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"The price is worth it, if you have the time to go through the information.""It is cost-effective. With our EA, it is really based on the scale of our database environment. We found the Quest team to be reasonable and flexible when it comes to pricing and scaling of licenses.""Compared to the other tools on the market, Foglight is okay in terms of pricing and licensing."

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Top Answer: The real-time activity screens are also helpful... if there is something that is running slowly, we can eliminate the database as being an issue and perhaps look at the server, network activity, or… more »
Top Answer: The pricing has never been a question. We just renewed in November, for the fifth year in a row. It's never a question of whether we need to renew this or the Premiere Support.
Top Answer: The reporting is very confusing. It's not very intuitive. I've used it on occasion, but I've really struggled with getting the reporting to work correctly for me. It's too cumbersome and too busy. I… more »
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DB Optimizer helps database administrators to tune and profile SQL code across database platforms. Unlike its competition, it provides automated SQL tuning and performance optimization suggestions with color-coded index analysis, database profiling of wait-time analysis for a single stored routine or an entire data source, SQL stress load testing to simulate a production environment with parallel users and executions over a specific period of time or execution cycle, and review of SQL execution and performance costs using explain plans.

Foglight identifies and resolves performance issues across your applications, databases and virtual environments. The Foglight family of products easily integrates with your existing tools, so you can monitor and analyze data from almost any source across your infrastructure and view it through a single interface with our customizable, unified monitoring platform

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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle, Quest Software, Nutanix and others in Database Development and Management. Updated: November 2021.
555,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IDERA DB Optimizer is ranked 32nd in Database Development and Management while Quest Foglight for Databases is ranked 2nd in Database Development and Management with 6 reviews. IDERA DB Optimizer is rated 0.0, while Quest Foglight for Databases is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest Foglight for Databases writes "Helps us eliminate the database as the source of an issue and saves us time in finding root cause". IDERA DB Optimizer is most compared with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, whereas Quest Foglight for Databases is most compared with Quest Spotlight, Oracle Enterprise Manager, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server and Quest SharePlex.

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