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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

Error detection, outage detection, throughput monitoring, percentage monitoring are the scenarios that we’re currently using [Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)] for and they are well suited. I believe it is less appropriate when a precise number is required for monitoring. Because sometimes discrepancies occur because of metric collectors. For example, 100 metric is reported at time t, but on the charts, it’s split as 60 for time t and 40 for t1.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

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!!!").
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SQL Performance Monitoring

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
Spotlight
8.0
Performance dashboard
Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
Spotlight
8.9
Intelligent alerting
Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
Spotlight
8.6
Top SQL
Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
Spotlight
7.5
Historical trend data
Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
Spotlight
8.0
Virtualization support
Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
Spotlight
7.0

Pros

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

  • Easy to create dashboards with different graphs and metrics
  • Very good APM with distributed traces
  • Nice mapping feature for a graphical presentation of the microservices and connections
  • Very easily to connect with our infra in AWS
Igor Zeiger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

  • I'd say better advice on how best organizations can tailor it to suit their needs
  • I've seen newcomers face a steeper learning curve, and hence better documentation
  • I'm not a big fan of how active/inactive metrics can be told apart
Imnet Worku Edossa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • Spotlight is not cheap to own/run
  • Quest who owns Spotlight has changed their pricing model
Tony Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Spotlight

Spotlight 8.7
Based on 4 answers
I've never had to contact support, as of yet I have had no issues or problems with the tool. This is after 5 years of use.
Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

SignalFX is a strong competitor in the monitoring SaaS space and provide the basic necessities for production grade monitoring and alerting. Other solutions may offer easier adoption and other helpful features, but will have trouble competing for cost for organizations that have bandwidth to tweak metric ingress.
DJ Enriquez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

  • Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring helps us to detect and monitor potential problem[s] (before they happen).
  • Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring helps us to fatly understand [the] root cause of a problem in the system (when we have the right metrics),.
  • We can't easily monitor our client usage with Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spotlight

  • Spotlight is reasonably inexpensive, and any one of the multiple things we use it for more than justifies the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

Spotlight

Pricing Details

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

General

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

Spotlight

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
7.8
Spotlight
8.3

Support Rating

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)
Spotlight
8.7

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