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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle Autonomous Database is good when you need the database to tune itself, create resource plans and gives indexing recommendations. Storage management is also important aspect that Oracle Autonomous Database is providing. We used to have an error messages when one table space is full, or the users are disconnected from the system when the memory is full. I think that this database is appropriate and more features are very welcome.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Autonomous Database
6.9
SQL Sentry
Version control tools
Oracle Autonomous Database
6.4
SQL Sentry
Test data generation
Oracle Autonomous Database
6.0
SQL Sentry
Performance optimization tools
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.9
SQL Sentry
Schema maintenance
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.4
SQL Sentry
Database change management
Oracle Autonomous Database
6.9
SQL Sentry

Database Administration

Oracle Autonomous Database
7.0
SQL Sentry
User management
Oracle Autonomous Database
6.9
SQL Sentry
Database security
Oracle Autonomous Database
8.0
SQL Sentry
Database status reporting
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.2
SQL Sentry
Change management
Oracle Autonomous Database
6.0
SQL Sentry

SQL Performance Monitoring

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
9.1
Performance dashboard
Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
9.4
Intelligent alerting
Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
9.6
Top SQL
Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
9.4
Historical trend data
Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
9.3
Virtualization support
Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
9.7

Pros

Oracle Autonomous Database

  • Robust - this product doesn't have a lot of downtime. It's less prone to errors than some other tools I've worked with.
  • Scalable - we can keep adding more things to it. We haven't hit any roadblocks when we've tried to do more with our database.
Manish Garg | 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

Oracle Autonomous Database

  • Autonomous DB integration with PeopleSoft. Issues noticed in the application.
  • More flexibility of user access to DB OS.
  • External connections using DB link is not possible .
  • Appears sophisticated as a majority of the controls reside with Oracle in terms of security, patching, maintenance, tuning. Less responsibility to a proficient DBA.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle Autonomous Database 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Autonomous is the way of the future and this is one system which is crucial to any system and is also autonomous.It is self-tuning and self-maintaining which are major advantages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

Features provided by Oracle Autonomous Database including automation, high availability, self-securing, self-repairing and automated database tuning are hugely unique and are not supported by products from other vendors. According to the research we have performed so far, it seems that the introduction of machine learning algorithms is a winning factor that will become more and more desirable in the world of enterprise database products.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Autonomous Database

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

  • Oracle Autonomous Database, and the safe harbor statements, are good, and when it comes to availability Oracle should control the number of bugs we hit every year, and they need to test all those bugs and the impacts before they release. They may be doing it today, but still, they need to invest their money into it. Even TDE is new and needs to improve a lot. The troubleshooting with TDE and skill level in Oracle needs to improve.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Autonomous Database

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Oracle Autonomous Database Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SQL Sentry

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SQL Sentry Editions & Modules

Edition
SQL Sentry Premium$1,5001
SQL Sentry Essentials$6001
Plan Explorer (SQL Server Query Tuning)$02
SQL Sentry Premium for Azure SQL Database$3253
  1. per year per instance (annual subscription)
  2. free
  3. per year per database (annual subscription)
Additional Pricing Details
Download a free trial of SQL Sentry today: https://info.sentryone.com/sentryone-monitoring-platform-trial or sign up for a demo at https://www.sentryone.com/schedule-demo.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Autonomous Database
7.4
SQL Sentry
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Autonomous Database
7.0
SQL Sentry
9.0

Usability

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
7.1

Performance

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
7.1

Support Rating

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
10.0

In-Person Training

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
8.5

Scalability

Oracle Autonomous Database
SQL Sentry
7.0

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