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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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

In my dashboard development experience, I think the SQL Server Business Intelligence [Manager] is a great alternative, even more when you are working with complex sets of data, or numerous and simple sets. Maybe it's not so good for small applications, in this cases you can use something a little simpler that will be easier to work with.
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
SQL Server BI Manager
8.6
Performance dashboard
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.9
SQL Server BI Manager
9.2
Intelligent alerting
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.0
SQL Server BI Manager
8.0
Top SQL
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SQL Server BI Manager
8.7
Historical trend data
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SQL Server BI Manager
8.6
Virtualization support
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SQL Server BI Manager
8.3

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

  • Easy to use GUI
  • Integrates nicely with SQL Server
  • Simple single server deployment
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

  • Some advanced features are hard to get without proper training.
  • Usability has room for improvement.
Gedson Silva | 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

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

We compared SQL Server Business Intelligence Manager to our current tool Solarwinds Database Performance Analyzer. Where Solarwinds was deficient, SQL BI manager filled the gap. At the end of the day they were both different tools with different purposes so we concluded it was best to have both for our organization.
Samir Patel, PMP | 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

  • The clients love it, so it was a great investiment
  • Little hard to work with due to its complexity, so required effort from the team
  • Can be used on a vast set of applications
Nadyan Pscheidt | 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

SQL Server BI Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
SQL Server BI Manager
7.7

Usability

Redgate SQL Monitor
7.0
SQL Server BI Manager

Support Rating

Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
SQL Server BI Manager

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