Foglight vs. IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foglight
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.N/A
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
SQL Diagnostic Manager for Microsoft SQL Server helps database administrators to find and fix Microsoft SQL Server performance problems in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Unlike its competition, it provides effective scalability, advanced SQL query analysis and optimization, prescriptive analysis with corrective SQL scripts, powerful automated alert responses, broad PowerShell integration, complete customization, and extensive support for current and legacy Microsoft SQL Server and…
$1,996
per instance with first year maintenance included
Pricing
FoglightIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Editions & Modules
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Standard via eCommerce
1,996.00
per instance with first year maintenance included
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FoglightIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
FoglightIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Foglight
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Ratings
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
8.0
4 Ratings
4% below category average
Performance dashboard00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Intelligent alerting00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Top SQL00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Historical trend data00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Virtualization support00 Ratings5.14 Ratings
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FoglightIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
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Medium-sized Companies
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Redgate SQL Monitor
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
FoglightIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
FoglightIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Quest Software
Strengths [Foglight]
  • Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers
  • Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting.
  • Ease of use for end users is appreciated
Weaknesses [of Foglight]
  • Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset
  • Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations
  • Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems
  • Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate
  • Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.)
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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.
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Pros
Quest Software
  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • Database query optimization.
  • Monitoring of databases in real time.
  • Performance analysis and trends in the database.
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Cons
Quest Software
  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • Windows client has some issues. When you have small time intervals for your data collection, it can cause the client to become unresponsive and require you to restart it.
  • It takes more time to get the web client running than it does to get the windows client running.
  • The visualizations have been the same for the last eight years--could use a little bit of a refresh.
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Alternatives Considered
Quest Software
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is an excellent tool, however I think Solarwinds Database Perfromance Analyzer is a slightly stronger more well rounded product
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Return on Investment
Quest Software
  • Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • 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.
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