plans to fit your scale

Infrastructure

STARTING AT

$15

Per host, per month*

Centralize your monitoring of systems and services

*Billed annually or $18 on-demand

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Log Management

7-DAY RETENTION STARTING AT

$1.27

Per million log events, per month*

Analyze and explore log data in context with flexible retention

*Billed annually or $1.91 on-demand

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APM

STARTING AT

$31

Per host, per month*

End-to-end distributed tracing with no sampling

*Billed annually or $36 on-demand

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Serverless

STARTING AT

$5

Per function, per month*

Monitor, detect, and resolve bottlenecks and errors

*Billed annually or $7.20 on-demand

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Security Monitoring

STARTING AT

$0.20

Per GB of analyzed logs, per month*

Detect and investigate security threats in real time

*Billed annually or $0.30 on-demand

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Network Monitoring

STARTING AT

$5

Per host, per month*

Monitor devices and traffic flows for complete network visibility

*Billed annually or $7.20 on-demand

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Real User Monitoring

STARTING AT

$15

Per 10k sessions, per month*

Measure end-to-end user experience on web and mobile applications

*Billed annually or $18 on-demand

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Synthetic Monitoring

STARTING AT

$5

Per 10k test runs, per month*

API and Browser Tests for proactive, end-to-end visibility

*Billed annually or $7.20 on-demand

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Continuous Profiler

STARTING AT

$12

Per host, per month*

Optimize code performance in production

*Billed annually or $18 on-demand

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Volume discounts available. Contact us.

Infrastructure

See inside any stack, any app, at any scale, anywhere.

See inside any stack, any app, at any scale, anywhere.

free

$0

Per host, per month*

Core collection and visualization features

  • Discussion group supported
  • 1-day metric retention
  • Up to 5 hosts

pro

$15

Per host, per month*

Centralize your monitoring of systems, services, and serverless functions

  • 400+ integrations
  • Out-of-the-box dashboards
  • 15-month metric retention

enterprise

$23

Per host, per month*

Advanced features and administrative controls

  • Machine learning–based alerts
  • Live Processes
  • Premium support
FREE FEATURES
Events and Standard Metrics
Out-of-the-Box Dashboards
400+ Integrations
Host and Container Maps
Enterprise-Grade Security
Unlimited User Accounts
Full-Resolution Data Retention
Alerts
Container Monitoring
Custom Metrics
Single Sign-On with SAML
Outlier Detection
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Correlations tooltip
Anomaly Detection
Forecast Monitoring
Live Processes
Advanced Administrative Tools

ADD-ONS

 
 
 
AWS Fargate (serverless containers)

Service and Support

 
 
 
Community Forum and Online Docs
Product Training Videos
Technical Support
Dedicated Success Manager
Onboarding Support

Volume discounts available (500+ hosts/mo). Contact us.

Log Management

Analyze and explore log data in context with flexible retention

Ingest

Starting at

$0.10

Per ingested or scanned GB, per month*

Ingest, process, live tail, and archive all logs

  • Enrich and structure log data
  • Parse on ingestion
  • Generate log-based metrics
  • Self-hosted archives, with the option to rehydrate
  • Dynamic index routing

Retain or Rehydrate

7-Day Retention

  • 3-day retention
  • 7-day retention
  • 15-day retention
  • 30-day retention
  • 45-day retention
  • 60-day retention

$1.27

Per million log events, per month*

Retain logs based on their value and rehydrate from archives on-demand

  • Define log retention based on tags or facets
  • Simplified pricing based on retention for better cost control
  • Log patterns and analytics
  • Log Rehydration™ for audits and historical analysis

Extended retention plans and volume discounts available (1BN+ events/mo). Contact us.

Log Management Features

  • Unlimited Sources
  • Faceted & Full-text Search
  • 100+ Integrations
  • Custom Processing & Parsers
  • Log Analytics and Dashboarding
  • Enterprise-Grade Security
  • Unlimited User Accounts
  • Real-time Alerting
  • Logging without Limits™
  • Log-based custom metrics
  • Archive to AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage,
    and Google Cloud Storage
  • Log Rehydration™ from AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage, and Google Cloud Storage

When Combined with Infrastructure and APM Plans

  • Automated Infrastructure Tags
  • Pivot seamlessly to Infrastructure and APM

Service and Support

  • Technical Support (Chat and Email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

APM

End-to-end distributed tracing with no sampling

APM and Distributed
Tracing

$31

Per host, per month*

End-to-end distributed tracing with no sampling

  • Correlate traces with metrics, logs, processes, code profiles, and more
  • 15-minute Live Search & Analytics (150GB incl.)
  • 15-day Historical Search & Analytics (1M Indexed Spans incl.)
  • 15-month metric retention

Volume discounts available (500+ hosts/mo). Contact us.

