Setup Data Streams Monitoring for Java

Data Streams Monitoring is not supported in the AP1 region.


To start with Data Streams Monitoring, you need recent versions of the Datadog Agent and Java libraries:


Java uses auto-instrumentation to inject and extract additional metadata required by Data Streams Monitoring for measuring end-to-end latencies and the relationship between queues and services. To enable Data Streams Monitoring, set the DD_DATA_STREAMS_ENABLED environment variable to true on services sending messages to (or consuming messages from) Kafka or RabbitMQ.

For example:


As an alternative, you can set the system property by running the following when you start your Java application:

java -javaagent:/path/to/dd-java-agent.jar -jar path/to/your/app.jar

Further Reading

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