HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) vs. Redgate SQL Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) is a solution for managing hardware across a variety of HP servers, in addition to storage and networking product. Some key features include: Inventory Management and Reporting, Health Management, and Firmware and System Software Updates Management.N/A
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.1 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
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Redgate SQL Monitor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Redgate 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
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SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
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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
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Redgate SQL Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)Redgate SQL Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
This software is suited for a smaller organization with a small datacenter that uses mainly HP hardware. Once the environment gets larger it would pay to move to some of their paid for products
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at scanning for devices and adding them for monitoring is almost effortless.
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at detecting most HP hardware and integrating with local management software.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • I think some of the areas that HP Systems Insight Manager can improve is non HP hardware.
  • This software also sometimes struggles handling larger environments.
  • This software also has issues managing environments that aren't set up perfectly.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
For basic functions it's very easy to set up and use. However, for more advanced functions it takes a lot of time to figure out its quirks
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Redgate
Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Redgate
Fast support responses from Redgate
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Implementation Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It's good for small organizations that use HP branded equipment
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Redgate
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Some of the other products I use for system management are HP SiteScope and SolarWinds Orion NPM and APM. SiteScope is another good HP product but it isn't very cost effective to use for general system management. It's good for performing complex alerting and monitoring. SolarWinds makes a great product but it is better geared for gathering statistics and performance data real-time and historically. Again the cost of this product makes it ineffective for general system monitoring.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Since this software is free if you buy HP hardware the cost is nothing which is nice for cash strapped businesses.
  • This software has a somewhat difficult time handling large environments where systems are not configured perfectly for this software.
  • I would always recommend having multiples of this software installed for redundancy because generally unless it and the environment is properly configured it can require maintenance.
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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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