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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    Datadog

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.8

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    98%
    Redgate SQL Monitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Datadog is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Redgate SQL Monitor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Datadog

    90%
    19 Ratings
    10.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Datadog

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Datadog

    88%
    10 Ratings
    10.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Datadog

    Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor is well suited for database administrators or companies who implement software that relies on SQL servers. It will help them test new changes and ensure this will not impact the performance of their software. It is a last resort for MSPs to use to get to the bottom of an ongoing performance issue with their SQL server.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Datadog

    • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
    • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
    • Lightweight agent on hosts
    Anthony Zappala | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    • It will tell you if your server is under attack.
    • You can quickly see how your server is performing and which queries are taking the longest
    • I gives you the feeling that you are in control of your database, that you know what is going on for when they users ring up and tell you that the server is slow
    Doug Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Datadog

    • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
    • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
    • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
    Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    • Incremental releases can be buggy
    • Isn't the best for pinpointing performance issues
    • Web interface can be sluggish
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Datadog

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 5 hosts

    Datadog Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Infrastructure$15.001
    Log Management$1.272
    APM$31.003
    1. Per Host Per Month
    2. Per Million Log Events
    3. Per Host Per Month
    SaaS Edition
    Free$01
    Standard$15/host2
    EnterpriseCustom3
    1. Up to 5 hosts
    2. Up to 500 hosts
    3. 500+ hosts
    Additional Pricing Details

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Redgate SQL Monitor Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    All prices are per server and include one year’s support and upgrades. For clusters, each node requires a license. Virtual machines also require a license. You don't need to buy extra licenses for multiple SQL Server instances on a server.

    Usability

    Datadog

    Datadog 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
    Chris Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Datadog

    Datadog 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Fast support responses from Redgate
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Datadog

    We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor is a lot cheaper than SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer. I prefer the SolarWinds' design and that it offers integration with other SolarWinds products we already use. SolarWinds supports more than SQL servers (Oracle, MySQL, Maria DB, IBM DB2) and the analysis seems to be much better. The Spiceworks SQL Server monitoring is a free tool and is ideal for monitoring small business SQL instances.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Datadog

    • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
    • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
    Rajeshh Raghavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    • The quality of the product and give a negative investment impression, on the plus side when it does work it is a god send.
    • Day to day tasks as made simpler, and a feeling of security of realised. Just don't change anything.
    Doug Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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