APM Features

  • Distributed tracing for any app, at any scale
  • No sampling - Tracing without Limits™
  • End-to-end tracing and correlations
  • Search and analyze 100% of traces live for 15 minutes
  • Service dependency visualizations
  • Auto-retention of error and latency traces
  • Cross-product dashboards and alerts
  • Tag-based Retention Filters
  • Performance metrics of every deploy
  • Tag any trace with any metadata
  • Java, Python, Ruby, .NET, PHP, Go & Node
  • Trace Outliers for fast root cause detection

When Combined with Other Plans

  • Full stack visibility
  • Pivot to related metrics, traces, logs, processes,code profiles, network data, synthetic tests, and RUM sessions

Service and Support

  • Technical Support (Chat and Email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

Serverless

Monitor, detect, and resolve bottlenecks and errors

Functions

$5

Per function, per month*

Monitor, detect, and resolve bottlenecks and errors

  • Real-time serverless metrics
  • 15-month metric retention
  • Trace function invocations
  • Out-of-the-box Service Map
  • Connect traces across hosts and functions
  • 150k Indexed Spans and 5 custom metrics per function included

Serverless Features

  • Integrates with Cloudformation, Serverless Framework, SAM, Terraform
  • Out-of-the-box health dashboards for API Gateway, Step Functions, DynamoDB and more
  • Search functions and invocations using any tags
  • Optimize memory and cold starts
  • Machine learning-based monitors for actionable alerts
  • Correlate function metrics w/ business KPIs
  • Track company-wide SLOs with serverless SLIs
  • Live Analytics included to search, filter and troubleshoot errors in requests
  • Trace requests across any infrastructure
  • Available for Lambda functions written in Node.js, Python, Java, Go, Ruby, and .NET

When Combined with Log Management Plan

  • Pivot seamlessly between function metrics, traces, logs
  • Ingest, process, live tail and archive all serverless logs

Service and Support

  • Technical support (chat and email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

Security Monitoring

Detect and investigate security threats in real time

Security Monitoring

$0.20

Per GB of analyzed logs, per month*

Detect and investigate security threats in real time

  • Out-of-the-box and custom detection rules
  • Threat detection across all ingested data, regardless of retention
  • Security signals explorer and analytics
  • 15-month retention of security signals

Security Features

  • Real-time threat detection
  • Vendor-supported integrations
  • All ingested data is analyzed
  • No proprietary query language required
  • Out-of-the-box rules automatically detect attacks and misconfigurations
  • Rules mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK® framework
  • Security analytics and dashboarding
  • 15-month retention of security signals
  • Unlimited user accounts
  • Deployment in minutes

When Combined with Other Plans

  • Pivot seamlessly to related metrics, traces, and logs during investigations
  • Correlate security signals and detailed observability data

Service and Support

  • Technical Support (Chat and Email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

Network Monitoring

Monitor devices and traffic flows for complete network visibility

Network Performance
Monitoring

$5

Per host, per month*

Understand network traffic patterns and search with tags

  • Visualize flows on the network map
  • Slice-and-dice traffic by host, process, container, service, AZ, and more
  • 6 million flows per host included

Network Device
Monitoring

$7

Per device, per month*

Monitor the health and performance of on-premise network devices

  • Out-of-the-box metrics collected from switches, routers, firewalls and more
  • Visualize interface bandwidth and utilization, disk, fan, and other hardware health
  • Comprehensive and customizable alerts

Volume discounts available (500+ hosts/mo). Contact us.

Network Monitoring Features

  • Network traffic mapping
  • Meaningful traffic aggregation
  • Hybrid, on-premise, and cloud coverage
  • Hardware and flow data side-by-side
  • User-defined tagging
  • Cross-AZ traffic analysis
  • External traffic tracking
  • Deployment in minutes

When Combined with Infrastructure, APM, and Log Management Plans

  • Pivot seamlessly to hosts, logs, and traces
  • Automated service and host tags

Service and Support

  • Technical Support (Chat and Email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

Real User Monitoring

Measure end-to-end user experience on web and mobile applications

Real User Monitoring

$15

Per 10k sessions, per month*

Understand your real users experience with web and mobile applications

  • Identify, troubleshoot and resolve performance issues
  • Collect and track application errors and crashes with Error Tracking
  • Automatically link frontend requests to backend APM traces

Volume discounts available. Contact us.

