erwin Data Modeler vs. SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
erwin Data Modeler
Score 8.7 out of 10
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erwin Data Modeler by Quest is a data modeling tool used to find, visualize, design, deploy and standardize high-quality enterprise data assets. It can discover and document any data from anywhere for consistency, clarity and artifact reuse across large-scale data integration, master data management, metadata management, Big Data, business intelligence and analytics initiatives, accomplishing this whil esupporting data governance and intelligence efforts.N/A
SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor
Score 8.9 out of 10
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VividCortex, acquired by SolarWinds in December 2019, provides database performance monitoring designed to increase system performance, team efficiency, and infrastructure cost savings. The GDPR- and SOC 2-compliant platform offers visibility into major open-source databases—MySQL, PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, MongoDB, and Redis—for the engineering team at scale. Industry leaders like Etsy, GitHub, SendGrid, and Yelp rely on Database Performance Monitor for all-query monitoring and drill…N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Egnyte
Egnyte
Score 7.5 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
erwin Data ModelerSolarWinds Database Performance Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(7 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
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User Testimonials
erwin Data ModelerSolarWinds Database Performance Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Quest Software
I have had a chance to use few other data modeling tools from Quest and Oracle, but I am most comfortable using erwin Data Modeler. They understand your data modeling needs and have designed the software to give you a feeling of completeness when you are designing a data model.
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SolarWinds
Computing resources consumed by the DB instance, DPA queries & wait time, deadlock conditions, virtual infrastructure resources. The addition of NPM & DPA integration as well as cross-correlation in the identification of issues with the network or server or DB is all stupid-proof. Monitoring is more than just health and resource consumption, it's also performance. DB performance analysis is key to maintaining healthy DB instances.
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Pros
Quest Software
  • Reverse Engineering: I love the way we can import an SQL file containing schema meta data and generate ER diagram out of it. This is specifically useful if you are implementing erwin Data Modeler for an existing database.
  • Forward Engineering: We use this feature very frequently. Where we do database changes in our physical and logical data models and then generate deployment scripts for the changes made.
  • Physical vs Logical Models: I like to have my database model split into physical and logical models and at the same time still linked to each other. Any changes you make to logical model or physical model shows up in the other.
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SolarWinds
  • Simple to use and very easy to learn.
  • The execution engines run in parallel, can execute any syntax or query.
  • DPN can run all queries for both Oracle and SQL with no additional support.
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Cons
Quest Software
  • Cost is the single largest barrier to entry with this tool.
  • Would like to see a greater variety of export options available for use outside of the tool, for example as a vector graphic.
  • Support has been uneven at times.
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SolarWinds
  • The Reporting feature currently doesn't allow customization.
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Usability
Quest Software
I had a lot of experience using erwin Data Modeler for designing data models. I think it's pretty intuitive and easy to use. It has enough features to represent your database requirements in form of a model.
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SolarWinds
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Support Rating
Quest Software
CA customer support and our account manager have been able to support us with any issues that we have had, from managing our serial keys to issues we logged tickets to resolve. There are aspects of key management that have made it difficult over the years but support usually has worked with us.
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SolarWinds
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Alternatives Considered
Quest Software
Not listed, but I've only used alternatives built into something like the Squirrel SQL editor. That one is semi-functional but lacking many features and, in some instances, just plain wrong. The only pro there is that it's freely available and works over ODBC. I've tried some of the other free ones like Creately but didn't have much success.
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SolarWinds
DPM is less expensive and more feature-rich. Also, Oracle tech support is garbage, unless you can afford to spend a day getting assistance.
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Return on Investment
Quest Software
  • It is difficult to assign a monetary value to it. The initial learning curve was fairly long.
  • It allows us to have better support documentation.
  • It allows ease of communications between functional units.
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SolarWinds
  • What is the cost of a downed DB instance? That's your ROI. DPM lets you see issues before they become critical.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor Screenshots

Screenshot of The Profiler Dashboard is a powerful, dynamic dashboard for ranking and filtering activity on your servers: It can instantly show you what needs attention and it provides a unified view of all your database types that VividCortex monitors. It enables you to view and understand your system by profiling it according to its most significant attributes—customized and selected by you.Screenshot of This dashboard displays a list of queries and allows you to filter them with powerful specificity. Filters can be set according to query text, host, and timeframe when the query was first seen / last active.Screenshot of VividCortex captures an enormous amount of data, and the Summary Dashboard helps users make sense of it, reducing their time-to-insight. It features widgets with automatic displays for Top 5 Queries by Total Time, Top 5 Queries by User CPU, Application Overview, Critical Events, and more.Screenshot of VividCortex monitors thousands of metrics in your system, and the Charts and Dashboard’s navigation pane allows you to toggle, customize, and enable various categories of generated charts. You can then easily navigate and examine the charts’ metrics with mouseover and zoom capabilities.