ClusterControl vs. Spotlight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClusterControl
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
ClusterControl enables companies to deploy, manage, monitor and scale their databases on the technology stack of their choice. According to the vendor some key features and benefits include: Repeatable Deployments: Deploy standalone, replicated or clustered databases on the technology stack of your choice Complete Lifecycle Management: Automate failovers, recovery and day to day tasks uniformly across polyglot databases and dynamic…N/A
Spotlight
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Spotlight from Quest Software is a database performance monitoring option.N/A
Pricing
ClusterControlSpotlight
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClusterControlSpotlight
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ClusterControlSpotlight
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
ClusterControl
9.7
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Spotlight
-
Ratings
Performance optimization tools9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Schema maintenance9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Database change management9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
ClusterControl
9.9
4 Ratings
16% above category average
Spotlight
-
Ratings
User management9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Database status reporting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
ClusterControl
-
Ratings
Spotlight
7.7
3 Ratings
10% 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
ClusterControlSpotlight
Small Businesses
DBeaver
DBeaver
Score 9.2 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
ER/Studio Data Architect
ER/Studio Data Architect
Score 9.9 out of 10
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
ER/Studio Data Architect
ER/Studio Data Architect
Score 9.9 out of 10
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
ClusterControlSpotlight
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClusterControlSpotlight
Likelihood to Recommend
Severalnines AB
I love its ability to work without manual configuration. ClusterControl has enabled us to control all servers across business and monitor overall server health with ease. ClusterControl ability to automate repetitive tasks has made my work easier and saves me a lot of time. It also offers a very good GUI.
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Quest
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!!!").
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Pros
Severalnines AB
  • Proficient and proactive database monitoring, which governs security.
  • Automation of the routine processes, more those those that entails repetitions.
  • Further, ClusterControl has tools for performance optimization, which improves the quality of results.
  • Lastly, ClusterControl supports database scaling and automation, a strategic option for efficient management.
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Quest
  • 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.
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Cons
Severalnines AB
  • It's holistic with data virtualization.
  • Requires users with skills to install.
  • Excellent with backup and instant recovery.
  • Great for the safety and security of our data.
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Quest
  • Have not found any issues at this point.
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Support Rating
Severalnines AB
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Quest
Though our support needs have been minimal, we have gotten good responses when we have needed it.
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Alternatives Considered
Severalnines AB
Fantastic with secure access to data within the organization. Magnificent to monitor the database performance and do a repair. Efficient with backup and recovery. Intuitive dashboard.
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Quest
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.
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Return on Investment
Severalnines AB
  • It provides work efficiency because it offers timely notifications and alerts.
  • ClusterControl has strong data security.
  • It enables me to fully maximize data operation because it collects comprehensive performance data that I use to improve workflows, therefore boosting productivity.
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Quest
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

ClusterControl Screenshots

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