Implementing Datadog for Carlsberg and Sligro
The main reason for Carlsberg to start utilizing Datadog was the platform as a service concept, multiple types of functionality such as metrics, logging and APM all centralized on one platform that is easily accessible by everyone.
Although Sligro was using New Relic as monitoring tool for their old web shop, at the start of the new E-Commerce project (as suggested by SQLI), Sligro choose for utilizing Datadog as their main monitoring solution.
Carlsberg's experience with Datadog
The main reason for Carlsberg to start utilizing Datadog was the platform as a service concept; multiple types of functionality such as metrics, logging, and APM, all centralized on one platform that’s easily accessible by everyone.
As Carlsberg is working with multiple organizations and teams, starting with Datadog made it easier for them to connect everyone to a single platform, thanks to the out-of-the-box support of Azure Kubernetes Service. This liberated them from the old set of monitoring tools they were using at the time, such as Azure Insights and Splunk, ELK, and Kibana. Datadog provides extensive documentation combined with a fast and intuitive interface, therefore all parties involved (IT, Management, and Business) could quickly setup dashboards for their specific needs.
SQLI functioned as the driving force behind the Datadog implementation from the start, by having our experienced engineers set up the agents, monitors, dashboards, and custom checks. Of course we also offer continued support; SQLI can quickly make adjustments or improvements whenever they are required, and provide continuous documentation on the monitoring that is present within Datadog.
The Datadog monitoring platform comes equipped with many features and an enormous amount of integrations. This enabled Carlsberg to extend their monitoring far beyond the normal functionality, a feat not often matched by other platforms. These features and integrations are constantly updated, and new features are even added on a regular basis, allowing them to constantly improve the monitoring and make adjustments according to the different needs of all parties involved.
What Datadog has done for Sligro
Although Sligro was using New Relic as monitoring tool for their old web shop, when SQLI set them on their path towards a new e-commerce platform they opted for Datadog as their main monitoring solution. Because multiple partners were involved in this project, it was of the utmost importance to have one single source of truth and avoid that different parties would create their own monitoring setup.
This next generation e-commerce solution uses several AWS services, such as EKS, Autoscaling, and Aurora RDS. With how easily Datadog integrates with these technologies, we were able to create dashboards, monitors and alerts for all the partners involved.
As time passed, Sligro became increasingly enamoured of the power and flexibility provided by Datadog, to the extent that they are currently in the process of deploying it throughout their own organization, gaining even more end-to-end insights on all their different data flows. Thanks to its flexibility, we were even able to create a dashboard that combines IT critical KPI’s with Business critical KPI’s.
Additionally, we are actively tracking new releases and keeping an eye on new features that could add value to Sligro’s IT and business objectives, always respecting the ‘value for money’.