Datadog’s per-host pricing is pretty inflexible. It has some leeway for containers and custom metrics, but fundamentally you pay what you pay, even if that price includes features you don’t use. Metricfire is different – our pricing structure is completely flexible: the source of the metrics doesn’t matter, and neither does the number of hosts. All we count is the total number of unique metric names – how you use them is up to you.
This makes our pricing upfront and predictable. No surprises! So you can forecast budgets and keep costs under control.