Real User Monitoring Features

  • Lightweight SDK for browser and mobile
  • Automatically collect user actions (click, scroll, tap) or add custom user actions
  • OOTB dashboards for performance, errors and resources
  • Add custom attributes and metrics for business context
  • Explore RUM data at infinite cardinality
  • Visualize user activity by geolocation, device, OS and more
  • Granular control of data collected by SDKs
  • Performance data down to the page or screen level for every user session

When Combined with Infrastructure, APM, and Log Management Plans

  • Full stack visibility
  • Pivot to related metrics, traces, and logs

Service and Support

  • Technical Support (Chat and Email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

Synthetic Monitoring

API and Browser Tests for proactive, end-to-end visibility

API Tests

$5

Per ten thousand test runs, per month*

Proactively monitor site availability

  • Monitor uptime SLAs and SLOs
  • Globally managed locations
  • Sophisticated alerting capabilities

Browser Tests

$12

Per thousand test runs, per month*

Easily monitor critical user journeys

  • Record tests without code
  • Intelligent, self-maintaining tests
  • View screenshots and front-end errors for every step

Volume discounts available. Contact us.

Synthetic Monitoring Features

  • Track site uptime and latency
  • Understand global performance
  • Track SLAs and SLOs
  • Customize frequency of test runs
  • Latency display of DNS, SSL, TTFB, and more.
  • Web-Recorder for code-free test creation
  • AI-driven Self-Maintaining Tests
  • Waterfall visualization and screenshots
  • Real-time alerting with rich context
  • Easy sorting and filtering with tags

When Combined with Infrastructure, APM, and Log Management Plans

  • Full-stack visibility
  • Pivot to related metrics, traces, and logs

Service and Support

  • Technical Support (Chat and Email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

Continuous Profiler

Optimize code performance in production

Continuous Profiler

$12

Per host, per month*

Analyze code-level performance, increase efficiency, and reduce cloud provider costs

  • Discover bottlenecks in your code
  • Quick actionable insights with automatic code analysis
  • 4 profiled containers per host included

Continuous Profiler Features

  • Designed to be always-on in production
  • Troubleshoot and optimize bottlenecks in your code to reduce cloud provider costs
  • Minimal performance overhead
  • Correlate code profiles with traces
  • Various profiling types for deeper insights (e.g. CPU, memory, lock, wall time, I/O)
  • Automatic analysis and actionable insights
  • Long-term performance metrics and trends
  • Cutting-edge technologies (e.g. JDK Flight Recorder)
  • Search profiles using any tag on any dimension
  • Language support for Java, Go, and Python (more coming soon)

When Combined with Infrastructure, APM, and Log Management Plans

  • Full stack visibility
  • Pivot to related metrics, traces, processes, and logs

Service and Support

  • Technical Support (Chat and Email)
  • Community Forum and Online Docs

Common Questions

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

How do you define a host?

A host is any physical or virtual OS instance that you monitor with Datadog.

How do I monitor containers?

The Datadog Agent runs in a container alongside any number of other containers on a host. From there it can collect metrics from its neighboring containers and from the host itself. Depending on your plan, you can monitor 10 or 20 containers free for each host license.

Additional containers will be billed at $0.002 per container per hour. In addition, you can purchase prepaid containers at $1 per container per month.

What is a custom metric?

Datadog was designed to allow you to monitor your own custom applications and business metrics—not just your infrastructure. You can send any and all of your organization's important metrics to Datadog for graphing, alerting, correlation, anomaly detection and more. Example uses: monitoring ad revenue, the rate at which shopping carts are abandoned, or the health of an in-game economy. Many customers find these metrics invaluable, especially when combined with infrastructure metrics.

How can I send custom metrics and events?

You can send Datadog custom metrics in three ways:

  • The Datadog Agent ships with DogStatsD so you can submit custom metrics via the Agent’s non-blocking API functions for many programming languages.

  • The Datadog Agent allows for the creation of custom integrations via plugins to the Agent. This plugin system allows the Agent to collect custom metrics on your behalf. Integrations which are contributed back to the Datadog Agent convert to standard metrics.

  • Datadog also has a full-featured API that you can send your metrics to—either directly over HTTP or with a language-specific library.

How can I be sure my data is secure?

