Announcing Datadog agent support for the Arm compute platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

May 25, 2021 | 3 minute read
Robert Ronan
Principal Product Manager
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As part of our continuing commitment to open standards and supporting a broad and varied ecosystem, we’re pleased to announce that Datadog has extended its cloud monitoring and security support to the new Arm-based Ampere A1 Compute offering on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

“We’re excited to extend Datadog support to the new Ampere A1 Compute shapes on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We’ve seen a growing number of Datadog customers choose the Arm platform to improve application performance and lower costs,” said Jimmy Caputo, director of product management at Datadog. “With the Datadog Agent for Arm on OCI, Oracle customers can use Datadog to determine the best shapes for their workloads, track migrations from other compute platforms, and get a unified view into the health and performance of their environment.”

What’s Datadog?

Datadog is a monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. The Datadog software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of a customer’s entire technology stack.

Organizations of all sizes and in a range of industries use Datadog for the following goals:

  • Drive digital transformation and cloud migration

  • Enable collaboration among development, operations, security, and business teams

  • Accelerate time to market for applications

  • Reduce the time to resolve a problem

  • Secure applications and infrastructure

  • Understand user behavior

  • Track key business metrics

Why Datadog?

Datadog provides the following advantages:

  • Unified platform that covers all pillars of observability in a single application: Metrics, traces, logs, and more

  • Cloud agnostic: Built for the modern stack and deployable everywhere

  • Easy to use: Seamless correlation across data types, with no need to learn new querying languages

  • Data-driven, actionable alerting: Reduce alert fatigue with machine learning

A graphic depicting the Datadog infrastructure host map.
Figure 1: Datadog infrastructure host map

The Datadog Agent

The Datadog Agent is a lightweight software application that can be installed on your OCI Compute shapes, including bare metal and virtual machine (VM) Arm-based Ampere A1 Compute shapes.

The Agent collects metrics, traces, logs, and other data from the system and your applications. It sends the data to Datadog, where you can analyze your system’s health and performance using prebuilt and custom views. You can also configure monitors to alert you proactively when an issue occurs.

The Datadog Agent is open source, and its source code is available on GitHub. For detailed Agent installation, see the Datadog documentation.

A screenshot of the Datadog dashboard.
Figure 2: Datadog dashboard showing some of the available visualizations

Want to learn more? 

Combining Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Arm-based Compute shapes with Datadog monitoring and security gives developers a unified platform covering all pillars of observability in a single application that’s production ready. To learn more, see the following resources:

Robert Ronan

Principal Product Manager

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