Curious to hear from the community.
We’re piloting a bunch of Pi4 based Lora gateways and are looking for the best infrastructure monitoring platform to keep them running reliably.
We’ve been testing/running a Datadog container on a Pi4 with Balena for a few weeks now. Works like a charm, and VERY impressed with Datadog as company (their customer service is extraordinary).
I’d use them in production in a heartbeat if it werent for their per host pricing model. $15-$18 per month per host could get very expensive considering we’re looking at eventually having roughly 20 small gateways per customer.
This led me to explore Elastic as an option (either self hosted or their cloud offering) for two main reasons: 1) ELK is trendy and 2) No per agent/host fees. But ELK is complex and pretty hardcore it seems.
We’ve also had some experience with Dynatrace (not really an option) and Netdata (possible. free, but not as fully featured as Datadog).
But rather than guess on our own, what is the community doing? Any recommendations??