Foglight vs. Redgate SQL Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foglight
Score 8.9 out of 10
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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
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Redgate’s SQL Monitor helps teams looking after SQL servers be more proactive. SQL Monitor enables monitoring environments custom to the user’s SQL server to recognize issues before they impact users. It supports monitoring on-premises and cloud-based servers from a single interface.N/A
Pricing
FoglightRedgate SQL Monitor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FoglightRedgate SQL Monitor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll prices are per server and include one year’s support and upgrades. For clusters, each node requires a license. Virtual machines also require a license. You don't need to buy extra licenses for multiple SQL Server instances on a server.
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Features
FoglightRedgate SQL Monitor
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Foglight
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Ratings
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Performance dashboard00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Intelligent alerting00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Top SQL00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Historical trend data00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Virtualization support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FoglightRedgate SQL Monitor
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.2 out of 10
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
SolarWinds SQL Sentry
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
FoglightRedgate SQL Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FoglightRedgate SQL Monitor
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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Redgate
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.
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Pros
Quest Software
  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
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Redgate
  • 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
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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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Redgate
  • Incremental releases can be buggy
  • Isn't the best for pinpointing performance issues
  • Web interface can be sluggish
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Usability
Quest Software
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Redgate
Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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Support Rating
Quest Software
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Redgate
Fast support responses from Redgate
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Alternatives Considered
Quest Software
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Redgate
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.
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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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Redgate
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

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