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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

If you have several SQL servers and don't have a lot of time or resources to constantly monitor them, SQLdm will be very helpful. For one or two servers, it might be overkill. All of our servers are virtual, so having a tool that can monitor host metrics as well as guest metrics is a plus as well.
Greg Goss | 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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
9.0
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
Performance dashboard
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
9.0
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.9
Intelligent alerting
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
9.0
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.0
Top SQL
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
9.0
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
Historical trend data
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
9.0
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
Virtualization support
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
9.0
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0

Pros

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

  • Ease of setup--agentless
  • Flexible in terms of configuring alerts and thresholds
  • Cost effective
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | 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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

  • While there is reporting present in the app, I don't find it to be very configurable. I eventually pointed our reporting software at the SQLdm database so I could craft my own reporting. The reporting that's there is sufficient for a lot of things, but for more detailed analysis and trending, it's a little light
  • The config right out of the box feels a little heavy to me. It leans towards the side of over monitoring and over notifying. For example, I view "critical" alerts as those that I'd want to be woken up at 3am for. After a fresh install, I felt like I was getting so many "critical" alerts that I was starting to ignore them. I had to spend a good bit of time tweaking.
  • Sometimes the interface seems laggy. Switching between individual servers and switching screens can take what feels like a long time. I'm not sure if it's the way I have the client configured or something up with my machine, but this app in particular feels slower than it should.
Greg Goss | 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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

All the toolsets we looked at have the same basic feature sets. We felt like IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server had more features (SQL Doctor features) and better historical features. More toolsets now have a lot of these features, but for eight years, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server led the pack in these areas.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | 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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

  • It saves me a significant amount of time each week, freeing me up for other important tasks. I couldn't possibly monitor each server individually to the extent that SQLdm does.
  • With the wealth of information I can get to easily, I can be more proactive in taking care of my environments rather than reactive. The times when other people notice something happening before I do are few and far between.
Greg Goss | 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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

General

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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard via eCommerce1,996.001
  1. per instance with first year maintenance included
Additional Pricing Details

Redgate SQL Monitor

General

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

Redgate SQL Monitor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
All 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
9.0
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8

Usability

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Redgate SQL Monitor
7.0

Support Rating

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0

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