Technical Story: Using SaaS solution or build our own for logging, monitoring and APM(application performance monitoring)
Context and Problem Statement
We need a central observability platform where we ingest all our logs, metrics and traces so that ops, devs and devops can analyze performance, reliability and uptime. We can try to build and host such a platform on our own or use SaaS providers like DataDog.
Full disclosure: Andes ehf. is a DataDog partner. Andes ehf. would not be receiving any sort of kick-backs due to Stafrænt Ísland using DataDog services. Stafrænt Ísland would be in a direct relationship with DataDog.
Special note about pricing comparison: This is a very high-level price comparison, which does not take into account the ever-growing consumption we will see but should give a rough idea of the balance of cost.
Fixed price, hours
Monthly price without VAT
First year total cost without VAT
First two years total cost without VAT
Sample hourly rate without VAT, ISK
SaaS solution (DataDog) is a clear winner due to its hastle-free service usage, continuous improvement as well as its competitive pricing.
Easy access to observability for devs and devops
Well known integration target for third-party services