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

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Adding Datadog synthetic browser tests to our CI pipelines was a big game changer for us. Developers are no longer avoiding production changes. They're now deploying with confidence.

Viljami Kuosmanen

Viljami Kuosmanen

Head of Engineering,

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.


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Proactively monitor your endpoints with API tests

  • Validate all layers of your systems (HTTP, SSL, DNS, WebSocket, TCP, UDP, ICMP, and gRPC) 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 synthetic tests from your own secured private locations.

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.