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Score 8.6 out of 100

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Foglight

90%
6 Ratings
9.4

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

94%
112 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

86%
4 Ratings

Usability

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
6 Ratings

Availability

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Performance

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

94%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

76%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

82%
1 Rating

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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

This is an easy 10 because I actually have recommended this product to multiple clients and colleagues! Any shop that writes its own SQL queries will benefit from the insight provided by SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, so they know which of their queries is causing a bottleneck. Small shops or databases with only a few tables likely will see far fewer opportunities for optimization.
Stan York | 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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Maintains historical SQL execution data, enabling forensic analysis
  • Has the ability to slice and dice the data so that you can drill down to the execution of a single SQL statement being executed by a stored procedure
  • Alerts to when the consumption pattern changes
  • Shows historical average run times against the current, illustrating problems when they arise
  • Provides tuning advice based on best practices
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Alerts seem to be lacking in DPA compared to competitor's tools. They can be setup but are not quite as easy or as helpful as some other tools I have used.
  • Grooming/pruning the repository database isn't very easy. We don't manage a lot of instances but our repo DB has grown pretty significantly.
  • At times when I am drilled-down to a chart, it can be difficult to navigate around from that point to another time range/query/metric.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foglight

General

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

Starting Price

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 8.6
Based on 4 answers
We have relied on this product for a very long time and it continues to exceed expectations. The product is a vital part of our organization at this point, it would not be very ideal for us to abandon it. We use it almost every day and depend on its alerts for critical parts of our business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.1
Based on 6 answers
I don't want to think about managing clusters of SQL servers in the future without this tool. We have demoed other tools and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is the gold standard for usability and insight into what your servers are doing. The UI is a bit dated, but everything is laid out in a logical manner and drilling down into queries or timeslices is extremely intuitive.
Joseph Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.4
Based on 6 answers
I have had to use their support on a few occasions, for reasons that I am not clear about until recently I have always had problems upgrading the software (although the last 2 updates have gone without issue which I am very pleased to say).On those unfortunate occasions, the support has been brilliant with either excellently documented guides on how to resolve the issue by myself or have been hands-on with calls and screen sharing to remotely fix the issue. Every time the problem was sorted and more importantly, nothing was lost (apart from a bit of time). And as I stated above whatever the problem was that was causing my upgrade issues appears to have been resolved in the last 2 updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 7.6
Based on 2 answers
Follow the guidelines for the capacity of the servers. We found that the DPA databases were getting rather large and also that there are ways to reduce their size built into some of the options.
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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

At the time, we found SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer to be easier to setup and to have a richer feature set than Redgate SQL Monitor, plus, from what I remember, the DPA pricing worked better for us over the course of a year. We're very happy with all the features DPA has to offer.
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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • It has allowed us to progress as an organization with much less reliance on a direct DBA than would traditionally be required
  • Allowed us to be much more proactive in our performance monitoring and responding to issues that would affect users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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