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Score 6.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight

It really depends on why my colleague is evaluating Foglight. If it is for Database monitoring and management, I highly recommend it. If it is for anything else, I would encourage them to look at others in this space.
Aletha Diaz | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
Performance dashboard
Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.9
Intelligent alerting
Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.0
Top SQL
Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
Historical trend data
Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
Virtualization support
Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0

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

  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
Jaime L. Regan | 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

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

Anderson Costa | 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

  • For the past 5 years, we heavily leveraged their application synthetic capabilities which caught several outages to our online presence before our users did or as they did, saving us valuable time and money to get back up and running.
  • Their ability to deep dive into databases has helped the rollout of our new software, speeding up the time to market. We have been able to identify problems with our code in the staging and development tiers, ensuring we release better, more stable software to our customers.
Aletha Diaz | 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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Pricing Details

Foglight

General

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

Redgate SQL Monitor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight
6.4
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8

Usability

Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
7.0

Support Rating

Foglight
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0

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