Catchpoint vs. Spotlight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Catchpoint
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Catchpoint is an Internet Resilience solution offering services for retailers, Global2000, CDNs, cloud service providers, and xSPs that help increase their resilience by catching any issues in the Intenet Stack before they impact their business. Catchpoint's Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM) suite offers synthetics, RUM, performance optimization, high-fidelity data, and flexible visualizations with advanced analytics. It leverages thousands of global vantage points (including inside wireless…N/A
Spotlight
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Spotlight from Quest Software is a database performance monitoring option.N/A
Pricing
CatchpointSpotlight
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CatchpointSpotlight
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details- White glove migration services - Annual subscription - Professional Services - Competitive Benchmarking
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Community Pulse
CatchpointSpotlight
Top Pros
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Features
CatchpointSpotlight
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Catchpoint
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Ratings
Spotlight
7.7
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance dashboard00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Intelligent alerting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Top SQL00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Historical trend data00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Virtualization support00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
CatchpointSpotlight
Small Businesses
SolarWinds Pingdom
SolarWinds Pingdom
Score 7.6 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco ThousandEyes
Cisco ThousandEyes
Score 9.0 out of 10
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Nexthink
Nexthink
Score 9.1 out of 10
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
CatchpointSpotlight
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(54 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(54 ratings)
8.8
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CatchpointSpotlight
Likelihood to Recommend
Catchpoint Systems Inc
A Solid product, provides meaningful accurate data results from synthetic monitoring. Catchpoint as a vendor has acted as a reliable business partner and promotes good relationship with customers and provides them with meaningful support. Support engineer and account manager make efforts to maintain helpful relationship for services offered. Been able to work with us to provide input for code changes and enhancements for payload used for synthetics.
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Quest
Spotlight’s ability to consolidate data from various entities and provide insightful reports is highly beneficial. It streamlines financial reporting, allowing professionals to focus on advisory services and strategic decision-making.Small businesses, nonprofits, and organizations that need regular board packs or executive summaries find Spotlight useful. Less Appropriate: Certain industries (e.g., specialized manufacturing, healthcare, or research) have unique reporting needs. Spotlight’s generic templates may not cover all industry-specific metrics or compliance requirements.
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Pros
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • Easy to login with SSO
  • Easy to review the test runs over the last hour or specific time period
  • Easy to check the results of any Catchpoint test that ran. This helps to understand why the test results may or may not be what is expected
  • I can't wait for the new Symphony UI to be completed because it is so much richer that the previous UI
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Quest
  • Great SQL server monitoring
  • Rewind and playback of previous times
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Cons
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • Script recording could be more stable. Should be as smooth as chrome developer recording.
  • Needs a way to modularize the code so we don't have to repair in broad sections when it breaks because of some unplanned code change on our end.
  • How about a tutorial on selenium as relates to Catchpoint.
  • Some of the functions could have better descriptions.
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Quest
  • My only complaint was the cost.
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Likelihood to Renew
Catchpoint Systems Inc
we are heavily dependent catchpoint system for the following functions * Detect end-user availability/performance-related problems * Ensures
service level objectives (SLO) are met, that prevents service level
agreement (SLA) breaches * Identify and understand the cause of any
network connectivity or application level issue * Improves the
availability and response time service levels
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Quest
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Usability
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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.
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Quest
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Support Rating
Catchpoint Systems Inc
Catchpoint's customer support has been very impressive. They are always available when we needed help with setting up any tests that may also include help with scripting. They held an in-person workshop in our office to help train our internal resources with the scripting, dashboards, and metrics.
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Quest
I've never had to contact support, as of yet I have had no issues or problems with the tool. This is after 5 years of use.
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Implementation Rating
Catchpoint Systems Inc
very easy to implement as the product is user-friendly
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Quest
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Alternatives Considered
Catchpoint Systems Inc
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.
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Quest
Spotlight is more usable, better at meeting requirements. Integration with Xero is one of the strengths (as others integrate too but Spotlight seems better connection). We also like the way group consolidation work in Spotlight.
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Return on Investment
Catchpoint Systems Inc
  • 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
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Quest
  • Spotlight is reasonably inexpensive, and any one of the multiple things we use it for more than justifies the cost.
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