Monitor your SQL server made easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2019

Monitor your SQL server made easy

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Redgate SQL Monitor

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 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.
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.

Redgate SQL Monitor Feature Ratings

Performance dashboard
9
Intelligent alerting
9
Top SQL
Not Rated
Historical trend data
10
Virtualization support
10