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Datadog Monitors Serverless Applications in AWS With New Integration

November 19, 2018 / Ali Longwell

Datadog can now monitor serverless applications on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Lambda serverless platform. The new capability is enabled by an integration between Datadog’s hybrid cloud monitoring platform and AWS’ X-Ray distributed tracking and tracing system. Serverless architectures, while growing in popularity, can be incredibly difficult to monitor. According to Datadog Product Manager Daniel Langer, Lambda, users are not exposed to the virtual machine (VM) that runs a Lambda function so traditional monitoring agents cannot access the VM. There is also a different set of monitoring information that you care about with serverless.