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Score 8.9 out of 100
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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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle is very well suited for all Oracle implementations, be it single instance or RAC. It is best suited for use of Oracle DBA, Developer and Database Engineers.I don't recommend Toad for Oracle for Project Managers or Solution Architects. This can be a pricier choice for these people. They can do fine with free options like SQL Developer.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Redgate SQL Monitor
9.8
Toad for Oracle
Performance dashboard
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.9
Toad for Oracle
Intelligent alerting
Redgate SQL Monitor
9.0
Toad for Oracle
Top SQL
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
Toad for Oracle
Historical trend data
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
Toad for Oracle
Virtualization support
Redgate SQL Monitor
10.0
Toad for Oracle

Database Development

Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
7.9
Version control tools
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
8.1
Test data generation
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
7.4
Performance optimization tools
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
8.1
Schema maintenance
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
8.3
Database change management
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
7.4

Database Administration

Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
8.1
User management
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
8.0
Database security
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
7.8
Database status reporting
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
8.3
Change management
Redgate SQL Monitor
Toad for Oracle
8.5

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

Toad for Oracle

  • Toad is a de-facto standard tool for data developers and analysts. Generally speaking it provides almost every function needed to manage data in EDW with great performance and stability.
  • The nature of clinical data is big-sized: one table may have billions of rows. Toad provides critical functions to manage SQLs, e.g. Top SQL that can monitor and manage SQLs using CPU power and network bandwidth, so that EDW administrator can optimize ETL operations in the best efficiency.
  • Many of our data analysts are not computer science backgrounded (having clinical / nursing background). Toad provides great auditing tools such as Tuning Lab or SQL Scanner, so that data analysts can train themselves with guidance of the tool.
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

Toad for Oracle

  • The date/time settings in Toad are kind of difficult to figure out. I have to use an ALTER SESSION command to format the dates so I can actually query date/time fields.
  • It seems to be updated too often. I get notifications very frequently about new versions being available.
  • The export function is difficult to use.
Aaron Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Redgate SQL Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the preferred tool for our organization.
Anonymous | 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I give is an 8 because nothing is a 10 and there is always room for improvement. I believe the user who is not as technologically inclined would be better suited with an easier way to identify the options for setting the layout up for Toad's GUI. To some it is very cumbersome and confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Redgate SQL Monitor

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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 7.4
Based on 14 answers
I give the overall support for Toad for Oracle a 10/10. This is because whenever there has been an issue with this software, our team has got an immediate response. The same can not be said for similar software. The most recent example of this is when we needed to renew our licenses. Some employees were unable to log in to code with the given license key. Support was able to resolve the issue quickly.
Jatel Desai | 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad is much better than Tableau query writer. Tableau is not intuitive and requires knowledge of proprietary database language to fully implement. Tableau does not perform as quickly and accurately as Toad. Toad is very easy and slim to install. Additional hardware is often required to run Tableau smoothly. Support for Tableau is even more expensive than Toad support.
Maurice Samuels | 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

Toad for Oracle

  • Quick and easy query development helps reduce man-hours in a project which converts to real dollars.
  • Query analysis and tuning result in low database overhead and low latency, thus translating into real dollars because a system can thus handle more requests from customers.
  • Ease of use makes it easy to deploy greenhorns in projects with minimal training, thus helping save money. Otherwise menial and simple jobs would have required experienced DBAs.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | 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

Redgate SQL Monitor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
All 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.

Toad for Oracle

General

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

Toad for Oracle Editions & Modules

Edition
Baes$530.00
Pro$835.00
Xpert$1,273.00
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Redgate SQL Monitor
    9.8
    Toad for Oracle
    8.2

    Likelihood to Renew

    Redgate SQL Monitor
    Toad for Oracle
    9.0

    Usability

    Redgate SQL Monitor
    7.0
    Toad for Oracle
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Redgate SQL Monitor
    10.0
    Toad for Oracle
    7.4

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