Edge Delta Datadog Output

Stream data to Datadog.

See the latest version here.


You can configure the Edge Delta agent to stream data to Datadog. To do this you need to configure Datadog and update the Edge Delta agent configuration.

Configure Datadog

Create Measure Facets

You need to create Measures for sentiment_score and pattern_count for the pattern analysis panels. To create a facet:

  1. Search for @sentiment_score:* to find all negative events.
  2. Click any event, in the JSON section.
  3. Click sentiment_score and select Create Measure for @sentiment_score.
  4. Repeat the process for pattern_count.

See Measure Facets on the Datadog docs website. Alternatively, you can create processors to convert the sentiment_score and pattern_count fields from strings to integers.

If you add the include_pattern_info_in_samples: true parameter to the cluster processor, it will replace all the cluster_samples with patterns. You will need to also turn off the cluster pattern feature and turn on the cluster_sample feature. If you add the include_pattern_info_in_samples: true parameter you can skip the following steps: Create a Pipeline and Add a Grok Parser.

Create a Pipeline

Create a pipeline for @pattern_count.

  1. Click log - configuration.
  2. Add a new pipeline with filter @pattern_count:* to search patterns.
  3. Name the pipeline pattern.

See Create a pipeline on the Datadog docs website.

Add a Grok Parser

Add a Grok Parser processor with the following rule:

autoFilledRule1 %{regex(".*"):pattern}.*

Add a processor with the following attributes:

  • type: Grok Parser
  • log sample: * test
  • parsing rule: autoFilledRule1 %{regex(".*"):pattern}.*

In a log search, select edgedelta_datatype:cluster_pattern then click on a pattern. View the pattern event attribute, and click pattern - add as a facet.

See Add a Grok Parser on the Datadog docs website.

Configure the Edge Delta Agent

Configure an agent with the Datadog account details including the Datadog API key. The following example illustrates a number of Datadog output configuration options:

    - name: datadog-default
      type: datadog
      api_key: '{{ Env "TEST_DD_APIKEY" }}'
        "app": "transaction_manager"
        "region": "us-west-2"
        "File Path": "{{.FileGlobPath}}"
        "K8s PodName": "{{.K8sPodName}}"
        "K8s Namespace": "{{.K8sNamespace}}"
        "K8s ControllerKind": "{{.K8sControllerKind}}"
        "K8s ContainerName": "{{.K8sContainerName}}"
        "K8s ContainerImage": "{{.K8sContainerImage}}"
        "K8s ControllerLogicalName": "{{.K8sControllerLogicalName}}"
        "ECSCluster": "{{.ECSCluster}}"
        "ECSContainerName": "{{.ECSContainerName}}"
        "ECSTaskVersion": "{{.ECSTaskVersion}}"
        "ECSTaskFamily": "{{.ECSTaskFamily}}"
        "DockerContainerName": "{{.DockerContainerName}}"
        "ConfigID": "{{.ConfigID}}"
        "Host": "{{.Host}}"
        "Source": "{{.Source}}"
        "SourceType": "{{.SourceType}}"
        "Tag": "{{.Tag}}"
    - name: datadog-custom
      type: datadog
      log_host: "<ADD DATADOG LOG_HOST>"
      metric_host: "<ADD DATADOG METRIC_HOST>"
      event_host: "<ADD DATADOG EVENT_HOST>"
      api_key: '{{ Env "TEST_DD_APIKEY" }}'
      features: metric
        "app": "s_pos_transaction_manager"
        "region": "us-west-2"
    - name: datadog-alert-as-log
      type: datadog
      api_key: '{{ Env "TEST_DD_APIKEY" }}'
      features: metric, alert, edac
      alert_as_log: true 
    - name: datadog-buffered-output
      type: datadog
      api_key: '{{ Env "TEST_DD_APIKEY" }}'
      features: metric, alert, edac
      buffer_path: /var/log/edgedelta/pushbuffer/
      buffer_ttl: 2h
      buffer_max_bytesize: 100MB


In the Edge Delta App, features are the data types that the Edge Delta agent collects (or generates), and then sends to a streaming destination.

See Streaming Features.

Feature Type Supported?
Log Yes
Metrics Yes
Alert as event Yes
Alert as log Yes
Health No
Dimensions as attribute Yes
Send as is No
Send as JSON No
Custom tags Yes
EDAC enrichment No
Message template No
outgoing_bytes.sum Yes
outgoing__raw_bytes.sum cell
outgoing_lines.count Yes
output buffering to disk Yes