Synthetic Monitoring - API and Browser Testing | Datadog
Synthetic Monitoring, Simplified

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Datadog Synthetic Monitoring allows you to create code-free tests that proactively simulate user transactions on your applications and monitor key network endpoints across various layers of your systems. Quickly detect user-facing issues with API and browser tests—and jump-start system-wide investigations so you can optimize performance and enhance your end-user experience.


Proactively monitor your endpoints with API tests

  • Validate all layers of your systems (HTTP, SSL, ICMP, TCP, and DNS) from several worldwide locations
  • View a breakdown of network timing data for faster root cause analysis
  • Verify end-to-end workflows by chaining HTTP requests and API calls in multistep API tests
View a Datadog API test result and view detailed metrics to understand global performance.

Capture critical transactions with our code-free, fully hosted web recorder

  • Monitor key workflows with step-by-step screenshots of the end-user view and waterfall visualizations
  • Add meaningful assertions to verify exactly what your users are seeing—and build subtests to easily include common steps in multiple tests
  • Browser tests intelligently detect UI changes and update automatically to reduce alert fatigue

Shift testing to the left in your CI/CD pipeline

  • Incorporate Synthetic tests in your CI pipelines for early issue detection and remediation
  • Evaluate the state of your production environment after each deployment to identify regressions and automate rollbacks
  • Minimize downtime and streamline collaboration by eliminating the need for disparate teams to maintain separate testing scenarios

Monitor any environment from your own secured private locations

  • Gain visibility into internal and external apps from inside your network
  • Easily deploy and scale with our integrations for Docker, Kubernetes, and more
  • Create custom locations in areas that are mission-critical to your business to ensure that key applications are available to users at all times
Create a synthetic test from worldwide managed locations or containerized private locations in your infrastructure.

Reduce mean time to resolution with full-stack visibility

  • Get full context for troubleshooting failed test runs with correlated metrics, traces, and logs—without switching between platforms
  • Visualize application uptime data alongside key business metrics
  • Monitor and maintain your SLAs by proactively tracking SLOs with Synthetic tests
Results from a browser test correlated with backend data: trace, metrics, logs, and more.

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