Datadog strengthens API observability with Seekret acquisition


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New York-based Datadog, which gives a security-focused cloud monitoring platform for enterprise functions and infrastructure, has introduced the acquisition of Seekret – an Israeli firm specializing in API (utility programming interface) observability. The phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Over time, APIs have advanced right into a core a part of fashionable cloud functions. They sit as an middleman and allow functions to speak to servers or different functions, constructing experiences and capabilities (like Google Maps’ assist on Uber) that will in any other case be troublesome to construct. 

Even at the moment, on the subject of managing and monitoring a rising variety of APIs, many organizations battle with technical challenges. Their handbook monitoring strategies usually fail to maintain up with the explosive progress. This may end up in an inaccurate understanding of interdependencies, well being, availability and safety of APIs and the way they have an effect on the experiences of utility customers.

Seekret’s automated resolution

With this acquisition, Datadog is trying to lastly resolve this drawback. In response to the corporate, the Israeli group gives a platform that automates the whole discovery means of each non-public and public APIs, visualizes dependencies between them and retains up-to-date documentation on the price of change. This offers prospects a simple strategy to uncover and handle APIs throughout their environments.

Whereas Datadog has not shared particular particulars of the plan, it has confirmed that the corporate will convey key capabilities from Seekret into its safety and observability choices. Past this, it additionally plans to make use of the deal to additional develop options that would assist builders and operations and safety engineers higher handle the well being, availability and safety of their APIs.

Since 2010, Datadog has been providing builders and safety groups instruments to watch all the pieces of their stack, aggregating metrics and occasions throughout their servers, apps, and databases and presenting the information in a single unified view.

“Including Seekret’s platform will give us a chance to construct many various capabilities for our prospects for API observability, safety and collaboration. We’re excited to have the Seekret crew be a part of us on this journey,” Renaud Boutet, senior VP of product at Datadog, mentioned. Nevertheless, he didn’t share when precisely the combination will probably be executed.

Earlier offers 

This isn’t the primary time Datadog has moved to enhance its providing by an acquisition. A number of months in the past, the corporate acquired a real-time collaboration device referred to as CoScreen. Final yr it additionally acquired a live-debugging resolution (Ozcode), a cybersecurity startup (Sqreen) that helps builders monitor and shield their internet apps from vulnerabilities and assaults, and the developer of a device for constructing observability pipelines. 

In all, the full variety of acquisitions made by Datadog (together with Seekret) stands at 10.

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