You may contact your Datadog account manager to realize discounts from on-demand spend. Datadog offers monthly minimum usage commitments for at least the following services:
- Log Management
- Database Monitoring
- Cloud Security Management
20-50% savings from your variable usage plans are possible. Note that variable usage plans are still billed annually but a minimum commitment will result in greater savings. Datadog does not publicly share all of the rates for minimum commitments.
One example for container monitoring states:
Additional containers will be billed at $0.002 per container per hour. In addition, you can purchase prepaid containers at $1 per container per month.
In a month that has 744 hours, the “on-demand” cost of a container will be $1.488 whereas a committed container would be $1.00 which represents a 32.8% discount.