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Score 8.4 out of 100

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DBeaver

Great tool for developers to use to dive into their databases. Not so great if you are a die-hard Windows user with expectations of a SQL Management studio replacement. This is the less suited tool for people looking to just view and edit data. If you need to generate any scripts or import and export data, this is the tool to use.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Database Development

DBeaver
8.0
SQL Sentry
Version control tools
DBeaver
8.5
SQL Sentry
Test data generation
DBeaver
8.2
SQL Sentry
Performance optimization tools
DBeaver
8.5
SQL Sentry
Schema maintenance
DBeaver
7.5
SQL Sentry
Database change management
DBeaver
7.2
SQL Sentry

Database Administration

DBeaver
7.9
SQL Sentry
User management
DBeaver
9.0
SQL Sentry
Database security
DBeaver
6.9
SQL Sentry
Database status reporting
DBeaver
8.0
SQL Sentry
Change management
DBeaver
7.9
SQL Sentry

SQL Performance Monitoring

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
9.1
Performance dashboard
DBeaver
SQL Sentry
9.4
Intelligent alerting
DBeaver
SQL Sentry
9.6
Top SQL
DBeaver
SQL Sentry
9.5
Historical trend data
DBeaver
SQL Sentry
9.3
Virtualization support
DBeaver
SQL Sentry
9.7

Pros

DBeaver

  • Find the right driver automatically.
  • Export entity-relationship schemes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

  • Alerting is very flexible and configurable to our needs
  • Linking alerting into third party alerting tools via PowerShell was easy
  • Collecting and rolling up SQL statements make it much easier to troubleshoot performance problems
  • Drilling into PLE and what’s happening when it drops out
  • Ease of drilling into time-frame to figure out what was the issue at that time
  • Being able to query the SentryOne database for management reports is awesome (Deadlocks and Blocking)
Louis Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBeaver

  • Sometimes it's clunky and slow.
  • One time it made changes to prod without me asking it to do anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DBeaver

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 9.0
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

DBeaver

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 8.8
Based on 11 answers
As a general rule, out of the box use of the product is very easy. With little to no experience in the platform, we were up and running with it inside of 3 days. New developers and DBAs in the organization can get a grip on how to use monitoring features inside of half an hour.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

DBeaver

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.1
Based on 2 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

DBeaver

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.1
Based on 2 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

DBeaver

DBeaver 5.5
Based on 2 answers
At the moment, from our company we have not had to try the DBeaver support service, so we cannot answer this question. We understand that the paid version will offer a much better service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 10.0
Based on 16 answers
They usually respond within a few hours and will pull in needed resources without the need for me to escalate the issue. They take the initiative to follow up. They are open to suggestions for future enhancements and actually implement them. They give the impression they want to resolve your issues.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DBeaver

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 8.5
Based on 11 answers
Understand your user base and work out security in advance. Setting up users may have been the hardest part of implementation. After that teaching the UI to IT professionals was rather easy. Setting up appropriate alerts is an ongoing process, what you get out of alerting is rather equal to what you put into it.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DBeaver

MySQL workbench from MySQL only supports MySQL databases and it only provides basic functionality. On top of that, the user experience could be quite confusing for first-time users. SSMS from SQL server doesn't support inline editing nicely. The view for inline editing and view data is different, making it uncomfortable to use. All in all, DBeaver is the best tool when you manage a lot of databases with different types.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DBeaver

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

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

DBeaver

  • Saved our development team hours of work handcrafting database deployment scripts by generating DDL scripts for us.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DBeaver

General

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

DBeaver Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SQL Sentry

General

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

SQL Sentry Editions & Modules

Edition
SQL Sentry$2,4951
SQL Sentry Annual Maintenance$4992
SQL Sentry Subscription$1253
SQL Sentry Essentials$9954
SQL Sentry Essentials Maintenance$1995
SQL Sentry Essentials Subscription$506
Plan Explorer (SQL Server Query Tuning)$07
  1. per instance
  2. per year
  3. per month; billed annually
  4. per instance (up to 5 instances)
  5. per year
  6. per month; billed annually
  7. free
Additional Pricing Details
You can trial SQL Sentry Essentials for free at www.sentryone.com/essentials-trial , and SQL Sentry at my.sentryone.com/trial.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBeaver
7.9
SQL Sentry
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
9.0

Usability

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
8.8

Reliability and Availability

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
7.1

Performance

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
7.1

Support Rating

DBeaver
5.5
SQL Sentry
10.0

In-Person Training

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
8.0

Implementation Rating

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
8.5

Scalability

DBeaver
SQL Sentry
7.0

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