Datadog Watchdog™


Watchdog is Datadog’s AI engine, providing you with automated alerts, insights, and root cause analyses that draw from observability data across the entire Datadog platform. Watchdog continuously monitors your infrastructure and calls attention to the signals that matter most, helping you to detect, troubleshoot, and resolve issues.

All Watchdog features come built-in, and do not require setup.

Proactive alerts

Watchdog proactively computes a baseline of expected behavior for your systems, applications, and deployments. This baseline is then used to detect anomalous behavior.

To customize Watchdog algorithms:

Investigation assistance

To help investigation, Watchdog shows context-based insights in all explorers, searches for root causes, and determines user impact.


Need help? Contact Datadog support.

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