14 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
26 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Redgate SQL Monitor ranks higher in 1 feature set: SQL Performance Monitoring

SQL Performance Monitoring

9.4

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

94%
9.8

Redgate SQL Monitor

98%
Redgate SQL Monitor ranks higher in 4/5 features

Performance dashboard

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Intelligent alerting

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Top SQL

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Historical trend data

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Virtualization support

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Redgate SQL Monitor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

96%
3 Ratings
10.0

Redgate SQL Monitor

100%
5 Ratings

Usability

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Redgate SQL Monitor

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Redgate SQL Monitor

100%
2 Ratings

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

Pros

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

  • Database query optimization.
  • Monitoring of databases in real time.
  • Performance analysis and trends in the database.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | 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

  • 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.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | 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

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

Starting Price

$1,996 per instance with first year maintenance included

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

Starting Price

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.

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

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL, Redgate SQL, and MonitorLogicMonitor are similar products to each other. We decided on IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL because our experience with locating heavy queries has been very good and it provides real-time monitoring of all servers and databases. It also allows you to have a large volume of historical data which allows you to analyze trends in the databases.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | 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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