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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    Catchpoint

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    81%
    SolarWinds SQL Sentry ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    101 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    95 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    101 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    99 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    64 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Catchpoint is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • SolarWinds SQL Sentry is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Catchpoint

    89%
    45 Ratings
    8.8

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    88%
    101 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Catchpoint

    91%
    1 Rating
    8.8

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    88%
    16 Ratings

    Usability

    5.5

    Catchpoint

    55%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    91%
    12 Ratings

    Availability

    Catchpoint

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    71%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Catchpoint

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    71%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.9

    Catchpoint

    89%
    48 Ratings
    9.7

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    97%
    20 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Catchpoint

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    80%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Catchpoint

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    85%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Catchpoint

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    70%
    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 SQL Sentry

    This solution is perfect for a team with a large server count and, at least, moderate experience supporting a SQL Server environment. If the environment is smaller or the team has less experience working with SQL Server performance tuning methodologies, then the tool may be overwhelming for the users.
    Anonymous | 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 SQL Sentry

    • The Top SQL functionality has been extremely useful for identifying poorly performing queries by resource consumption.
    • The flexibility of creating your own Advisory Conditions has allowed us to integrate our custom internal alerts into a centralized dashboard and alerting platform.
    • Being able to highlight any chart on the dashboard and then tool-matching that window across all the other charts makes it much easier to correlate the different performance metrics against each other.
    Andrew Gould | 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 SQL Sentry

    • Tuning advice: With all the graphs and data available, it's not always easy to determine the best thing to do. I'd like to see SentryOne provide some best practice analysis based on the historical information collected for the server being looked at.
    • They could add help tips or links to help documents, when you select a graph on the dashboard. Inexperienced users tend to put blinders on and focus on one thing when they see a high counter or something out of the ordinary. It would be very useful to include a link that provides underlying help. The link would provide an explanation of the counter in detail and offer possible explanations as to why the counter is off.
    Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Catchpoint

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Catchpoint Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    - White glove migration services - Annual subscription - Professional Services - Competitive Benchmarking

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 Free

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry Editions & Modules

    Edition
    SQL Sentry$1,4501
    Plan Explorer (SQL Server Query Tuning)$02
    SQL Sentry for Azure SQL Database$1613
    1. Per year per instance (annual subscription)
    2. Free
    3. Per year per database (annual subscription)
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Catchpoint

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

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 8.8
    Based on 16 answers
    Absolutely. SQL Sentry is an absolute must have for any company with a SQL Server estate. It provides a force multiplier to effectively manage SQL Server, and the feature sets are second to none. The support and expertise at SentryOne is incredible. They are very supportive of both the platform users and helping your business with the product
    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 SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 9.1
    Based on 12 answers
    I accept that the flexibility of the alerting comes at a price. Other than the alerting SQL Sentry's interface is intuitive. Connecting to a new SQL instance, given that all the needed ports are open in your firewalls is straight forward. Reviewing the performance and queries for an instance is available in with a right click. As you dig in new tabs are created to present the detailed data. I find the ability to filter and rollup metrics on a query very helpful in dealing with the "it's running slow". You can easily compare the metrics of run times for the same query to let the user know, it's probably data your doing a billion reads instead of the usual 100 thousand.
    Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Catchpoint

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 7.1
    Based on 4 answers
    The system is working perfectly in capturing data, but we do experience issues with SQL Timeout when viewing results in the remote clients. This may be due to the fact that our monitoring service is consuming most of the CPU, and it is the same server that is hosting the SQL Repository. We could probably fix the issue by separating the SQL instance from the monitoring service.
    Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Catchpoint

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 7.1
    Based on 4 answers
    In most cases the pages load very quickly. In our particular case, we need to do some movement of services to separate our monitoring service to separate infrastructure from the repository. When we first started with SQL Sentry on 5 licenses, we did not have any issues. Since we have now grown that to 25, we are experiencing some challenges. We do not believe this to be a tool problem
    Steve Strelzyk | 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 SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 9.7
    Based on 20 answers
    From their infancy as a smaller company to now as a global player they have always kept focus on prioritising he customer. They know their product and the technology it supports and are easily accessible for both resolving problems with the product all the way to adding value through additional training and assisting with getting return on investment through utilisation of the many features the product provides.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Catchpoint

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    sql sentry expert came onsight to review the performance of installation and gave us a good insight to using the tool
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Catchpoint

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 8.5
    Based on 18 answers
    Was suggested that we install the process monitors on a dev or qa database server, but we found it more useful to create an IT db server and put it there (along with a few other apps that we use for monitoring).
    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 SQL Sentry

    SQL Sentry offers more features and is customize-able to fit our business needs. It has more centralized management and support. The company's technical support is also top notch. It is also worth mentioning that SentryOne Team Blog is an excellent source. One can find lots of valuable troubleshooting skills on the blog site - very educational and informational.
    Jun Tang | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Catchpoint

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry

    SolarWinds SQL Sentry 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We are running 25 instances through a single monitoring service and it is able to keep up. We are finding that this many instances in our environment is about as many as can be handled. We will need to deploy additional monitoring services. Luckily, there is no additional licensing costs to deploy additional monitoring services. For us, it's just an additional Azure VM.
    Steve Strelzyk | 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 SQL Sentry

    • Better customer service as it alerts me automatically to loss of service issues so I can react and either get things fixed before it impacts the customers or to let my management know as soon as possible
    • It helps me find expensive SQL so our customers get better performance and we make better use of our resources
    Tim Hermann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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