PRTG Network Monitor vs. Redgate SQL Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PRTG
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
PRTG Network Monitor is the flagship offering from German software company Paessler, for monitoring local and wide area networks (LANs & WANs), servers, websites, apps, and more.
$1,750
perpetual license
Redgate SQL Monitor
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Redgate’s SQL Monitor helps teams looking after SQL servers be more proactive. SQL Monitor enables monitoring environments custom to the user’s SQL server to recognize issues before they impact users. It supports monitoring on-premises and cloud-based servers from a single interface.N/A
Pricing
PRTG Network MonitorRedgate SQL Monitor
Editions & Modules
PRTG 500
1,750
perpetual license
PRTG 1,000
3,200
perpetual license
PRTG 2,500
6,500
perpetual license
PRTG 5,000
11,500
perpetual license
PRTG XL 1
15,500
perpetual license
PRTG Enterprise
Custom Pricing
subscription license
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PRTGRedgate SQL Monitor
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll 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.
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Community Pulse
PRTG Network MonitorRedgate SQL Monitor
Top Pros
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Features
PRTG Network MonitorRedgate SQL Monitor
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
PRTG Network Monitor
8.1
64 Ratings
3% below category average
Redgate SQL Monitor
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery8.257 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring9.563 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation7.954 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts9.064 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.345 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis6.733 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping7.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports7.954 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.146 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring8.961 Ratings00 Ratings
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
PRTG Network Monitor
-
Ratings
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Performance dashboard00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Intelligent alerting00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Top SQL00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Historical trend data00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Virtualization support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
PRTG Network MonitorRedgate SQL Monitor
Small Businesses
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NinjaOne
Score 9.3 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
PingPlotter
PingPlotter
Score 9.5 out of 10
LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.6 out of 10
LogicMonitor
LogicMonitor
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
PRTG Network MonitorRedgate SQL Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(64 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(18 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PRTG Network MonitorRedgate SQL Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Paessler
It is well suited for an environment that deploys networking equipment and is needing monitoring 24/7. It works well to deliver real time data and alerts that are suited for taking action and notifying groups of members. It is less appropriate for use cases that involve only a few devices that don’t have dedicated teams looking for problems or uptime.
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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
Paessler
  • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
  • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
  • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
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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
Paessler
  • Licensing on a per entity basis can be cumbersome for devices which have a ton of monitoring points like network switches\routers. Each sensor may count against a license, which could be a lot of you were monitoring every TX\RX of an SFP for example
  • A better method to easily template\copy monitors across devices
  • The navigation in the web GUI could be a little more straightforward in terms of the hierarchy
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Paessler
I would renew it because the platform has brought us many technical and economic benefits that make the cost-benefit ratio very good. Additionally, to do so does not require large investments in training, licensing or infrastructure, and at the administration level, extensive knowledge is not required to be able to bear it.
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Redgate
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Usability
Paessler
The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
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Redgate
Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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Support Rating
Paessler
PRTG does everything we need it to do and more. Ease of use, ease of management and maintenance and clarity of monitoring of hundreds of different types of device and service gives this a large advantage over other products on the market that I have tried. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a network monitoring product in their environment and even to people who don't know they need a solution yet!
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Redgate
Fast support responses from Redgate
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Implementation Rating
Paessler
It's very important that de project's teams have different member of the TI. We have learned too late the importa of Security Analyst at the design architecture moment. We have to rebuild part of the implementation for made this big mistake.
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Redgate
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Alternatives Considered
Paessler
PRTG offers more versatility in monitoring when compared to the other solutions we tested. The other solutions were also limited as far as customization options, which made them less adaptable to our networks. When compared to Auvik, for instance, we prefer PRTG as it offers immediate notifications through the desktop client - not limited to email notifications as with Auvik. We also appreciate the fact that PRTG can be self/on-prem hosted vs Auvik's cloud model. This makes for an easier deployment and less firewall adjustments to allow traffic to cloud-hosted solutions.
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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
Paessler
  • The ability to analyze multiple pieces of information in one place, especially with historical data, has saved our IT department time and headaches. It would be so much more difficult to trace an issue without PRTG, just relying on event logs and an open task manager window.
  • The cost is not cheap, so it's an expense that hits the bottom line like everything else. Figure in hardware costs as well, ideally a server outside of your main environment.
  • I keep saying this, but the historical data piece is worth so much. There's really no good way to collect all of that information in one place without something like PRTG. And that definitely saves time and money in the long run.
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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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