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Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan

DBArtisan is functional and suitable for any sized organization that needs to monitor its database resources and running queries.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Diagnostic Manager

If you have several SQL servers and don't have a lot of time or resources to constantly monitor them, SQLdm will be very helpful. For one or two servers, it might be overkill. All of our servers are virtual, so having a tool that can monitor host metrics as well as guest metrics is a plus as well.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DBArtisan
8.3
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Version control tools
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Test data generation
DBArtisan
8.2
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Performance optimization tools
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Schema maintenance
DBArtisan
9.2
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Database change management
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager

Database Administration

DBArtisan
7.9
SQL Diagnostic Manager
User management
DBArtisan
7.6
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Database security
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Database status reporting
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager
Change management
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager

SQL Performance Monitoring

DBArtisan
SQL Diagnostic Manager
9.0
Performance dashboard
DBArtisan
SQL Diagnostic Manager
9.0
Intelligent alerting
DBArtisan
SQL Diagnostic Manager
9.0
Top SQL
DBArtisan
SQL Diagnostic Manager
9.0
Historical trend data
DBArtisan
SQL Diagnostic Manager
9.0
Virtualization support
DBArtisan
SQL Diagnostic Manager
9.0

Pros

DBArtisan

  • User interface is easy to use, and in some ways better than Toad. The left hand side shows all databases, and you can drill down to instance, storage, schemas, tablespaces, and performance views. The right hand side displays the details of the selected object.
  • This is the best tool if you want to manage multiple RDBMS platforms in a single tool using the same familiar interface. Other third party tools can do it also, but it's not nearly as integrated as this, and may require additional plug-ins installed. DBArtisan excels at this, and can perform cross-platform data migrations easily.
  • It has different DB analysts, which can help diagnose issues with performance, optimize storage, detect fragmentation, and plan for capacity growth. For almost any action you want to take, you can generate the DDL for preview, and/or schedule it to run at a specific time.
Johnny Wu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Diagnostic Manager

  • SQLdm does a good job of providing information at a high level, but also allows me to drill down to specific queries and events if needed. I don't always need to sift through tons of details to get the information I need. It also gives a very wide range of information from SQL specific metrics, to OS metrics, to VM metrics, all the way up to host server metrics.
  • I like how the alert and notification system can be customized. For example, if you know a certain server regularly has long-running queries, you can adjust the alert to not fire unless a query has been running for 30 minutes while the rest of the servers fire after 30 seconds. That is very helpful in not being bombarded at dinner with alerts from a server similar to, "I've been at 90% cpu for 26 milliseconds!!!!!!!...and now it's back down to 30%" Good information to know, but not something you need to literally lose sleep over.
  • I like how you can configure different servers to be monitored differently. For example, you can have a group of servers called DEVELOPMENT that you can turn on heavier monitoring on so you can test how changes in applications might affect the SQL environment, but in the PRODUCTION group, you may only want to enable the heavier analysis and logging when performance issues are actively being reported.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBArtisan

  • Locks up far too often
  • Licensing structure is expensive
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Diagnostic Manager

  • While there is reporting present in the app, I don't find it to be very configurable. I eventually pointed our reporting software at the SQLdm database so I could craft my own reporting. The reporting that's there is sufficient for a lot of things, but for more detailed analysis and trending, it's a little light
  • The config right out of the box feels a little heavy to me. It leans towards the side of over monitoring and over notifying. For example, I view "critical" alerts as those that I'd want to be woken up at 3am for. After a fresh install, I felt like I was getting so many "critical" alerts that I was starting to ignore them. I had to spend a good bit of time tweaking.
  • Sometimes the interface seems laggy. Switching between individual servers and switching screens can take what feels like a long time. I'm not sure if it's the way I have the client configured or something up with my machine, but this app in particular feels slower than it should.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DBArtisan

DBArtisan 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I have never tried their support so the number above is meaningless
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Diagnostic Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

DBArtisan

DBArtisan does not have an in-depth performance analyzer for databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Diagnostic Manager

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

DBArtisan

  • It has a positive ROI on our organization. It's better than OEM and SQL Developer. Although the license could be expensive, it is perfect for large organizations, especially with multiple RDBMS platforms.
  • Most features are redundant between DBArtisan and Toad. I would not recommend using both if you already own one of them. Just download the trial for the one you're not using, and see what works best for your organization.
  • DBArtisan is great for DBAs and would be my personal preference. Toad is good for developers and DBAs alike but I feel like sometimes the interface is too busy and too clumsy to use.
Johnny Wu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Diagnostic Manager

  • It saves me a significant amount of time each week, freeing me up for other important tasks. I couldn't possibly monitor each server individually to the extent that SQLdm does.
  • With the wealth of information I can get to easily, I can be more proactive in taking care of my environments rather than reactive. The times when other people notice something happening before I do are few and far between.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DBArtisan

General

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

SQL Diagnostic Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager
9.0

Support Rating

DBArtisan
5.0
SQL Diagnostic Manager

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