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Apica WebPerformance

2 Ratings
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Score 4.6 out of 101

Redgate SQL Monitor

19 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apica WebPerformance

It's a good starter solution, but it was difficult to maintain. Often, the vendor wanted to use us as a guinea pig for upgrades and then writing the upgrade document based on what they found/broke/etc with our environment. I prefer late adopter.
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Redgate SQL Monitor

Well suited when you have one SQL server and you don't have a dedicated DBA.Where your biz depends on this DB.It's easy to add more monitoring.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Apica WebPerformance
Redgate SQL Monitor
8.4
Performance dashboard
Apica WebPerformance
Redgate SQL Monitor
8.0
Intelligent alerting
Apica WebPerformance
Redgate SQL Monitor
8.0
Top SQL
Apica WebPerformance
Redgate SQL Monitor
8.0
Historical trend data
Apica WebPerformance
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.0
Virtualization support
Apica WebPerformance
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.0

Pros

  • It is an easy-to-use product and you can build out checks with Firefox Selenium IDE (no longer supported). A good measure of availability.
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  • It will tell you if your server is under attack.
  • You can quickly see how your server is performing and which queries are taking the longest
  • I gives you the feeling that you are in control of your database, that you know what is going on for when they users ring up and tell you that the server is slow
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Cons

  • It's very clunky. Infrastructure is large and very difficult to upgrade.
  • SaaS and On-premise versions are different. There is an LDAP integration but users can only be assigned to one group (i.e. department). If you are in 2 departments, you need 2 separate logins.
  • It filled a gap in monitoring for us, but we're looking to move on.
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  • Openness - They are too attached to their Intellectual Property to the detriment of usability, stability and reliability. So once its is installed and working leave it alone. Best run it on a VM as that can be restored quickly for when it breaks.
  • If they exposed an API/SDK that allowed you to leaver their products life would be far sweeter, it would feel less of a battle.
  • Add WebHooks to SQL Monitor to enhance integration to other subsystems.
  • Make it easy to install in default mode. So you are not forced to use TomCat Use as ASP.Core Selfl Hosting options.
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Usability

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Redgate SQL Monitor7.0
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Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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Alternatives Considered

Seemed to work well, but we didn't want to do a long renewal. Other products are maturing and better integrated with our systems. It works for now, but we're looking to replace it.
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As a RedGate Toolbelt user, this came with a 1 server license and so something is better than nothing. Once you have gone thru the pain of getting it working its not too bad. It is a lot cheaper than SolarWinds product, and it a great starting point as to long running queries, server health and if your server is under attack. It has a nice UI to give your the heads up on what is happening to your SQL investment.
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Return on Investment

  • Got visibility into availability other than relying on just canary pages.
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  • The quality of the product and give a negative investment impression, on the plus side when it does work it is a god send.
  • Day to day tasks as made simpler, and a feeling of security of realised. Just don't change anything.
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Pricing Details

Apica WebPerformance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Redgate SQL Monitor

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
All prices are per server and include one year’s support and upgrades. For clusters, each node requires a license. Virtual machines also require a license. You don't need to buy extra licenses for multiple SQL Server instances on a server.