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Mashape is excited to announce our partnership with Datadog. Through an integration with Kong, the most widely used open-source API management platform, Datadog is now available to everyone in our community. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls.

With the Datadog plugin you can log API metrics like request count, request size, response status and latency to the local Datadog Agent. Additionally, Datadog’s Agent has been updated to collect Kong’s connection and database details.

Kong Plugin Configuration

Configuring the plugin is straightforward, you can add it on top of an API (or Consumer) by executing the following request on your Kong server:
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The Datadog plugin currently logs the following metrics to the StatsD server, which are then sent to Datadog.

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Datadog Agent configuration

To connect Kong with the Datadog Agent follow these instructions.


Once Datadog Agent is configured and running, following metrics are collected from Kong

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The popularity of Datadog made it a natural fit as a Kong plugin. Through a suite of API logging metrics and tools built for small cloud teams to enterprise, Datadog has you covered.

We’re excited to be partnering with Datadog and know our relationship will provide developers better API management. Try the plugin today and experience the best of Kong and Datadog.

Editor’s note: if you already use Kong but not Datadog, you can get a free Datadog account here.

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