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Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    SQL Server BI Manager

    78%
    SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    4 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    4 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    7.0

    SQL Server BI Manager

    70%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    SQL Server BI Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    SQL Server BI Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings

    SQL Server BI Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nagios Enterprises

    Nagios monitoring is well suited for any mission critical application that requires per/second (or minute) monitoring. This would probably include even a shuttle launch. As Nagios was built around Linux, most (85%) plugins are Linux based, therefore its more suitable for a Linux environment.
    As Nagios (and dependent components) requires complex configurations & compilations, an experienced Linux engineer would be needed to install all relevant components.
    Any company that has hundreds (or thousands) of servers & services to monitor would require a stable monitoring solution like Nagios. I have seen Nagios used in extremely mediocre ways, but the core power lies when its fully configured with all remaining open-source components (i.e. MySQL, Grafana, NRDP etc). Nagios in the hands of an experienced Linux engineer can transform the organizations monitoring by taking preventative measures before a disaster strikes.
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    Idera Software

    SQL Server [Business Intelligence] Manager is useful for tracking performance across SSIS, SSRS and SSA and have the data represented in dashboards. It helps improve performance and helps end users. However, several features are redundant for smaller organization that can use the tools that comes with existing Microsoft products. These features also takes time to learn and use.
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    Pros

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Monitoring of services is one of the biggest benefits for our company. Being able to respond in a timely fashion keeps business smooth.
    • Hardware and device monitoring are easy to set up with proper parameters.
    • Notification to key staff to be able to respond quickly makes issues go away faster.
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    Idera Software

    • Types of alerts
    • Dashboard view
    • Configurable Alerts
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    Cons

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Nagios could use core improvements in HA, though, Nagios itself recommends monitoring itself with just another Nagios installation, which has worked fine for us. Given its stability, and this work-around, a minor need.
    • Nagios could also use improvements, feature wise, to the web gui. There is a lot in Nagios XI which I felt were almost excluded intentionally from the core project. Given the core functionality, a minor need. We have moved admin facing alerts to appear as though they originate from a different service to make interacting with alerts more practical.
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    Idera Software

    • Lacks versioning control.
    • Lacks support/native driver for alternative database.
    • Only plays well with other Microsoft products.
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    Pricing Details

    Nagios Core

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Nagios Core editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Single LicenseFree1
    Single LicenseFree2

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SQL Server BI Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SQL Server BI Manager 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Nagios Enterprises

      We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
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      Idera Software

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Nagios Enterprises

      The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
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      Idera Software

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Nagios Enterprises

      I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.
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      Idera Software

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Nagios Enterprises

      Because we get all we required in Nagios [Core] and for npm, we have to do lots of configuration as it is not as easy as Comair to Nagios [Core]. On npm UI, there is lots of data, so we are not able to track exact data for analysis, which is why we use Nagios [Core].
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      Idera Software

      SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager does what SQL Server Management Studio should already do natively. So it actually fills up important gaps Microsoft left in its product.
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      Return on Investment

      Nagios Enterprises

      • With it being a free tool, there is no cost associated with it, so it's very valuable to an organization to get something that is so great and widely used for free.
      • You can set up as many alerts as you want without incurring any fees.
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      Idera Software

      • More efficiencies throughout the BI stack
      • Less employees needed for monitoring all the BI processing
      • Proactive error handling
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