Datadog is an observability platform for cloud-scale applications. You can integrate your Render services and databases with Datadog to enable fine-tuned metrics, monitoring, and automated alerting.
Although core Postgres metrics are available from the Render Dashboard, integrating with Datadog can provide more detailed metrics about the Postgres instance host environment. You can also use Datadog as a centralized location for dashboards and automated alerts.
Make sure to create an API key for your organization. The Datadog integration doesn’t support using an application key or a user-scoped API key.
You can confirm that you’ve correctly generated an API key by calling Datadog’s validate endpoint with your key.
Adding an API key enables a Datadog agent to run alongside your Postgres instance and report metrics to your Datadog account. All metrics reported by the agent are native to the Datadog platform, so you aren’t billed for custom metrics.
Render currently supports only the US1 Datadog site, which uses the
app.datadoghq.com domain. Postgres monitoring is not supported with other Datadog sites (such as EU1, US3, and US5).
While creating a Postgres database, provide your Datadog API key in the corresponding field:
Add your Datadog API key from the Info tab of your database’s page on the Render Dashboard (in the General section, click Add Datadog API Key).
This requires a restart of your Postgres instance, which causes brief downtime.
Render fully supports all of the following Datadog integrations (see the linked documentation for metrics details):
|Metrics related to your PostgreSQL instance
|Metrics related to disk usage and IO for your Postgres volume
|Metrics related to TCP/IP network stats of instance
In addition, Render reports the following metrics:
|The number of CPUs, as chosen by your database instance type
|The percentage of time the CPU spent running the kernel
|The percentage of time the CPU spent running user space processes
|The amount of free RAM
|The total amount of physical RAM, as chosen by your database instance type
|The amount of RAM in use
You can view reported metrics from any Datadog dashboard or metrics explorer page. You can filter metrics by the
database-id tag equal to your Render Postgres database ID.
Currently, Render only supports TCP log forwarding with TLS. Check the Datadog docs to confirm whether TCP log forwarding is supported for your site.
You can use Datadog as a logging provider for Render log streams. This enables you to view and manage logs from any Render service or databases directly from your Datadog dashboard.
Queries that take longer than 2 seconds are logged with a line that starts with
duration: followed by the SQL statement. Here’s an example: