A very interesting series of articles that should be checked regarding one option of Kafka monitoring with Datadog :
I will have in the near future a task regarding this, will post the outcome when it’s done.
P.S: It was done and you can find the implementation here :
As for the metrics point of view we will see if this is really an option, i have tried the same with Prometheus and Grafana and it seems to wok better. Keep you posted