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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Spotlight
7.8
Performance dashboard
Spotlight
8.6
Intelligent alerting
Spotlight
8.0
Top SQL
Spotlight
7.3
Historical trend data
Spotlight
8.0
Virtualization support
Spotlight
7.0

Pros

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

Spotlight

  • Have not found any issues at this point.
Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Spotlight

Spotlight 8.6
Based on 4 answers
Though our support needs have been minimal, we have gotten good responses when we have needed it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Spotlight

  • 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.
Kathy Nahle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Spotlight

General

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

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