Redgate SQL Monitor

Redgate SQL Monitor

Score 8.1 out of 10
Redgate SQL Monitor

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What is Redgate SQL Monitor?

Redgate’s SQL Monitor helps teams looking after SQL servers be more proactive. SQL Monitor enables monitoring environments custom to the user’s SQL server to recognize issues before they impact users. It supports monitoring on-premises and cloud-based servers from a single...
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  • Historical trend data (5)
    10.0
    100%
  • Performance dashboard (5)
    10.0
    100%

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What is Redgate SQL Monitor?

Redgate’s SQL Monitor helps teams looking after SQL servers be more proactive. SQL Monitor enables monitoring environments custom to the user’s SQL server to recognize issues before they impact users. It supports monitoring on-premises and cloud-based servers from a single interface.

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Product Demos

Getting Started With SQL Monitor: Finding Database Details
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Features

SQL Performance Monitoring

SQL Performance Monitoring software is designed to monitor the database at all times

9.8Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is Redgate SQL Monitor?

A SQL Server monitoring tool that helps teams looking after SQL Server be more proactive. Not only does SQL Monitor alert you to current issues, it gives you the information you need to stop them happening in the future.

With SQL Monitor in place you can spot trends and issues occurring and take action before it becomes a problem for your users. So whether you need to work out how long it's going to be until that disk is full, or be alerted when unusual activity starts to impact database performance, SQL Monitor gives you the information and insight you need, tailored to your SQL Server environment.

SQL Monitor grows with your estate through distributed monitoring, allowing you to monitor tens or hundreds of servers from a single user interface. As well as monitoring on-premises servers, you can also monitor servers on VMs, AzureDB and AWS.

Redgate SQL Monitor Features

SQL Performance Monitoring Features

  • Supported: Performance dashboard
  • Supported: Intelligent alerting
  • Supported: Top SQL
  • Supported: Historical trend data
  • Supported: Virtualization support

Additional Features

  • Supported: Availability-group analysis
  • Supported: Disk capacity planning and filegrowth alerting
  • Supported: Installed version and patching information
  • Supported: TempDB monitoring
  • Supported: Grouped alert inbox
  • Supported: Customizable reporting
  • Supported: Deadlock visaulizations
  • Supported: Blocking process information and visualizations
  • Supported: Tips on improving performance
  • Supported: Bulk add servers and server import API
  • Supported: AzureDB and AWS support

Redgate SQL Monitor Screenshots

Screenshot of SQL Monitor estate overview screenScreenshot of SQL Monitor server overview screen

Redgate SQL Monitor Video

Getting Started With SQL Monitor: Finding Database Details

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Redgate SQL Monitor Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Redgate’s SQL Monitor helps teams looking after SQL servers be more proactive. SQL Monitor enables monitoring environments custom to the user’s SQL server to recognize issues before they impact users. It supports monitoring on-premises and cloud-based servers from a single interface.

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer are common alternatives for Redgate SQL Monitor.

Reviewers rate Performance dashboard and Top SQL and Historical trend data highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Redgate SQL Monitor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Redgate SQL Monitor to raise performance issues of stored procedures and resource pressures. It identifies the under-performing stored procedures and from that we can leverage any missing index or SQL performance information caught by SQL server.
  • Missing index
  • RAM usage
  • CPU usage
  • Provide a dedicated section of code for missing index
  • Automation layer
An appropriate scenario for Redgate SQL Monitor would be, collecting internal execution metrics of production and mission-critical SQL server. So from a technical release perspective, we can use it as a baseline.

If I could suggest an optimization it would be to be able to insert events (feedback loop) of monitored SQL server major and minor changes (OS, SQL, or others).
SQL Performance Monitoring (5)
60%
6.0
Performance dashboard
100%
10.0
Intelligent alerting
N/A
N/A
Top SQL
100%
10.0
Historical trend data
100%
10.0
Virtualization support
N/A
N/A
  • Licensing cost is per license...
  • A pre-formatted analysis graph would be great
Redgate SQL Monitor beats them so far since it can access SQL server kernel and internals.
Fast support responses from Redgate
No
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have implemented Redgate SQL Monitor to proactively monitor one of customer's SQL servers used by their CRM software. It helped us find the main cause of their CRM software's bad performance following a P2V migration and change in the number of virtual CPUs. We have used it since for alerting and reporting.
  • It is easy to use and provides very good reporting on the SQL servers being monitored. These reports are used in our monthly customer reports.
  • Redgate does a very good job at improving the product, fixing bugs and adding new features compared to other products I have researched.
  • The insights provided makes it an ideal tool for database administrators and software developers.
  • It is a great tool for helping DBAs with their work but a bit expensive for MSPs to use for their day to day monitoring.
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.
SQL Performance Monitoring (5)
76%
7.6
Performance dashboard
90%
9.0
Intelligent alerting
90%
9.0
Top SQL
N/A
N/A
Historical trend data
100%
10.0
Virtualization support
100%
10.0
  • Redgate SQL Monitor is an expensive tool and unless it is the customer's wish to implement it, I would probably use other free tools available.
  • We have implemented it for one of our customers who was happy to pay for the license.
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.
Doug Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used to use SQL Monitor because I could not afford AppInsight for SQL from Solarwinds.

