IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server vs. Redgate SQL Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SQL Diagnostic Manager for Microsoft SQL Server helps database administrators to find and fix Microsoft SQL Server performance problems in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Unlike its competition, it provides effective scalability, advanced SQL query analysis and optimization, prescriptive analysis with corrective SQL scripts, powerful automated alert responses, broad PowerShell integration, complete customization, and extensive support for current and legacy Microsoft SQL Server and…
$1,996
per instance with first year maintenance included
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
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
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL ServerRedgate SQL Monitor
Editions & Modules
Standard via eCommerce
1,996.00
per instance with first year maintenance included
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL ServerRedgate SQL Monitor
Free Trial
YesYes
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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Community Pulse
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL ServerRedgate SQL Monitor
Considered Both Products
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Chose 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 …
Redgate SQL Monitor

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL ServerRedgate SQL Monitor
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
8.0
4 Ratings
4% below category average
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Performance dashboard9.04 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Intelligent alerting8.04 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Top SQL9.04 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Historical trend data9.04 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Virtualization support5.04 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL ServerRedgate SQL Monitor
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.1 out of 10
LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Redgate SQL Monitor
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.1 out of 10
LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL ServerRedgate SQL Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL ServerRedgate SQL Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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.
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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
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • Database query optimization.
  • Monitoring of databases in real time.
  • Performance analysis and trends in the database.
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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
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • Windows client has some issues. When you have small time intervals for your data collection, it can cause the client to become unresponsive and require you to restart it.
  • It takes more time to get the web client running than it does to get the windows client running.
  • The visualizations have been the same for the last eight years--could use a little bit of a refresh.
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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
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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Redgate
Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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Support Rating
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
Redgate
Fast support responses from Redgate
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Alternatives Considered
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is an excellent tool, however I think Solarwinds Database Perfromance Analyzer is a slightly stronger more well rounded product
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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
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • 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.
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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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server Screenshots

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Redgate SQL Monitor Screenshots

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