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Likelihood to Recommend

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium is a very well-rounded tool with a reasonable licensing fee given its feature set. It is primarily suited for technical resources who must work with a variety of different database systems, but who may not be database or command line tool wizards. However, its query building and job batch scheduling feature support end-users as they build competency, and it continues to hold its value even as users outgrow their training wheels.Navicat is probably not so appropriate for DBAs and others for whom database development and management is already a career path; these folks have their preferred toolsets, both vendor-supplied and homegrown, and they might consider the additional licensing cost to outweigh the value they'd personally get out of Navicat.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

It has great out-of-the-box features that make it easy to install and get it up and running right away. However, fine tuning and customization of the solution, like setting up custom alerts and notifications, needs to be someones dedicated responsibility. Because of this, we don't necessarily have the time allocated to become true subject matter experts on the tool. What we get out of the box is usually going to be the norm.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

Navicat Premium
7.5
SQL Sentry
Version control tools
Navicat Premium
7.0
SQL Sentry
Test data generation
Navicat Premium
7.0
SQL Sentry
Performance optimization tools
Navicat Premium
8.0
SQL Sentry
Schema maintenance
Navicat Premium
8.3
SQL Sentry
Database change management
Navicat Premium
7.2
SQL Sentry

Database Administration

Navicat Premium
7.8
SQL Sentry
User management
Navicat Premium
8.3
SQL Sentry
Database security
Navicat Premium
8.3
SQL Sentry
Database status reporting
Navicat Premium
7.0
SQL Sentry
Change management
Navicat Premium
7.4
SQL Sentry

SQL Performance Monitoring

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
9.1
Performance dashboard
Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
9.4
Intelligent alerting
Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
9.6
Top SQL
Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
9.4
Historical trend data
Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
9.3
Virtualization support
Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
9.7

Pros

Navicat Premium

  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

  • Alerting is very flexible and configurable to our needs
  • Linking alerting into third party alerting tools via PowerShell was easy
  • Collecting and rolling up SQL statements make it much easier to troubleshoot performance problems
  • Drilling into PLE and what’s happening when it drops out
  • Ease of drilling into time-frame to figure out what was the issue at that time
  • Being able to query the SentryOne database for management reports is awesome (Deadlocks and Blocking)
Louis Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Navicat Premium

  • Navicat Premium's documentation can be hit-or-miss, as there are several versions available, and it's not always clear which documentation is current for the version at hand.
  • Navicat Premium's query building interface is not as easy to use or feature-rich as standard IDE and text editor tools, and I've had some issues in the most recent release build with queries auto-running in the middle of making edits, causing a lack of responsiveness in the inbuilt editor -- however, Navicat offers users the ability to edit queries via an external editor, which mitigates these issues to some degree.
  • In the data browser view, paged data navigation sometimes behaves unexpectedly or fails to work whatsoever, requiring a session restart to correct.
  • The process of saving a data export file is cumbersome, requiring navigation through several windows, and I believe it could be significantly streamlined to improve user experience.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

