Datadog Inc., a monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, has acquired Timber Technologies, the developers of Vector, a vendor-agnostic, high-performance observability data pipeline. With Vector, customers can collect, enrich, and transform logs, and other observability data both on-premises and in cloud environments.
“Observability has become central to how businesses operate in the modern digital world, yet organizations have little to no control over what data is collected and managed by multiple observability platforms, creating complex compliance issues, vendor lock-in and cost overruns,” said Renaud Boutet, vice president, product, Datadog. “With Datadog’s ‘Without Limits’ model we introduced some choices for customers for how to manage their observability data in the cloud. And, with Vector, we plan to bring this flexibility to on-premises environments while also adding many new features.”
“Our vision for Vector has always been to help customers take back control of their observability data,” said Zach Sherman, CEO, Timber Technologies. “Working with Datadog means we will be able to expand on that vision, to build the ultimate observability pipeline for logs, metrics and traces, and to improve the monitoring experience for millions of engineering teams around the world.”
Under the terms of the acquisition, co-founder and CEO Zach Sherman and co-founder and CTO Ben Johnson will join Datadog within the product and engineering teams respectively to build this integrated vision. The core team from Timber Technologies will become Datadog employees.