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Pros
"The monitoring is the solution's most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the event management capability.""It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of all the events happening in the environment. We get a good response from customers about this feature and the main architecture of NetCool. Its processing is very good. Deduplication and correlation functionalities are good in this solution as compared to other solutions. A big advantage of NetCool is that it also supports multi-layered protocols. We can receive multiple events from different protocols like UDP, HTTP, and those events can be captured in NetCool."

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"Memory and CPU utilization features are good."

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Cons
"The cost of the product is quite high. They should work to adjust their pricing models.""The web portal and typical event controls are a little outdated.""Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with a vendor application, and we have to use another tool to integrate it with a vendor application. To integrate some applications with NetCool, I need to install an IBM tool on top of it. It would be good if they can provide an API or any kind of interface that we can leverage while developing a new protocol interface or application. We should be able to use an API or interface with NetCool. Its GUI can also be better. As compared to other tools, it is not user friendly, and it is not easy to do stuff through GUI. Whenever we do anything on the GUI, it takes time. They need to focus on the GUI part, especially the dashboard. They should focus on how users can effectively drill down from one box to another. The visual appeal of the dashboard is as important as the data and functionality."

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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
"You have to have the right level of budget to afford this solution.""Its license cost is a little bit more than other solutions. Our customers expect a standard market price that is comparative to other products. For each and every NetCool OMNIbus component, we have to purchase a separate license. These components are not free with the product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of… more »
Top Answer: Its license cost is a little bit more than other solutions. Our customers expect a standard market price that is comparative to other products. For each and every NetCool OMNIbus component, we have to… more »
Top Answer: Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with… more »
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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Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus
IDERA SQL DM, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager
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Overview
Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus provides near real-time service assurance for business infrastructure, applications, servers, network devices and protocols, Internet protocols, storage and security devices.

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
Consolidated Communications, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Capgemini
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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise45%
Large Enterprise27%
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IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is ranked 5th in Event Monitoring with 3 reviews while IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is ranked 6th in Event Monitoring with 1 review. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is rated 8.4, while IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus writes "It is customer-centric and has support for multi-layered protocols, but it needs better integration and GUI". 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". IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is most compared with IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact, ScienceLogic, BigPanda, SCOM and PagerDuty, whereas IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is most compared with Redgate SQL Toolbelt, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, SQL Sentry, Quest Foglight for Databases and Quest Spotlight.

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