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Datadog – Day 1 – 11 Sept – 2023

1.What is Obserbability and its advantage?

ans: observability is the extent to which you can understand the internal state or condition of a complex system based only on knowledge of its external outputs. The more observable a system, the more quickly and accurately you can navigate from an identified performance problem to its root cause, without additional testing or coding.

2.Difference betweenb Obserbability Monitoring?

Monitoring is a practice of watching over systems, whereas Observability is about understanding the state of systems.
Monitoring is reactive and often involves alerting based on predefined thresholds, while Observability is proactive and involves understanding why a system behaves the way it does
3.What is Datadog?**

Datadog is a SaaS-based data analytics platform that allows developers and IT administrators to observe, track, and visualize key metrics from their applications.

4.What is Datadog Agent and How it works?

The Datadog Agent is a piece of software that runs on your hosts. It collects events and metrics from these hosts and sends them to Datadog, where you can analyze your monitoring and performance data.

5.Component of Datadog Agent and short intro for each

The main components of the Datadog Agent are:

Collector: Runs checks and collects metrics.
Forwarder: Sends payloads to Datadog.
DogStatsD: A Golang implementation of Etsy’s StatsD metric aggregation daemon.
APM Agent: Collects traces.
Process Agent: Collects live process information.

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