  • The presentation of SQL server waits needs work. A large value on a throw away wait like cxpacket will change the scale such that an important wait like sos_schedular _yield is not readable. I have been told this is being addressed in the next release.
  • Installation of the client requires sysadmin access on the repository server for the initial install. Once the install is complete sysadmin can be removed.
  • There is a web interface but this does not have much of the functionality yet.
  • I have not found a way to view page splits over time.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 9.0
Based on 16 answers
This tool is invaluable within our organization. With the recent financial impacts to businesses across the globe related to Covid-19, we were asked if we could reduce licenses to cut costs. When we pointed out the business value that the tool brings and the risks that would be taken by not having the tool, the decision was clear. We looked elsewhere to makes cuts.
Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 8.8
Based on 11 answers
As a general rule, out of the box use of the product is very easy. With little to no experience in the platform, we were up and running with it inside of 3 days. New developers and DBAs in the organization can get a grip on how to use monitoring features inside of half an hour.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.1
Based on 2 answers
The system is working perfectly in capturing data, but we do experience issues with SQL Timeout when viewing results in the remote clients. This may be due to the fact that our monitoring service is consuming most of the CPU, and it is the same server that is hosting the SQL Repository. We could probably fix the issue by separating the SQL instance from the monitoring service.
Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.1
Based on 2 answers
In most cases the pages load very quickly. In our particular case, we need to do some movement of services to separate our monitoring service to separate infrastructure from the repository. When we first started with SQL Sentry on 5 licenses, we did not have any issues. Since we have now grown that to 25, we are experiencing some challenges. We do not believe this to be a tool problem
Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very robust online community and well as excellent support staff. Easy to follow video tutorials. Detailed sample configurations are provided with guided walk-throughs via remote classroom instruction. Very fast response from support staff. No internal hires were necessary for support as vendor support staff fully met all technical expertise. 24/7 incident reporting and tracking is great.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 10.0
Based on 16 answers
They usually respond within a few hours and will pull in needed resources without the need for me to escalate the issue. They take the initiative to follow up. They are open to suggestions for future enhancements and actually implement them. They give the impression they want to resolve your issues.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 8.5
Based on 11 answers
Understand your user base and work out security in advance. Setting up users may have been the hardest part of implementation. After that teaching the UI to IT professionals was rather easy. Setting up appropriate alerts is an ongoing process, what you get out of alerting is rather equal to what you put into it.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Navicat Premium

While Sequel Pro is a great shareware tool, it's limited to MySQL databases; while our department does use MySQL databases, we also use Oracle databases, so Navicat Premium's multi-product support is an absolute requirement.Navicat Premium also provides data browser support, including filtering, to empower less technically-minded users to query and manipulate databases, an option not available in Sequel Pro. And the job scheduling and batching features of Navicat Premium further distinguish it above the admirable, if limited, Sequel Pro.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry offers more features and is customize-able to fit our business needs. It has more centralized management and support. The company's technical support is also top notch. It is also worth mentioning that SentryOne Team Blog is an excellent source. One can find lots of valuable troubleshooting skills on the blog site - very educational and informational.
Jun Tang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Navicat Premium

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are running 25 instances through a single monitoring service and it is able to keep up. We are finding that this many instances in our environment is about as many as can be handled. We will need to deploy additional monitoring services. Luckily, there is no additional licensing costs to deploy additional monitoring services. For us, it's just an additional Azure VM.
Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Navicat Premium

  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Sentry

  • Better customer service as it alerts me automatically to loss of service issues so I can react and either get things fixed before it impacts the customers or to let my management know as soon as possible
  • It helps me find expensive SQL so our customers get better performance and we make better use of our resources
Tim Hermann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Navicat Premium

General

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

Navicat Premium Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SQL Sentry

General

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

SQL Sentry Editions & Modules

Edition
SQL Sentry$2,4951
SQL Sentry Annual Maintenance$4992
SQL Sentry Subscription$1253
SQL Sentry Essentials$9954
SQL Sentry Essentials Maintenance$1995
SQL Sentry Essentials Subscription$506
Plan Explorer (SQL Server Query Tuning)$07
  1. per instance
  2. per year
  3. per month; billed annually
  4. per instance (up to 5 instances)
  5. per year
  6. per month; billed annually
  7. free
Additional Pricing Details
You can trial SQL Sentry Essentials for free at www.sentryone.com/essentials-trial , and SQL Sentry at my.sentryone.com/trial.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navicat Premium
7.4
SQL Sentry
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
9.0

Usability

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
7.1

Performance

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
7.1

Support Rating

Navicat Premium
7.0
SQL Sentry
10.0

In-Person Training

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
8.0

Implementation Rating

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
8.5

Scalability

Navicat Premium
SQL Sentry
7.0

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