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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    Foglight

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Spotlight

    77%
    Spotlight ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    2 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Foglight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Foglight

    91%
    6 Ratings
    8.4

    Spotlight

    84%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Spotlight

    88%
    4 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

    Spotlight

    Spotlight is great when you need a tool to give a quick look at a SQL server as a whole. It gives you the ability to see a lot of things, which can be vital in diagnosing problems or identifying stressors. Less great is the open-end of some of the diagnoses it makes, and things it identifies as "problems" (unless you love users coming to you and saying something like "Spotlight says there's a problem with our page latch!!!").
    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

    Spotlight

    • I love the main page that provides a color code list of all the servers so I know very quickly where to focus my attention first.
    • I love how easy it is to configure new notifications.
    • I love how easy it is to configure a new server to monitor.
    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

    Spotlight

    • Have not found any issues at this point.
    Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Foglight

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Spotlight

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Foglight

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Spotlight

    Spotlight 8.8
    Based on 4 answers
    Though our support needs have been minimal, we have gotten good responses when we have needed it.
    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

    Spotlight

    I think Dell is better with its dashboard and ease of use, but SQL Sentry is better at customization. We used Spotlight at my previous company, and SQLSentry at my current company.
    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

    Spotlight

    • We have not encountered any issues and continue to keep Spotlight's version current.
    • Very simple to set up and add databases. The only thing that has to happen to the database is that a user ID needs to exist.
    Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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