Log Management

Log Management

Sometimes, your infrastructure may generate a volume of log events that is too large or has significant fluctuations. In this situation, you may need to choose which logs to send to a log management solution, and which logs to archive. Filtering your logs before sending them, however, may lead to gaps in coverage or the accidental removal of valuable data.

Datadog Log Management, also called logs, removes these limitations by decoupling log ingestion from indexing. This enables you to cost-effectively collect, process, archive, explore, and monitor all your logs with no log limits. This is called Logging without Limits*. Logging without Limits* also powers Datadog’s Security Monitoring by not requiring you to index your logs to detect security threats in your environment.


Log Collection & Integrations: Begin ingesting logs from your hosts, containers, cloud providers, and other sources.


Log Configuration: Process and enrich all your logs with pipelines and processors, provide control of your log management budget with indexes, generate metrics from ingested logs, or manage your logs within storage-optimized archives.


Leverage the pillars of observability with metrics and traces:


Start exploring your ingested logs:

  • Log Explorer: Discover the Log Explorer view, and how to add Facets and Measures.
  • Search: Search through all of your logs.
  • Live Tail: See your ingested logs in real time across all your environments.
  • Analytics: Perform Log Analytics over your indexed logs.
  • Patterns: Spot Log Patterns by clustering your indexed logs together.
  • Saved Views: Use Saved Views to automatically configure your Log Explorer.

Further Reading

*Logging without Limits is a trademark of Datadog, Inc.