Datadog strengthens API observability with Seekret acquisition



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New York-based Datadog, which offers a security-focused cloud monitoring platform for enterprise purposes 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.

Through the years, APIs have developed right into a core a part of fashionable cloud purposes. They sit as an middleman and allow purposes to speak to servers or different purposes, constructing experiences and capabilities (like Google Maps’ help on Uber) that might in any other case be troublesome to construct. 

Even in the present day, in the case of managing and monitoring a rising variety of APIs, many organizations wrestle 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 accordance with the corporate, the Israeli group offers a platform that automates the whole discovery strategy of each non-public and public APIs, visualizes dependencies between them and retains up-to-date documentation on the fee of change. This provides clients a straightforward 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 carry 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 might 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 observe every part 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 alternative capabilities for our clients for API observability, safety and collaboration. We’re excited to have the Seekret crew be part of us on this journey,” Renaud Boutet, senior VP of product at Datadog, mentioned. Nevertheless, he didn’t share when precisely the mixing shall be executed.

Earlier offers 

This isn’t the primary time Datadog has moved to enhance its providing by way of an acquisition. A couple of months in the past, the corporate acquired a real-time collaboration instrument referred to as CoScreen. Final 12 months it additionally acquired a live-debugging resolution (Ozcode), a cybersecurity startup (Sqreen) that helps builders monitor and defend their internet apps from vulnerabilities and assaults, and the developer of a instrument for constructing observability pipelines. 

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

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