Datadog Releases Deployment Tracking to Identify When Performance Issues Are Caused by New Code Deploys
Datadog’s latest APM feature enables DevOps teams to monitor and compare recent version deployments and provide visibility into modern code deployment strategies
With the rise in adoption of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices, DevOps teams are increasingly using modern code deployment strategies such as Canary, Blue-Green, and Shadow deployments to test new versions with limited impact to end-users. While this agility comes with an increased risk of failure, traditional APM vendors offer hard-to-setup solutions that do not monitor these deployments in real time or the impact they have on specific endpoints. To prevent such risky visibility gaps, Datadog Deployment Tracking visualizes key performance metrics such as requests per second and error rate, identifying new error types for specific endpoints during every code deployment. This allows developers to detect and contain the impact of changes as they happen, as well as respond to incidents more quickly.
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Datadog Deployment Tracking is available for all languages supported by Datadog APM and works in both containerized and non-containerized environments. Deployment Tracking extends existing APM capabilities by using a unified version tag to analyze recent deployments. Functionalities include:
- Easily comparing performance between versions: quickly identifying bad deployments by comparing high-level performance and error data between releases.
- Ensuring efficiency of targeted fixes: viewing granular performance data down to a single endpoint to ensure a hotfix is actually resolving the issue.
- Starting troubleshooting in one-click: leveraging seamless correlation between version performance metrics and the associated hosts, traces, logs, code profiles, and processes to detect the root-cause faster.
Deployment Tracking is now available for all Datadog APM customers. For more information, please visit: https://docs.datadoghq.com/tracing/deployment_tracking/
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