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Data Kennel is a CLI tool for managing Datadog infrastructure.

About Amplify

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

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Getting Started


Data Kennel requires the following software to be installed:

  • python >= 2.7

For development:

  • tox >= 2.9.1


Data Kennel can be installed from pip.

pip install data_kennel

For local development, Data Kennel also includes a setup script.

python develop


Data Kennel expects your Datadog API and APP keys to be available as environment variables, as DATADOG_API_KEY and DATA_KENNEL_APP_KEY. Here is an example:

# Data Kennel Envvars
export DATADOG_API_KEY="change_me"
export DATA_KENNEL_APP_KEY="change_me"

You can create API and APP keys in the Datadog console.

Running Tests

Data Kennel has lint checks and unit tests for use when developing. Simply run tox.


Supported Operations

Monitor Management

Data Kennel currently supports listing, syncing, and deleting simple and composite monitors. Composite monitors are monitors that are composed of several other monitors. This is achieved through the dk_monitor command. dk_monitor has the following options available: * list * update * delete

See dk_monitor -h for more information and data_kennel.yml.example for an example of the configuration file.


  • Add support for OR boolean operator in composite monitors.
  • Add support for managing Datadog dashboards.
  • Add support for managing Datadog downtimes.
  • Add support for sending arbitrary Datadog events.
  • Add support for queryng arbitrary Datadog metrics.

Responsible Disclosure

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