Getting data into InsightFinder from Datadog.
InsightFinder can ingest data from Datadog through its standard APIs, and analyze it using our patented, unsupervised, neural network algorithms to filter the noise and find anomalous events before your business is impacted.
This guide provides you with the basic steps to load data into InsightFinder analytics from Datadog:
Step 1: Sign up on the InsightFinder web portal at app.insightfinder.com
Step 2: Create a Datadog project
Step 1: Create your ‘username’ at: app.insightfinder.com
If you have already signed up, or have a username created by InsightFinder team, you may skip this step. For new users, please go to app.insightfinder.com
Click the “Sign Up” button (right bottom). Create a username and enter your email address. Once you sign up, an email with a signup code will be sent to the email address you provided.
When you receive the email, complete the signup form, and click “Confirm”:
Step 2: Create a project
Once you have a valid username and password, you can now login to the InsightFinder Web Portal. Once you’ve logged in, create a project by clicking “Settings” on the upper right corner:
Click “Add New Project”. Select “Datadog” as the Data Source then click “Next”.
On the’ Configure’ tab, enter your Datadog API Key and Application Key.
Note: Please refer to Appendix A for how to locate your API Key and Application Key inside Datadog
Once your keys are verified successfully, you will be presented with a checkbox dialog to choose metrics and set sampling intervals.
Note: Datadog may have a rate limit on API calls. We recommend 15 minutes as the default sampling interval.
Once clicking the “Metrics” input box, a list of metrics that are currently monitored by your Datadog app will be presented for you to select. You may choose a subset or all of the metrics for InsightFinder to analyze:
Enter a project name and description at the next step, then click “Register”. A project will be created within the InsightFinder platform.
This video summarizes the project creation steps for you:
Datadog API and Application Keys
API keys are unique to your organization. An API key is required by the Datadog Agent to submit metrics and events to Datadog.
Application keys, in conjunction with your org’s API key, give you full access to Datadog’s programmatic API. Application keys are associated with the user account that created them and must be named. The application key is used to log all requests made to the API.
To manage your client tokens, go to your Datadog API configuration page in the Client Tokens section as shown here:
Client tokens are unique to your organization. A client token is required by the web browser log collector to submit logs to Datadog, and is required by the Real User Monitoring to submit events and logs to Datadog.
Add a key
To add a Datadog API key, application key, or client token, navigate to Integration -> APIs, enter a name for your key or token, and click Create API key or Create Application Key or Create Client Token.
- Your org must have at least one API key and at most five API keys.
- Key names must be unique across your org.
- Application key names cannot be blank.
To remove a Datadog API key or application key or client token, navigate to Integration -> APIs and select the Revoke button next to the key or token you want to remove.