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The most valuable feature is the event management capability.The monitoring is the solution's most valuable feature.

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Memory and CPU utilization features are good.We're able to diagnose issues prior to their actually becoming issues. Without the alerting, we wouldn't have a clue as to what was going to happen. With the alerting, it gives us a heads-up that a specific threshold has been met, and we need to take specific action.The most valuable features are disk space projections for planning, and also the Snapshotting ability, to look back in time, to see what was going on the server at a particular time. It's basically the output of an sp_who2.

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The web portal and typical event controls are a little outdated.The cost of the product is quite high. They should work to adjust their pricing models.

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They can improve checking the status of the CPU, memory, and IO utilization from each task.I'm going to do an upgrade which may resolve my issues, but one area for improvement is its ability to handle the amount of data that we collect with it. We're likely one of the largest installations, with over 300 servers being collected with this product, and sometimes there are gaps. That would really be my only concern, in terms of how the data is collected and stored, for consistency.We don't find that it helps us with performance monitoring and diagnostics. We find that SentryOne does that better. Also, in terms of alerts, we had to customize them dramatically so that we didn't get alerted on every little thing.I would absolutely love to create customized dashboards but, unfortunately, they don't provide me the information that I need to create the report. The report I need is the detail or the transaction detail that's happening on those Snapshots. I'd like to be able to go back through time and search for things. I don't have that functionality, which is very disappointing. That's pretty bad and frustrating because I could query it and find out so much information about what's hitting my environment and when, but instead, they want control over it and to not give me that information. So it's encrypted. I can't pull it out and that is really bothersome.The initial setup gives too many user rights to the server, so you have to put a user that is part administrator's group - that's the preferred way - on each server, which is kind of a risk. You want to do least privilege and you're not doing that.

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You have to have the right level of budget to afford this solution.

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We were upgraded to Premium Support without their actually asking us, when we were quoted. Then I asked for Standard Support and that they had to re-quote us that. But they don't do that by default. They upcharge you by default, which I didn't think was very nice, without even asking.

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Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus provides near real-time service assurance for business infrastructure, applications, servers, network devices and protocols, Internet protocols, storage and security devices.

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager is a robust performance monitoring, alerting and diagnostics solution for Microsoft SQL Server on-premises and in the cloud. It proactively notifies of health, performance, and availability problems via a desktop, web, and mobile console. It minimizes costly server downtime with agentless, real-time monitoring and customizable alerting for quick diagnosis and remediation.

Unlike its competition, it provides effective scalability, advanced SQL query analysis and optimization, prescriptive analysis with corrective SQL scripts, powerful automated alert responses, broad Microsoft PowerShell integration, complete customization, and extensive support for current and legacy SQL Server and Windows.

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Consolidated Communications, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), CapgeminiPadnos, 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
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Computer Software Company53%
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Insurance Company14%
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IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is ranked 5th in Event Monitoring with 2 reviews while IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is ranked 4th in Event Monitoring with 3 reviews. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is rated 9.6, while IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus writes "Good event management features and supports SNMP devices well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server writes "Proactively alerts us on a wide variety of issues, but it has not scaled out well with our large environment". IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is most compared with IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact, ScienceLogic, BMC TrueSight Operations Management, SCOM and Micro Focus Operations Manager, 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. See our IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus vs. IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server report.

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