Security is our top priority. This includes, universal HTTPS, strong TLS configuration, and HTTP Strict Transport Security. Our Agent is open-source, which means it can be reviewed to ensure it meets your security requirements.

Are there other billing options?

Annual, monthly and hourly plans are available. We can customize billing plans to meet your needs. For a detailed explanation of billing, please see our Billing FAQ.

Do you have special offerings for partners?

We’re always looking to partner with technology and service providers and resellers. See our Partners page for more.

Log Management

How do you define retention?

The retention period is the number of days your logs are searchable and analyzable. After this period, logs disappear from your index(es).

Logs removed from your index(es) do not have to be gone forever! Check out our Log Archives for long-term storage options.

What happens if I send an unexpectedly high volume of logs?

By committing to a monthly volume of logs, you aren’t rate-limited based on a single day's volume. Send as much as you need on any given day without losing visibility. Assuming your average is lower on other days, your bill is unaffected.

In those cases where you have a big month, not to worry! You maintain complete visibility and pay for additional services (+50% of the annual price) only on the volume that exceeds your commitment.

I know my consumption in GB/day: how do I convert it into millions of log events?

Log events come in all shapes and sizes, which is precisely why we offer event-based pricing! We want to encourage rich logs to provide the most value.

The best way to get the number of log events during your Datadog trial is to run a count query over the last 24 hours and multiply by 30 days to estimate for the month. This can, of course, also be done in your current log management solution, if you have one.

How do I monitor containers?

The Datadog Agent runs in a container alongside any number of other containers on a host. From there it can collect metrics and logs from its neighboring containers and from the host itself.

How are log-based metrics billed?

Log-based metrics can either be counted towards your Custom Metrics allocation as outlined in your infrastructure plan or charged on-demand starting at $5/100 metrics.

How can I be sure my data is secure?

Security is our top priority. This includes, TCP/SSL Strict Transport Security, agent-level scrubbing and SOC 2 compliance. Our Agent is open-source, which means it can be reviewed to ensure it meets your security requirements.

Are there other billing options?

Annual and monthly plans are available. We can customize billing plans to meet your needs. For a detailed explanation of billing, please see our Billing FAQ.

How can I manage my highly dynamic log volume in a cost-effective way without losing visibility?
We've designed our Log Management offer knowing from day 1 that managing large and fluctuating log volumes is a common problem. We have various innovative solutions for this, which you can learn more about from our dedicated article here.
Can I subscribe to Log Management without using Datadog Infrastructure or APM?
Having all your infrastructure, APM, and log data under one roof is something we definitely encourage, but you can also subscribe only to Datadog's Log Management. Learn how to configure only log collection here.

APM

How does APM work?
We provide comprehensive documentation here and encourage you to take a read.
What languages do you support?
Java, Python, Ruby, Go, Node, .NET and PHP.
Can I run APM with containers?
Yes, you can run APM in a containerized environment. AWS Fargate is also supported.
What kind of billing plan do I need to run APM?
APM can be purchased in addition to either Pro or Enterprise plans.
Can I add custom instrumentation on top of Datadog’s out-of-the-box instrumentation?
Yes. We provide auto-instrumentation for popular libraries and frameworks, but you can easily add custom instrumentation if desired.
Can I ingest additional spans for Tracing without Limits™?
Yes. While we include 150GB per APM host by default for Ingested Spans, you can always ingest additional traces and spans for 15-minute live search and analytics at $0.10/GB.
Can I modify the retention period of Indexed Spans for Tracing without Limits™?
Yes. While our default retention for Indexed Spans is 15 days at $1.70 per million spans per month, you can also choose 7 days at $1.27 per million spans or 30 days at $2.50 per million spans (billed annually). If you need longer retention, please reach out to your Customer Success or Sales rep to customize
What is the difference between ingestion and retention?
Ingestion means sending your traces to Datadog. By default, you can now ingest 100% of your traces with no sampling upfront and have them available for live search and analytics for 15 minutes. Retention means storing your most important traces (e.g. error or high-latency ones) and have them available for search and analysis during a retention period of your choice (15 days by default). Datadog offers its customers full control over the traces they ingest, as well as the ones they retain and for how long.
How do you define retention?
The retention period is the number of days your traces and spans are searchable and analyzable. After this period, they disappear from your index(es). We offer a 15-day retention period by default but we provide full flexibility and control over what is retained and for how long.
Do I have to ingest and/or retain 100% of my traces?
Datadog provides full control to its customers. With an intuitive user interface, you can decide what to send to Datadog as well as which traces to retain and for how long. This way, customers get full control over their tracing data and their network-bandwidth-related costs.
Are there other billing options?
Annual, monthly and hourly plans are available. We can customize billing plans to meet your needs. For a detailed explanation of billing, please see our Billing FAQ.

