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Score 8.3 out of 100
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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

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

It has great out-of-the-box features that make it easy to install and get it up and running right away. However, fine tuning and customization of the solution, like setting up custom alerts and notifications, needs to be someones dedicated responsibility. Because of this, we don't necessarily have the time allocated to become true subject matter experts on the tool. What we get out of the box is usually going to be the norm.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.3
Performance dashboard
Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.7
Intelligent alerting
Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.8
Top SQL
Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.7
Historical trend data
Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.1
Virtualization support
Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.1

Pros

Catchpoint

  • Reporting
  • Customized scripts
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

  • Provides a fantastic review capability for historic data, collating data in a far more efficient, presentable way than you can with default tools. You know that if a customer experienced even the slightest performance dip overnight, you can review that to the finest detail later.
  • A highly customisable monitoring system, providing rock solid information which you can drill down to the smallest detail.
  • An outstanding Support Team, which continues to go above and beyond any expectations.
  • The perfect SQL Server monitoring platform.
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

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

  • The presentation of SQL server waits needs work. A large value on a throw away wait like cxpacket will change the scale such that an important wait like sos_schedular _yield is not readable. I have been told this is being addressed in the next release.
  • Installation of the client requires sysadmin access on the repository server for the initial install. Once the install is complete sysadmin can be removed.
  • There is a web interface but this does not have much of the functionality yet.
  • I have not found a way to view page splits over time.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Catchpoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

SolarWinds SQL Sentry 8.9
Based on 16 answers
This tool is invaluable within our organization. With the recent financial impacts to businesses across the globe related to Covid-19, we were asked if we could reduce licenses to cut costs. When we pointed out the business value that the tool brings and the risks that would be taken by not having the tool, the decision was clear. We looked elsewhere to makes cuts.
Steve Strelzyk | 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

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

SolarWinds SQL Sentry 9.2
Based on 12 answers
I don't know how we survived before without this tool, the added value that you get from it to do deep dive performance analysis, reactive problem solving and proactive monitoring and alerting is limitless. We have only scratched the surface of what we can do with this tool at my company. The support and ROI that SentryOne provide is exceptional and one of my favourite vendors to deal with.
Anonymous | 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 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

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

SolarWinds SQL Sentry 9.9
Based on 19 answers
The main platform is very well supported. Requests for help with customizing alerts and monitors have been rapidly and thoroughly responded to. Our use of the chain feature seems to be out of the ordinary and our defect reports there while understood and taken seriously, tend to be lower priority than defects in the main platform. They will work diligently to give us a workaround but correction in the standard release is a little slower in the chain feature.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | 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

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

  • 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

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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Pricing Details

Catchpoint

General

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

Catchpoint Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

General

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

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Catchpoint
8.1
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.9

Usability

Catchpoint
7.0
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
7.1

Performance

Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
7.1

Support Rating

Catchpoint
8.9
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
9.9

In-Person Training

Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.0

Implementation Rating

Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
8.5

Scalability

Catchpoint
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
7.0

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