Woodler SMT vs. Spotlight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Woodler SMT
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SQL Server Monitoring & Performance Tuning tool designed by in-the-field performance tuners for administrators, developers, and tuners Data-driven root cause analysis ideal for root cause analysis (RCA) Interpretation of collected data with advanced descriptions and sharing options. Offers a high-level overview and deep internal metrics allowing the resolution of the toughest challenges. Recommended to use it during the deep-dive tuning…N/A
Spotlight
Score 6.9 out of 10
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Spotlight from Quest Software is a database performance monitoring option.N/A
Pricing
Woodler SMTSpotlight
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Woodler SMTSpotlight
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThere are two options- partner license and tuning license, where there are minimum service length limits. For a tuning version there is 1 manday to be used as a free consultancy per month. The price of tunining license is approx. 840 USD (700 Euro)/month. The minimum service length is 3 month for Woodler tuning licence and 12 month for partner license. Partner license has the monitoring tool and other consultancy is done as an payable option. The price of partners license is 305 USD aprox. ( 250 eur)/month. One manday for free is included in the package. There is a discount for more servers: from 11 license to 20 there is unit price aprox. 240 USD (200 eur) /month and one manday free consultancy is included in the package. For more then 20 partners license the price is 180 USD (150 eur)/Month per license. In the price of more then 20 partners license there is 2 manday free consultancy included in the price.
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Features
Woodler SMTSpotlight
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Woodler SMT
8.6
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Spotlight
7.7
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance dashboard8.74 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Intelligent alerting7.73 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Top SQL8.74 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Historical trend data8.94 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Virtualization support9.12 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Woodler SMTSpotlight
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(4 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Woodler SMTSpotlight
Likelihood to Recommend
Woodler s.r.o.
Woodler SMT is intended to be [a] specialized SQL Server monitoring tool. Unlike other monitoring systems, Woodler SMT does not take care [of] networks, AD, and other stuff along [with] company infrastructures. As for me, at least, this makes the Woodler SMT very strong in its area of expertise. If anybody is looking for [professional,] specialized SQL performance monitoring, the Woodler SMT would be the best choice. For general monitoring, this tool rather will not help.
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Quest
Spotlight is great when you need a tool to give a quick look at a SQL server as a whole. It gives you the ability to see a lot of things, which can be vital in diagnosing problems or identifying stressors. Less great is the open-end of some of the diagnoses it makes, and things it identifies as "problems" (unless you love users coming to you and saying something like "Spotlight says there's a problem with our page latch!!!").
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Pros
Woodler s.r.o.
  • It contains all the diagnostics information that you need for optimization of queries, deep analysis of SQL server state, and much more
  • Regular deployment of a new versions with minor fixes but mainly with the new features.
  • It helps to make operational decisions, how to improve the performance and also expansion of the whole environment.
  • Buying this also contains excellent service from the Woodler support.
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Quest
  • I love the main page that provides a color code list of all the servers so I know very quickly where to focus my attention first.
  • I love how easy it is to configure new notifications.
  • I love how easy it is to configure a new server to monitor.
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Cons
Woodler s.r.o.
  • Sysadmin access to your system.
  • Consumes disk capacity on monitored server to store all the data.
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Quest
  • Have not found any issues at this point.
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Support Rating
Woodler s.r.o.
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Quest
Though our support needs have been minimal, we have gotten good responses when we have needed it.
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Alternatives Considered
Woodler s.r.o.
We like Woodler SMT because we can benefit from Woodler Support team to connect to our servers and help us with different issues.
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Quest
I think Dell is better with its dashboard and ease of use, but SQL Sentry is better at customization. We used Spotlight at my previous company, and SQLSentry at my current company.
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Return on Investment
Woodler s.r.o.
  • It saves the time of troubleshooting
  • It increases user's satisfaction with products relaying on SQL Server's performance
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Quest
  • We have not encountered any issues and continue to keep Spotlight's version current.
  • Very simple to set up and add databases. The only thing that has to happen to the database is that a user ID needs to exist.
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