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Score 8.9 out of 100

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Likelihood to Recommend

Redgate SQL Monitor

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Solarwinds Database Performance Analyzer is well suited in below Scenarios - 1. End to End Database Instance Monitoring.2. Database in Clusters Monitoring such as Availability Group in MS SQL, CDB in Oracle etc3. If you want detailed monitoring with historical analysis.4. SQL Statement Deep Dive Analysis for WAIT Time reason, Blockers, Deadlocks etcSolarwinds DPA is not well suited if you are looking for Detailed VM, OS monitoring where Database is installed.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Performance dashboard
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Intelligent alerting
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Top SQL
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Historical trend data
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Virtualization support
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Pros

Redgate SQL Monitor

  • 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
Doug Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Top N SQL queries.
  • Outstanding UI for rapid examination and drill down to detail data.
  • Intuitive UI design - better than any other product in its category.
  • Enabled us to immediately shift DB related performance matters first to developers so that our DBA's can focus on more important matters.
Craig Solinski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Redgate SQL Monitor

  • Incremental releases can be buggy
  • Isn't the best for pinpointing performance issues
  • Web interface can be sluggish
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Resiliency of the Monitoring checks after the server underwent maintenance reboot. My experience is the monitor (Action) needs to be started manually. If possible it can automatically detect service/server then start to monitor again when system is back up.
  • Much lighter UI.
  • Granularity up to minutes.
Maria Cristina Dela Pena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Redgate SQL Monitor

No score
No answers yet
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 8.7
Based on 4 answers
It allows us to have peace of mind that the servers are constatnly being monitored around the clock and that we can always go bcak in time and research if we missed something.
Johnny Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Redgate SQL Monitor

Redgate SQL Monitor 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
Chris Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.2
Based on 6 answers
I don't want to think about managing clusters of SQL servers in the future without this tool. We have demoed other tools and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is the gold standard for usability and insight into what your servers are doing. The UI is a bit dated, but everything is laid out in a logical manner and drilling down into queries or timeslices is extremely intuitive.
Joseph Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Redgate SQL Monitor

Redgate SQL Monitor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fast support responses from Redgate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.5
Based on 6 answers
We have not needed to use support that much, but every time we do they are professional and courteous as well as responding within an expected timeframe.
Joseph Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Redgate SQL Monitor

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Idera looks like they are headed to a similar end product. However, their product is not as mature. Solarwinds Database Performance Monitor is an acquisition of an already mature product upon which they added value by integrating it with their extensive software base and their amazing community. I haven't found any other products that do wait based sql analysis.
Stephen Swan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Redgate SQL Monitor

  • 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.
Doug Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • DPA allows our DBA to be more agile and find solutions to SQL problems faster. This results in better service to our end users, and better performance on the EHR system to our providers, allowing them to complete chart service for a patient much faster.
Paul Land | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Redgate SQL Monitor

General

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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Redgate SQL Monitor
9.7
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Redgate SQL Monitor
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
8.7

Usability

Redgate SQL Monitor
7.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Redgate SQL Monitor
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Performance

Redgate SQL Monitor
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Support Rating

Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.5

Implementation Rating

Redgate SQL Monitor
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Scalability

Redgate SQL Monitor
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
8.2

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