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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Robot Monitor

We can verify the infra and application performance at a central location. The most critical stuff ODBC/JBDC jobs monitoring, like to verify the top takers of the CPU and disk i/o on the system. Wee can keep an eye on the key values that indicate the VIOS health, processor, disk and memory and much more can do by this tool.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Robot Monitor
Spotlight
8.0
Performance dashboard
Robot Monitor
Spotlight
8.9
Intelligent alerting
Robot Monitor
Spotlight
8.5
Top SQL
Robot Monitor
Spotlight
7.5
Historical trend data
Robot Monitor
Spotlight
8.0
Virtualization support
Robot Monitor
Spotlight
7.0

Pros

Robot Monitor

  • Auto reply to the MSGW.
  • Robot network GUI is place to monitor all the systems at one place.
  • Based the MSG ID/JOBS, the alerts are set up to notify the concerned person/team.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | 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

Robot Monitor

  • Need to add more options of monitoring the file levels.
  • Number of members on a physical file and it should alert when it reaches threshold value as we defined.
  • Not much and it's perfect tool to automate the environment.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • Spotlight is not cheap to own/run
  • Quest who owns Spotlight has changed their pricing model
Tony Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Robot Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Spotlight

Spotlight 8.7
Based on 4 answers
I've never had to contact support, as of yet I have had no issues or problems with the tool. This is after 5 years of use.
Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Robot Monitor

It's a best tool/product in the market and easy to use. It serves our purpose and saves a lot time of the resource from the manual task. The main and most important is, its support team. One of the best support team I have ever seen. Their dedicated product engineer have a good knowledge over the product and helps immediately.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | 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

Robot Monitor

  • Can monitor the systems in a central view.
  • It's easy to maintain with better security to the robo commands.
  • Cost effectiveness.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • Spotlight is reasonably inexpensive, and any one of the multiple things we use it for more than justifies the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Robot Monitor

General

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

Spotlight

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Robot Monitor
10.0
Spotlight
8.3

Support Rating

Robot Monitor
Spotlight
8.7

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