Datadog Announces Integration With AWS Lambda, Enables Support for Serverless Architectures

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Datadog, a monitoring solution for dynamic cloud infrastructure, has announced its integration with AWS Lambda. Datadog serves thousands of customers ranging from hyper-scale startups to enterprise-grade software companies.

“Serverless architecture is ushering in a shift in cloud computing; developers no longer have to provision or manage servers to execute their applications and companies only pay when code is executed,” said Daniel Langer, product manager, Datadog. “With Datadog’s AWS Lambda integration, users gain insight into their serverless application’s performance by adding additional logging.”

The difficulty with monitoring serverless functions would be the following: the servers that run the code are not exposed to the developers. This means traditional monitoring methods that rely on a host-based agent do not apply to AWS Lambda functions.

With Datadog’s AWS Lambda integration, developers can emit custom metrics specific to their AWS Lambda functions, right from the functions themselves, on top of monitoring the metrics provided via Amazon CloudWatch. Once collected, these metrics can then be used to create visualizations and alerts alongside operational data from the rest of the infrastructure environment for actionable insight.

“AWS Lambda enables developers to run code without needing to provision or manage servers,” said Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services (AWS). “Customers have already leveraged AWS Lambda to build serverless applications of all types ranging from web applications to mobile backends to stream data processing solutions “Datadog has been a long-term member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) and we are pleased that they have integrated offerings with AWS Lambda, providing developers with a simple and cost-effective option for visualizing and monitoring their serverless applications logs.”

Datadog offers integrations with the following AWS products:

  • AWS CloudTrail
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)
  • Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS)
  • Amazon Kinesis Firehose
  • Amazon Kinesis
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
  • Amazon Route53
  • Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES)
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
  • AWS Storage Gateway

Since launching in 2010, Datadog has been adopted by thousands of enterprises, including Twilio, Airbnb, Netflix, EA, Spotify, Warner Bros. Games and AdRoll.