AzureFunBytes Episode 45 – Observing @Azure with @DatadogHQ, with guest @ryan_maclean

Jay Gordon

AzureFunBytes is a weekly opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals and foundations that make up Azure. It’s a chance for me to understand more about what people across the Azure organization do and how they do it. Every week we get together at 11 AM Pacific on Microsoft LearnTV and learn more about Azure.

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This week I welcome once again Datadog Developer Evangelist Ryan MacLean to discuss monitoring, observation, and how to integrate Datadog with Azure. Developers and Ops teams require insight into how their deployed applications are performing. By utilizing Datadog with your Azure deployments, on-prem, or even in a multi-cloud solution, you’ll get a single dashboard to see all the infrastructure you are managing. Datadog is like many of our partner’s SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings that can be configured via the Azure Marketplace. Once your security and metrics ingestion are configured, you can begin getting information directly into your Datadog dashboard. One of my favorite features of Datadog is the “social” aspect to incidents or changes in your infrastructure. When something new happens like a Kubernetes node going offline, you’ll be able to find the incident and leave a comment for other team members on what specifically happened.


• Logging and aggregation
• Tracing and instrumentation
• Roll-up and infrastructure metrics
• SLOs and error budgets
• Incident management workflow for all of the above

00:06:09 – Meet Ryan
00:14:51 – Signing up for Datadog
00:19:36 – Reputation of your apps
00:29:52 – Granular visibility into all Azure backend services
00:36:24 – AKS and Datadog
00:42:15 – Insight into our app performance
00:47:44 – Use the default dashboards to get started
00:51:31 – Customization

Learn about Azure fundamentals with me!

Live stream is available on Twitch, YouTube, and LearnTV at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET Thursday. You can also find the recordings here as well:

AzureFunBytes on Twitch
AzureFunBytes on YouTube
Azure DevOps YouTube Channel
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Useful Docs:

Get $200 in free Azure Credit
Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure fundamentals
Microsoft Build Session: How to Monitor Your AKS Microservices With Datadog
Sign up for Datadog
Azure on Datadog
What is Datadog?
New Datadog integration with Azure offers a seamless configuration experience
Datadog Integration with Azure: Public Preview
Manage the Datadog resource
QuickStart: Get started with Datadog by creating new instance
QuickStart: Link to existing Datadog organization
Datadog on Azure Marketplace
What is SaaS?
Overview of Azure platform logs


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