Three Pillars of Observability: Metrics, Traces & Logs | Datadog

Three Pillars of Observability

Unify your metrics, traces, and logs all in one place with Datadog.

Observability requires insight into metrics, traces, and logs - the three pillars. Datadog is a SaaS monitoring and security platform that combines the three pillars of observability and more in one unified platform to enable full visibility across the stack.


Track the three pillars of observability across your stack

Monitor metrics, traces, and logs in one unified place.
  • Collect and visualize metrics and set up alerts for potential issues for insights into the performance and health of your systems
  • Optimize your application performance with end-to-end visibility into real requests and code with distributed tracing
  • Cost-efficiently debug, audit, and analyze logs from all your services, applications, and platforms at scale
Track the three pillars of observability across your stack

Gain full observability into modern applications

Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize in context with three pillars of observability coverage.
  • Pull in metrics from across dynamic and hybrid infrastructures at 15-second granularity to aggregate and visualize key information about your environment
  • Leverage advanced app analytics and sophisticated trace search capabilities to seamlessly correlate application performance data
  • Synthesize, parse, and enrich all your logs in a no-code-required UI and set up flexible ingestion rules to prioritize logs from your most important systems

Expand monitoring coverage for complex apps and services

Monitor other parts of your stack with the Datadog platform.
  • Enhance insight from your traces with continuous profiling, error tracking, and mobile RUM
  • Monitor and protect your full system with end-to-end integration of tools like network monitoring, incident management, compliance monitoring, and more
  • Harness powerful dashboarding capabilities right out of the box for actionable insights and collaboration across teams

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 Observability Data in Real Time

Seamlessly navigate, pinpoint, and resolve performance issues in context.


Host and Container Maps

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


Synchronized Dashboards

Track incidents across metrics with a common tagging structure.


Service Map

Map application data flows and dependencies in real time.

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