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"It is breadth. It covers so many different technologies which can roll up into a single console.""The noise reduction for ticketing works much better than we have seen in a lot of other companies.""Its event management capabilities are very open and flexible. I haven't seen a use case scenario with a customer that we couldn't actually solve the problem for, so it's really good. There are some interesting things that happen in an enterprise network (things that people don't normally expect), and the event management product is very flexible. You can solve problems as far as your imagination can go with it.""Using the TrueSight platform we can monitor server performance and notify the customers using the integrated ticketing for events. We can let them know if there are any issues with a server, or application, or database.""We're using native monitoring capabilities for all our server hardware, for visibility for applications, for URLs, for webpage response and accuracy, and for monitoring network throughput in a lot of particular instances. We're using lightweight protocols for pinging, for DNS, for LDAP.""From an administrative standpoint, what stands out in TrueSight is the ability to implement quickly. When they have a requirement to monitor something, we're able to turn that on quickly in their environment. We're able to set up new apps within a day.""We have one application, which is fairly large. In the past, we had Level 1 and 2 NOC support teams who were responsible for watching dashboards. When they saw an issue in the application, they would call Level 2 or 3 support and escalate the call, if necessary. Now, through the use of this product, we have been able to reduce the headcount by five people, as we are able to eliminate the eyes on the glass. We no longer have people watching the dashboard. We have events which are processed automatically through the system and get to the right people. We had six people in L1s, and now have one. So, we reduced five out of six headcount, which is pretty significant.""The solution's event management capabilities are fantastic. We do a best of breed. If, on the network side, they use a different tool, we pull all that data in so that we have a single console. It's kind of like the monitor of monitors. We're able to aggregate all the different types of data sets, whether it's log data, app data, OS data, infrastructure data, or network data. We're able to aggregate all those events and then correlate and be able to say we're having an event."

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"Memory and CPU utilization features are good."

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"I definitely would like to see more improvement in the self-diagnostics. I need to know when anything is not working or collecting, long before our customer finds it.""I would like to see a little more out-of-the-box event correlation and expanded AIOps type capabilities. Where you can train your artificial intelligence operations to be able to memorize an issue once you encounter one scenario, so if you encounter that same problem, you can get to the root cause very quickly.""One of the things that the TrueSight environment is missing is some of the HA abilities. The data collection server called the ISM doesn't really have the HA functionality or workload balancing. It was missing from the previous product as well. It's missing redundancy.""The one piece that I would love to see is a general-purpose, configurable agent which would be a framework that you can deploy on anything, whether it be Java or anything else. It would allow you to easily deploy it on a platform that they support.""We were somewhat limited in TrueSight due to some of the RBAC controls not quite being what we wanted as far as delegating out administrative privileges for implementation. But because we were able to turn requests around pretty well, that burden wasn't too heavy.""In a large company of our size, we need multiple people in our company trained. So, I have to take the training classes. Then, I have to go and train the rest of my organization. I would prefer to say to the other people on my team, "Go to this link and..." Or, "Here's a list of training sessions that you can go to which are online and that are free." I think it would help the adoption of their product in the marketplace, personally.""Specifically around application performance monitoring, BMC is definitely not the market leader. The Dynatraces, the New Relics and the like are more of the market leaders in that space. I would like to see them grow that space a little bit more aggressively. It has not really been their bread and butter.""It's too complex, too many servers are required, there are too many different components in the solution, and a lot of agents are required."

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"They can improve checking the status of the CPU, memory, and IO utilization from each task."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is a large, complex product. So, there is a commitment of manpower to deploy it, as it is not a cheap product.""There is a big upfront cost when you buy the license, then there is annual maintenance. We look at, if I bought a license and paid for maintenance for five years, then average it out, what would be my monthly cost. We have had some of the competing tools come in around four dollars. This is coming in as a premium, which is why I don't have it deployed as I would like it. Therefore, we're in negotiations right now. If I can get it down to the four dollar range, I will triple my deployment in a year and a half.""The only possible additional cost that I can mention, that you might not be aware of, is that it uses Oracle partitioning, if you use Oracle. There are Oracle partitioning fees that go with that.""We're end-of-lifeing it now. Overall, the licensing costs of BMC are a challenge for us in that they're hard costs, whereas open-source monitoring has soft costs, where it's harder to line-item.""We did a five-year, multimillion dollar deal.""Consider scalability very carefully: how much you want to monitor and what components are very important. Then, depending on these two things, filter out unwanted metrics or attributes. If you do a good job at filtering the data, then your licensing costs will be manageable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution has a very good business event manager tool.
Top Answer: We haven't yet established what the final cost would be for licensing this solution, we're still working on that.
Top Answer: I think the solution is overly complex and requires a lot of resources.
Top Answer: Memory and CPU utilization features are good.
Top Answer: They can improve checking the status of the CPU, memory, and IO utilization from each task.
Top Answer: IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager is actually for monitoring a database, that is, the CPU and memory usage. It is used for database tuning and for checking the data.
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ProactiveNet, TrueSight Operations Management
IDERA SQL DM, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager
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Overview

TrueSight Operations Management is a broad ITOM solution that delivers performance monitoring, event management, end user experience management, AIOps use cases and automated remediation and ticketing . It deploys machine learning and analytics to dynamically learn behavior, correlate, analyze, and prioritize event data so IT operations teams can predict, find and fix issues faster across complex, hybrid environments. TrueSight Operations Management provides a converged view of application and infrastructure performance across physical, virtual, multi-cloud and container environments. With visibility into web, mobile, and on-premises applications, TrueSight provides the insight IT operations needs to deliver high-quality digital services quickly and effectively enough to keep pace with business demands. TrueSight helps IT to ensure that the applications and services that drive the business continue to perform optimally by examining operational norms, automatically revealing abnormalities, measuring service impact, and proactively identifying risk.

SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server helps database administrators to find and fix SQL Server performance problems in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Unlike its competition, it provides effective scalability, advanced SQL query analysis and optimization, prescriptive analysis with corrective SQL scripts, powerful automated alert responses, broad PowerShell integration, complete customization, and extensive support for current and legacy SQL Server and Windows.

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Sample Customers
Ensono, Transamerica, Boston Scientific, Park Place Technologies, inContact, TD Ameritrade, PNC Bank
Padnos, University of Notre Dame, D4, Infeon Technologies, Chevron, LC Waikiki, Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, CVE, Colorado State University, St. Charles, Chaucer PLC, 1-800-Flowers, Ancoris, Money Management, National Opinion Research Center, California Department of Health, Plexus; Aviva, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CBS, Comcast, Google, Merck, Regions Financial, Schneider Electric, Tata Consultancy Services, Verizon Communications, Zurich Financial Services
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Government13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise85%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise45%
Large Enterprise27%
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BMC TrueSight Operations Management is ranked 2nd in Event Monitoring with 9 reviews while IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is ranked 6th in Event Monitoring with 1 review. BMC TrueSight Operations Management is rated 8.4, while IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Operations Management writes "Knowledge Modules are what make the implementation across our varied infrastructure, but RBAC controls need some work". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server writes "Good memory and CPU utilization features and better than other competitors". BMC TrueSight Operations Management is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, BMC Helix Monitor and AppDynamics, whereas IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is most compared with Redgate SQL Toolbelt, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, SQL Sentry and Quest Foglight for Databases.

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