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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    Foglight

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.8

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    98%
    Redgate SQL Monitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Redgate SQL Monitor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Foglight

    90%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Foglight

    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.)
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor is well suited for database administrators or companies who implement software that relies on SQL servers. It will help them test new changes and ensure this will not impact the performance of their software. It is a last resort for MSPs to use to get to the bottom of an ongoing performance issue with their SQL server.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Foglight

    • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
    • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
    • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
    Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    • It will tell you if your server is under attack.
    • You can quickly see how your server is performing and which queries are taking the longest
    • I gives you the feeling that you are in control of your database, that you know what is going on for when they users ring up and tell you that the server is slow
    Doug Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Foglight

    • GUI interface is difficult to navigate
    • No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
    • We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
    Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    • Incremental releases can be buggy
    • Isn't the best for pinpointing performance issues
    • Web interface can be sluggish
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Foglight

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    Foglight

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
    Chris Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Foglight

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Fast support responses from Redgate
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Foglight

    I have experienced great business insights from the operation of this product on our data and work environment. It closely monitors workflows to ensure that there is positive and regulated outcomes that meets company standards. It detects problems in early stages to avoid critical cases that can lead to higher cost and time wastage. It prepares data and all workloads to make the process of migration from our company to cloud servers more simple.
    Emma Woodbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    Redgate SQL Monitor is a lot cheaper than SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer. I prefer the SolarWinds' design and that it offers integration with other SolarWinds products we already use. SolarWinds supports more than SQL servers (Oracle, MySQL, Maria DB, IBM DB2) and the analysis seems to be much better. The Spiceworks SQL Server monitoring is a free tool and is ideal for monitoring small business SQL instances.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Foglight

    • Positive - near instant alerts help combat potential problems quickly
    • Positive - minimizes business interruption
    • Positive - limits disruptions to productivity
    Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    • The quality of the product and give a negative investment impression, on the plus side when it does work it is a god send.
    • Day to day tasks as made simpler, and a feeling of security of realised. Just don't change anything.
    Doug Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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