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72 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SQL Performance Monitoring

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Spotlight

    77%
    Spotlight ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings

    Intelligent alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Top SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    2 Ratings

    Historical trend data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Virtualization support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Spotlight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

    80%
    22 Ratings
    8.4

    Spotlight

    84%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    7.3

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

    73%
    1 Rating

    Spotlight

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Spotlight

    88%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Splunk

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is well suited for any complicated environment where you have apps and servers across multiple clouds and platforms and products. If you have a data centre where all your apps and servers are in one single network, you could probably get away with older solutions. But for any modern, complex, hybrid-cloud microservices environment, Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is a must-have.
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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

    Splunk

    • SignalFX handles historical metric aggregation exceptionally well, providing a multifaceted approach to event detection based on anomalies.
    • SignalFX's cost is incredibly flexible with their pricing model of DPM (data-point per minute) vs the traditional "per host" model that most monitoring SaaS use.
    • SignalFX support is responsive and knowledgeable, very eager to help solve your immediate problems.
    • SignalFX integrations is vast and constantly growing, making adoption easy even when multiple different open-source technologies are used in your stack.
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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

    Splunk

    • Better integration with our clients (native mobile clients SDKs will be great).
    • A way to easily tag filters and move them across metrics/formula.
    • Alert system to easy false [alarm] and hard to configure.
    • Be able to have group more dimensions (and have more values on each).
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    Quest

    • Have not found any issues at this point.
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    Pricing Details

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

    Starting Price

    $15 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing

      Spotlight

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Spotlight editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Usability

        Splunk

        I find that learning the interface can take some time. We need a better show-and-tell on how the Teams pages, Dashboard Groups, Dashboards and charts delay. Advance SignalFlow is sometimes hard to build. Some better samples of advanced SignalFlow would be helpful. For example, Splunk SPL has a vast resource of examples.
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        Quest

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Splunk

        No answers on this topic

        Quest

        Though our support needs have been minimal, we have gotten good responses when we have needed it.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Splunk

        They’re not for the same purpose but we’re using NewRelic and Honeycomb for monitoring purposes. NewRelic is used for HTTP client monitoring for system related throughput, error, database and external client monitoring. Honeycomb is used to monitor actual HTTP request/response values. Splunk [Infrastructure Monitoring] is used for real-time application related throughout and error monitoring.
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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

        Splunk

        • It has improved the Service Level Agreement.
        • The response time to resolve the issue has been decreased exponentially.
        • There is a new resolution category now i.e. zero call resolution which is a result of the AI-driven feature that helps resolve things before they really occur.
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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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