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12 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Catchpoint

It's an excellent tool for monitoring results and looking for failures, errors, or abnormal behavior in your applications; also, you can configure alerts to be sent to the appropriate person in case of failures. It can be used to run a smoke test so you can save some time. It's not the appropriate tool to run regression testing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

Spotlight is great when you need a tool to give a quick look at a SQL server as a whole. It gives you the ability to see a lot of things, which can be vital in diagnosing problems or identifying stressors. Less great is the open-end of some of the diagnoses it makes, and things it identifies as "problems" (unless you love users coming to you and saying something like "Spotlight says there's a problem with our page latch!!!").
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Catchpoint
Spotlight
7.7
Performance dashboard
Catchpoint
Spotlight
8.7
Intelligent alerting
Catchpoint
Spotlight
8.0
Top SQL
Catchpoint
Spotlight
7.0
Historical trend data
Catchpoint
Spotlight
8.0
Virtualization support
Catchpoint
Spotlight
7.0

Pros

Catchpoint

  • Reporting
  • Customized scripts
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • I love the main page that provides a color code list of all the servers so I know very quickly where to focus my attention first.
  • I love how easy it is to configure new notifications.
  • I love how easy it is to configure a new server to monitor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Catchpoint

  • Would like Catchpoint to replace awful canned scheduled reports with customized ad-hoc reports built from the Performance tab.
  • Pricing for Catchpoint Points is too high. Limits the number of tests we use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • Have not found any issues at this point.
Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Spotlight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Whenever asked for, the representatives would jump onto a call and help us out with ongoing issues without any trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

Spotlight 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Though our support needs have been minimal, we have gotten good responses when we have needed it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Catchpoint

We are an ex-Keynote customer and an ex-Gomez customer. Catchpoint is better than both of those platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

I think Dell is better with its dashboard and ease of use, but SQL Sentry is better at customization. We used Spotlight at my previous company, and SQLSentry at my current company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Catchpoint

  • It's very helpful to run tests after a deployment or release, so we can quickly see at the results before investing time on testing manually or running other tools.
  • It provides alerts, so we can be aware of errors even during the weekends (when our engineering team is not usually looking at the application).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • We have not encountered any issues and continue to keep Spotlight's version current.
  • Very simple to set up and add databases. The only thing that has to happen to the database is that a user ID needs to exist.
Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Catchpoint

General

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

Spotlight

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Catchpoint
8.1
Spotlight
8.7

Usability

Catchpoint
7.0
Spotlight

Support Rating

Catchpoint
8.8
Spotlight
8.7

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