Serverless

How do you define an active function?

To identify active functions, Datadog counts the number of functions that run one or more times every hour, and averages this at the end of the month. For a detailed explanation, please see the Serverless billing docs.

How can I send custom metrics w/ serverless functions?

You can send custom metrics using the Datadog Lambda Layers and open-source packages.

What AWS Lambda runtimes do you support?

Python, Node.js, Go, Ruby, Java, and .NET

How can I send my serverless logs to Datadog?

AWS service logs are collected with the Datadog Forwarder Lambda function.

Can I monitor other AWS services used alongside my Lambda functions?

Yes, Datadog has an easy to set up AWS integration which immediately pulls in metrics and more from 70+ AWS services, including Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS AppSync, Amazon SQS, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Step Functions.

Security Monitoring

Which logs are analyzed by detection rules?
All ingested logs are analyzed by detection rules. In particular, detection rules analyze logs even if the customer decides not to index them.
What detection rules are available out of the box?
Datadog continuously releases new detection rules, which are automatically enabled for existing customers. To explore default threat detection rules, please visit our public docs.
How are detection rules categorized?
Rules that detect potential attacker techniques are mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK® framework. Rules that detect potential misconfigurations are aligned to the relevant compliance frameworks and controls.
Can users write their own custom threat detection rules?
Yes, Security Monitoring includes a rule editor that lets users edit default detection rules or write their own. The editor does not require users to learn a proprietary query language.
Is there an additional cost for writing custom threat detection rules?
No, Security Monitoring covers the analysis of ingested logs both by default detection rules, as well as by any user-defined detection rules.
Is there an additional cost for retaining security signals generated by detection rules?
No, Security Monitoring covers the retention of security signals for 15 months.
Are there other billing options?
Annual and monthly plans are available. We can customize billing plans to meet your needs. For a detailed explanation of billing, please see our Billing FAQ.

Network Monitoring

How do you define a host?
A host is any physical or virtual OS instance that you have installed the agent on and enabled network monitoring for.
How do you define a flow?
A flow is a record of traffic sent and received between a source (IP:Port) and destination (IP:Port) over a five minute time period. In some cases, similar destinations are grouped into a single flow to reduce the total flow count.
How do you bill for flows beyond the included amount?
Datadog offers 6 million flows for every host monitored with network monitoring. This is calculated across your entire account, not on a per-host basis. Beyond this limit, Datadog charges $1.27 / million flows, although it is rare for our customers to exceed the included volume.
Can I run network monitoring with containers?
Yes, Datadog’s network monitoring is designed to work naturally in containerized and dynamic environments. User-defined tags allow you to slice and dice network flows by almost anything, including containers, clusters, pods, and deployments.
Can I subscribe to network monitoring without using Datadog Infrastructure, Log Management, or APM?
Having all your infrastructure, traces, logs, and network monitoring under one roof is something we definitely encourage for comprehensive visibility, but you are able to subscribe separately. Right now, only an Infrastructure Pro or Enterprise plan is required to subscribe to Network monitoring.

Real User Monitoring

How is a session defined?
A session is a user journey on your web application. It expires after 15 minutes of inactivity. For a detailed explanation of user sessions, please see our docs.
Are mobile and browser sessions counted separately or treated the same?
The same. For example, if you purchase 100k RUM sessions you can use 80k on browser and 20k on mobile, or any proportion adding to 100k.
What data does Datadog's RUM collect?
We collect all the pages and screens visited by end users along with telemetry that matters: Browser, Mobile.
What languages do you support instrumentation for?
We collect the same data for all web applications. For mobile apps we currently support Android (Java and Kotlin) and iOS (Swift and Objective-C) is in beta.
Can I view logs from the browser or mobile app in RUM?
Yes, these logs are automatically tied to the corresponding RUM session, making it easy to monitor when they happen during the user journey.
How can I begin setup for RUM?
Setup steps can be found in our docs: Browser, Mobile.

