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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    N-able N-central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.8

    Redgate SQL Monitor

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

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • N-able N-central is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Redgate SQL Monitor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.9

    N-able N-central

    69%
    21 Ratings
    10.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    N-able N-central

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    N-able N-central

    91%
    3 Ratings
    7.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.8

    N-able N-central

    88%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    N-able N-central

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Redgate SQL Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    N-able

    N-able N-central is highly suitable for IT Admins within large organizations that need oversight of all it equipment. Ideal for managing organizations that need inventory and management of more than 10 IT devices. Highly inappropriate for smaller scale companies that mange less than 10 PCs
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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

    N-able

    • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
    • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
    • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
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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

    N-able

    • Expensive software
    • The support team are terrible
    • Sales team will promise the world to get you over the line
    • Subscription management is tedious
    • Old software with very little development and the support team will not provide any further information on this - no roadmap
    • Integrations galore - but none of them are effective
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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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    Pricing Details

    N-able N-central

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    N-able N-central editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Redgate SQL Monitor

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Redgate SQL Monitor editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional 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.

        Likelihood to Renew

        N-able

        Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
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        Redgate

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        N-able

        The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
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        Redgate

        Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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        Support Rating

        N-able

        For the most part, support has been good, but often we need to reach out to our account manager to ask that cases be escalated. First level support can often be frustrating to work with. There are particular support engineers that we know we won't get good service from when they are assigned to cases. The level of support offered did become worse when the company was sold to SolarWinds.
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        Redgate

        Fast support responses from Redgate
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        Implementation Rating

        N-able

        Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
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        Redgate

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        N-able

        N-Central has automation manager, which allows you to automate multiple tasks, thereby saving time and effort through Automated patching. AV and Backups are built into the system, and can be deployed by checking a box. It's easy to update and keep secure. File transfer and remote controls are great and make easy work from off-site.
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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

        N-able

        • Reduced time to manage and support servers and endpoints.
        • Provides support dept with more accurate information to assess and resolve issues quicker and more efficiently.
        • The subscription cost associated with N-central, to our clients has a good profit margin for us.
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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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