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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    Datadog

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    SQL Server BI Manager

    78%
    SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    4 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    4 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Datadog is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Datadog

    90%
    19 Ratings
    7.0

    SQL Server BI Manager

    70%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Datadog

    100%
    1 Rating

    SQL Server BI Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Datadog

    88%
    10 Ratings

    SQL Server BI Manager

    N/A
    0 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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    SQL Server [Business Intelligence] Manager is useful for tracking performance across SSIS, SSRS and SSA and have the data represented in dashboards. It helps improve performance and helps end users. However, several features are redundant for smaller organization that can use the tools that comes with existing Microsoft products. These features also takes time to learn and use.
    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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    • Types of alerts
    • Dashboard view
    • Configurable Alerts
    Anonymous | 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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    • Lacks versioning control.
    • Lacks support/native driver for alternative database.
    • Only plays well with other Microsoft products.
    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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SQL Server BI Manager Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager does what SQL Server Management Studio should already do natively. So it actually fills up important gaps Microsoft left in its product.
    Gedson Silva | 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

    SQL Server BI Manager

    • More efficiencies throughout the BI stack
    • Less employees needed for monitoring all the BI processing
    • Proactive error handling
    Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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