Synthetic Monitoring

What’s the difference between API Tests and Browser Tests?
API Tests monitor single endpoints or URLs, whereas Browser Tests monitor business transactions or user journeys that may involve multiple steps and pages.
Are you able to alert on Synthetic monitors?
Yes, alerts are built in and triggered automatically when your tests fail. Datadog also integrates with your favorite collaboration/communication tools such as Slack, Pagerduty, ServiceNow, and more.
Can I view endpoint requests end-to-end?
Yes, with the out-of-the-box APM integration, you are able to tie back any synthetic tests to their corresponding back-end, code-level insights for minimal mean time to resolution.
How does the Web Recorder work?
The Web Recorder allows you to record browser tests simply by interacting with a page as an end-user would. Our chrome extension allows you to view your site on one side of the app, and recorded steps on the left. You can rearrange, delete, or add assertions as needed, all through our easy to use interface. This makes it incredible easy for anyone, regardless of technical knowledge, to create and maintain these tests.
What are Self-Maintaining Browser Tests?
Datadog’s Self-Maintaining Browser Tests are AI-powered and intelligently re-identify elements on a page and update themselves even as web pages are changed or evolve over time. This reduces the number of false alarms triggered and time spent updating scripted tests.
Can I import my Selenium Tests into Datadog?
No, we recommend creating your tests in Datadog via the Web Recorder as your scripted tests break or become outdated. Creating tests via the Web Recorder is very intuitive and simple, and takes only a couple minutes.
What counts as an API test run?
Each hit being made on your endpoint counts as a single test run. If a test is set to run from 3 locations every minute, the test will count as 180 test runs in an hour.
What counts as a browser test run?
Each simulation of a full transaction (25 steps) counts as a single test run. A single test containing 50 steps counts as 2 test runs on each execution. So, running a 51 step test (counting as 3 test runs) every 15 minutes from 5 different locations and 2 different devices means the test will count as 120 test runs in an hour.
How do browser test subtests participate in Synthetics billing?

The steps of a test A running as a subtest of a test B are flattened at each test B execution and considered as regular steps of parent test B. If test B has 15 regular steps and includes test A, a subtest with 5 steps, each time test B runs, it goes through 20 steps. One test B execution from one location, one device at one point in time consequently corresponds to one browser test result.

If test A is also running as a standalone test, test A’s steps are also counted toward test A own test result count. Test A has 5 steps, each time test A runs, it goes through 5 steps. One test A execution from one location, one device at one point in time consequently corresponds to one browser test result.

Continuous Profiler

What is Continuous Profiler?
Continuous Profiler is a tool to observe and analyze code-level performance in your production environment at all times with minimal overhead. It allows developers to identify and optimize the most resource-consuming methods in their code. We provide comprehensive documentation here and encourage you to take a read.
How is Continuous Profiler billed?
Continuous Profiler is billed per host, per month. The price includes 4 containers running profiled applications per host. Additional containers will cost only $2 each. Annual, month-to-month, and on-demand billing plans are available. For a detailed explanation of billing, please see our Billing FAQ.
How do you define a profiled host?
A profiled host is a physical or virtual operating system instance which is running a profiled application. To be profiled, the host would need to have the agent installed and profiling enabled. The same logic applies to profiled containers. For more information visit our Billing FAQ.
Which languages are supported?
Currently supported languages are Java, Go, and Python. Node.js is in public beta and support for profiling in Ruby, PHP and .NET is coming soon.
How does Datadog Continuous Profiler work?
Our profilers constantly collect representative samples of all stack traces, aggregate them over a 60-second time period and and forwards them through the Datadog agent. This is done continuously in one-minute intervals which means you will never lose code-level visibility in your services. To profile your services, simply import our profiling library or enable an environment variable flag when you run the APM tracer.
How do you ensure minimal performance impact in production?
We use the latest, most cutting-edge technologies, such as the JDK Flight Recorder, to ensure that performance impact is minimal even with full production workloads. Additionally, our profilers do not interrupt or interfere with any of your service requests hence we introduce no additional request latency.
How is profiling different from tracing?
Tracing measures latency of requests across services in distributed systems, whereas profiling provides deeper insights on all that happened on the code level of the services.
What are the benefits of Datadog Continuous Profiler?
Continuous Profiler is tightly integrated with the rest of the Datadog platform and it extends our seamless correlations between metrics, traces, and logs to the code level. This is extremely useful for code performance optimization, cost savings on cloud provider bills, and reducing request latency for improved user experience.
What types of profiles are available?
CPU, Memory Allocation, Lock, Wall Time, Disk IO, and Socket IO profiles. For more information visit our documentation page.