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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Redgate SQL Monitor ranks higher in 1 feature set: SQL Performance Monitoring

SQL Performance Monitoring

9.8

Redgate SQL Monitor

98%
7.8

SQL Server BI Manager

78%
Redgate SQL Monitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance dashboard

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Intelligent alerting

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
4 Ratings

Top SQL

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
4 Ratings

Historical trend data

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Virtualization support

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Redgate SQL Monitor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Redgate SQL Monitor

100%
5 Ratings
7.0

SQL Server BI Manager

70%
5 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Redgate SQL Monitor

70%
1 Rating

SQL Server BI Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Redgate SQL Monitor

100%
2 Ratings

SQL Server BI Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

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

SQL Server BI Manager

SQL Server [Business Intelligence] Manager is useful for tracking performance across SSIS, SSRS and SSA and have the data represented in dashboards. It helps improve performance and helps end users. However, several features are redundant for smaller organization that can use the tools that comes with existing Microsoft products. These features also takes time to learn and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • Types of alerts
  • Dashboard view
  • Configurable Alerts
Anonymous | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • Lacks versioning control.
  • Lacks support/native driver for alternative database.
  • Only plays well with other Microsoft products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Redgate SQL Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

SQL Server BI Manager

General

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

Starting Price

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

SQL Server BI Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Redgate SQL Monitor

Redgate SQL Monitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Fast support responses from Redgate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Server BI Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SQL Server BI Manager

SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager does what SQL Server Management Studio should already do natively. So it actually fills up important gaps Microsoft left in its product.
Gedson Silva | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

  • More efficiencies throughout the BI stack
  • Less employees needed for monitoring all the BI processing
  • Proactive error handling
Samir Patel, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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