However they offer different benefits. A feature that Redgate offers is an indication if your server is under attack and where from, a simple extension would allow further action to be drawn from this, eg looking up the IP in a an IP Black list, which could advise you to block further access from that IP address in China. Redgate reports it as a fault, not an attack; they don't look at the bigger picture.

This is the fundamental flaw with all Redgate products, they are too precious about their intellectual property to the detriment of usability. This is often found with installation and upgrades failing, hence they have written but not publicised sanitization tools to remove all traces of Redgate from your system, so once it is installed don't touch it, and I am a fan of Redgate toolbelt. If they had only offered a scripting/WebHook interface to SQL Monitor then an eco system could emerge around it for the benefit of all. Redgate products typically have a UI which is a hosted Chromium UI, so the UI is actually a web page, which has some advantages, speed not being one of them.

So should you get SQL Monitor - well yes (unless you have Solarwinds and thus AppInsight for SQL)
  • 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
  • Openness - They are too attached to their Intellectual Property to the detriment of usability, stability and reliability. So once its is installed and working leave it alone. Best run it on a VM as that can be restored quickly for when it breaks.
  • If they exposed an API/SDK that allowed you to leaver their products life would be far sweeter, it would feel less of a battle.
  • Add WebHooks to SQL Monitor to enhance integration to other subsystems.
  • Make it easy to install in default mode. So you are not forced to use TomCat Use as ASP.Core Selfl Hosting options.
Well suited when you have one SQL server and you don't have a dedicated DBA.
Where your biz depends on this DB.
It's easy to add more monitoring.
SQL Performance Monitoring (5)
84%
8.4
Performance dashboard
80%
8.0
Intelligent alerting
80%
8.0
Top SQL
80%
8.0
Historical trend data
90%
9.0
Virtualization support
90%
9.0
  • 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.
As a RedGate Toolbelt user, this came with a 1 server license and so something is better than nothing. Once you have gone thru the pain of getting it working its not too bad. It is a lot cheaper than SolarWinds product, and it a great starting point as to long running queries, server health and if your server is under attack. It has a nice UI to give your the heads up on what is happening to your SQL investment.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Redgate SQL Monitor as our primary SQL Server monitoring application. It's main tasks are to alert the DBAs of any problems with SQL server, such as failed jobs, long running queries, SQL errors, or host-level issues like high CPU or filled disks. We also use it for aggregating performance metrics and troubleshooting performance issues using wait statistics
  • Provides a quick dashboard to identify what servers have issues, and the priority of them
  • Allows for granular control over thresholds and alerting which can be set at multiple levels
  • Let you easily go back in time to see what was going on in the past
  • Incremental releases can be buggy
  • Isn't the best for pinpointing performance issues
  • Web interface can be sluggish
Redgate is great for getting a feel of the general health across all your SQL instances, and for aggregating performance metrics to trend over time. It isn't the best tool when you are trying to drill into specific performance issues or for specific performance tuning.
SQL Performance Monitoring (4)
95%
9.5
Performance dashboard
90%
9.0
Intelligent alerting
100%
10.0
Top SQL
90%
9.0
Historical trend data
100%
10.0
  • Allows us to proactively fix issues before they happen
  • Allows us to quickly react to issues without having to wait for someone else to notice
  • Cuts down on the amount of time spent doing daily checks
Chris Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used in a client site to monitor their SQL estate.
  • Global Dashboard gives a great overview
  • Ability to rename/alias a server
  • Easy to navigate
  • I don't think the custom metrics/alerting is as flexible as say SQLSentry
Redgate SQL Monitor is well suited to environments which have little or no SQL Server knowledge/experience.
SQL Performance Monitoring (4)
77.5%
7.8
Performance dashboard
90%
9.0
Intelligent alerting
70%
7.0
Top SQL
70%
7.0
Historical trend data
80%
8.0
  • Clients can review all their estate in one place, far easier and better than what SCOM was providing them with
I personally prefer SQL Sentry due to the flexibility in the custom metrics/monitoring but this is still a great product!!
  • Dashboard
  • Popups when hovering a mouse over a server on the dashboard is a nice touch
  • I wish it had the highlight a time period and right click for top SQL feature which you get in SQL Sentry
Access to metrics is simple but I like easy access to top SQL
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