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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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Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is well suited for any complicated environment where you have apps and servers across multiple clouds and platforms and products. If you have a data centre where all your apps and servers are in one single network, you could probably get away with older solutions. But for any modern, complex, hybrid-cloud microservices environment, Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is a must-have.
Read full review Pros 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 Read full review SignalFX handles historical metric aggregation exceptionally well, providing a multifaceted approach to event detection based on anomalies. SignalFX's cost is incredibly flexible with their pricing model of DPM (data-point per minute) vs the traditional "per host" model that most monitoring SaaS use. SignalFX support is responsive and knowledgeable, very eager to help solve your immediate problems. SignalFX integrations is vast and constantly growing, making adoption easy even when multiple different open-source technologies are used in your stack. Read full review Cons Incremental releases can be buggy Isn't the best for pinpointing performance issues Web interface can be sluggish Read full review Better integration with our clients (native mobile clients SDKs will be great). A way to easily tag filters and move them across metrics/formula. Alert system to easy false [alarm] and hard to configure. Be able to have group more dimensions (and have more values on each). Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Comprehensive Monitoring and Observability: Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring offers a comprehensive solution for monitoring and observability of modern, distributed applications and infrastructure. With the ability to monitor metrics, traces, and logs in real-time, organizations can gain deep insights into the health and performance of their systems.Real-Time Alerting and Anomaly Detection: Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring provides real-time alerting and anomaly detection, enabling organizations to proactively identify and address issues before they impact users. This can help improve the reliability and availability of critical systems, reducing downtime and minimizing the impact of incidents.Cloud-Native Monitoring: Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is designed to support cloud-native architectures and environments, including Kubernetes and serverless platforms. This makes it an ideal solution for organizations that are adopting cloud technologies and need to monitor and manage complex, dynamic systems.Easy to Use and Configure: Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is easy to use and configure, with an intuitive user interface and out-of-the-box integrations with many popular tools and platforms. This can help organizations get up and running quickly and minimize the time and resources required to implement and maintain monitoring and observability solutions.
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Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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I find that learning the interface can take some time. We need a better show-and-tell on how the Teams pages, Dashboard Groups, Dashboards and charts delay. Advance SignalFlow is sometimes hard to build. Some better samples of advanced SignalFlow would be helpful. For example, Splunk SPL has a vast resource of examples.
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Fast support responses from Redgate
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Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring provides an excellent support experience for customers, offering a range of resources to ensure that users get the most out of their monitoring solution. The support team is knowledgeable and responsive, providing quick and effective assistance to resolve any issues that may arise.One of the key strengths of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring support is the extensive documentation and online resources available to customers. The Splunk documentation library is comprehensive and well-organized, providing detailed information on every aspect of the product. In addition, the Splunk community is active and engaged, providing a wealth of user-generated content, including tips, tricks, and best practices for using the product.In addition to the extensive documentation and community resources, Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring provides a range of support options to meet the needs of different customers. These include email and phone support, as well as a web-based support portal where customers can submit and track support requests. The support team is responsive and knowledgeable, providing timely and effective assistance to ensure that customers get the most out of their monitoring solution.
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Definitely do a POC, then Pilot during which you will be able to catch most of initial issues and prepare for full implementation
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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
SQL Server monitoring is a free tool and is ideal for monitoring small business SQL instances.
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They’re not for the same purpose but we’re using NewRelic and Honeycomb for monitoring purposes. NewRelic is used for HTTP client monitoring for system related throughput, error, database and external client monitoring. Honeycomb is used to monitor actual HTTP request/response values. Splunk [Infrastructure Monitoring] is used for real-time application related throughout and error monitoring.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Reduced downtime. Caused us to get a lot of spam when we redeployed apps and old instances stopped sending metrics. Muting alerts solves this, but people often forget to do it or do it incorrectly. Helped us find historical info about instances/apps. Read full review ScreenShots Redgate SQL Monitor Screenshots Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Screenshots