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Catchpoint

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Score 9 out of 100

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Catchpoint is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Catchpoint

89%
45 Ratings
9.4

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

94%
112 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Catchpoint

91%
1 Rating
8.6

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

86%
4 Ratings

Usability

5.5

Catchpoint

55%
2 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
6 Ratings

Availability

Catchpoint

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Performance

Catchpoint

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.9

Catchpoint

89%
48 Ratings
9.4

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

94%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Catchpoint

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

75%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Catchpoint

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Catchpoint

Experience testing. We have many many many forms that require the user step thru certain sequences to get to specific places to enter in the information. Once achieved, the user must use that information to perform other actions that must be frequently tested for response time and information accuracy. Once the first several forms are completed, they will in turn effect the outcome of the other actions. CP allows us to test each step of the experience and allows us to focus on specific actions and results. CP is not well suited to test environments that are ever changing as it is not as modularized as it can be. In environments that constantly change, it is difficult to keep CP up to date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

This is an easy 10 because I actually have recommended this product to multiple clients and colleagues! Any shop that writes its own SQL queries will benefit from the insight provided by SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, so they know which of their queries is causing a bottleneck. Small shops or databases with only a few tables likely will see far fewer opportunities for optimization.
Stan York | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Catchpoint

  • Performance Chart Metrics: series of graphs and a chart summary. The number of graphs drawn depends on the metrics and settings chosen for the chart.
  • Catchpoint synthetic test that will be set up target an endpoint or URLS
  • Catchpoint Real User Monitoring (RUM) collects data from users browsing our sites via a JavaScript snippet.
Habtamu Asfaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Maintains historical SQL execution data, enabling forensic analysis
  • Has the ability to slice and dice the data so that you can drill down to the execution of a single SQL statement being executed by a stored procedure
  • Alerts to when the consumption pattern changes
  • Shows historical average run times against the current, illustrating problems when they arise
  • Provides tuning advice based on best practices
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Catchpoint

  • Adding an endpoint to be monitored requires a lot of steps (since there are a lot of functions and features). A quick-add feature would be nice. If the settings are similar, the interface allows you to duplicate an existing setup and tweak the settings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Alerts seem to be lacking in DPA compared to competitor's tools. They can be setup but are not quite as easy or as helpful as some other tools I have used.
  • Grooming/pruning the repository database isn't very easy. We don't manage a lot of instances but our repo DB has grown pretty significantly.
  • At times when I am drilled-down to a chart, it can be difficult to navigate around from that point to another time range/query/metric.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Catchpoint

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Great and convenient to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 8.6
Based on 4 answers
We have relied on this product for a very long time and it continues to exceed expectations. The product is a vital part of our organization at this point, it would not be very ideal for us to abandon it. We use it almost every day and depend on its alerts for critical parts of our business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 5.5
Based on 2 answers
It's hard to find the functionalities that I am looking for in the application. Even if I did something in the past, after a time I have to re-learn again where the functionalities are. This is a powerful tool, but not user-friendly. Texts in the buttons and menus are not always meaningful or easily comprehensible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.1
Based on 6 answers
I don't want to think about managing clusters of SQL servers in the future without this tool. We have demoed other tools and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is the gold standard for usability and insight into what your servers are doing. The UI is a bit dated, but everything is laid out in a logical manner and drilling down into queries or timeslices is extremely intuitive.
Joseph Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 8.9
Based on 48 answers
I have supported 20-30 different vendor tools in my career and Catchpoint, by far, has the best customer service that I have ever experienced. They are very responsive and thoroughly track and provide visibility on progress. Their level one resources are generally very knowledgeable. Also, support is more than happy to join bridge calls to help troubleshoot application issues if requested. Finally, the scope of service provided by support is not just typical support activities - they will also help in creating new monitors, providing training/education, etc... I am extremely happy with Catchpoint support!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.4
Based on 6 answers
I have had to use their support on a few occasions, for reasons that I am not clear about until recently I have always had problems upgrading the software (although the last 2 updates have gone without issue which I am very pleased to say).On those unfortunate occasions, the support has been brilliant with either excellently documented guides on how to resolve the issue by myself or have been hands-on with calls and screen sharing to remotely fix the issue. Every time the problem was sorted and more importantly, nothing was lost (apart from a bit of time). And as I stated above whatever the problem was that was causing my upgrade issues appears to have been resolved in the last 2 updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Catchpoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Follow the guidelines for the capacity of the servers. We found that the DPA databases were getting rather large and also that there are ways to reduce their size built into some of the options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Catchpoint

Primary reason we went with Catchpoint is that they offered us actual backbone testing locations. All the other features like a filmstrip and traceroutes have been very beneficial as well and were not available in the competitors' solutions.
Brian Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

At the time, we found SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer to be easier to setup and to have a richer feature set than Redgate SQL Monitor, plus, from what I remember, the DPA pricing worked better for us over the course of a year. We're very happy with all the features DPA has to offer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Catchpoint

  • The ROI has been very good with this product, we have seen multiple folds of time-saving by using this tool and preempting any risk associated with non-performant times of our server, hence increasing the team's capability to respond to certain downtime scenarios and the level of action that needs to be taken.
  • Catchpoint’s observability solution makes it easier to have global visibility of our website's performance and to fix issues quicker
  • I don't have any negatives, every good product comes with a cost, that is the fact but the Catchpoint tool has ultimately improved our ROI much beyond the changes that we pay
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • It has allowed us to progress as an organization with much less reliance on a direct DBA than would traditionally be required
  • Allowed us to be much more proactive in our performance monitoring and responding to issues that would affect users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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