The Datadog AWS Lambda X-Ray integration is only supported on commercial AWS accounts. Without a commercial Lambda account, the Datadog AWS Lambda X-Ray integration is not supported on the Datadog for Government site.


AWS X-Ray lets developers trace distributed applications built using AWS products. This integration provides traces for Lambda functions in the Serverless function detail page. For more information, see Serverless monitoring .



First, enable the AWS integration and ensure the following permissions are present in the policy document of your Datadog integration role:


The GetTraceSummaries permission is used to get the list of recent traces. BatchGetTraces actually returns the full traces themselves.

Then, enable the X-Ray integration within Datadog.

If you are using a Customer Master Key (CMK) to encrypt traces, add the kms:Decrypt method to your policy where the Resource is the CMK used for X-Ray.

Note: Enabling the AWS X-Ray integration increases the amount of Indexed Spans which can impact your bill.

Enabling AWS X-Ray for your functions

  1. Follow instructions from AWS to enable X-Ray tracing on your Lambda functions and API Gateways .
  2. To get the most out of the AWS X-Ray integration, also install the X-Ray SDK in your Lambda function.

Enrich X-Ray traces with Datadog

Datadog can enrich X-Ray traces with spans and metadata generated by the Datadog APM client, and merge them into a single Datadog trace for the same Lambda invocation.

  1. Install Datadog serverless monitoring on your Lambda functions.
  2. Set the environment variable DD_MERGE_XRAY_TRACES to true on your Lambda functions.

Data Collected

The AWS X-Ray integration pulls in trace data from AWS, and does not collect any metrics or logs.