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"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.""Memory and CPU utilization features are good."

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"I consider the solution very scalable."

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

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"There's no reporting with this tool, and there really should be. They should add that into future releases."

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IDERA SQL DM, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager Dell Spotlight
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Overview

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.

Quest Spotlight ensures peak performance around the clock with unmatched monitoring, diagnosis and optimization of SQL Server environments. Spotlight provides access to the details you need for optimal fitness of your SQL Server databases. Get overviews of health and performance, automated alerts and actions, and mobile device support.
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Sample Customers
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 ServicesJenkon
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Computer Software Company25%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise45%
Large Enterprise27%
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IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is ranked 5th in Database Development and Management with 2 reviews while Quest Spotlight is ranked 7th in Database Development and Management with 1 review. IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is rated 7.6, while Quest Spotlight is rated 9.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest Spotlight writes "A solution with good monitoring features, good stability and has the ability to scale". 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 IDERA SQL Doctor, whereas Quest Spotlight is most compared with Oracle Enterprise Manager, Quest Foglight for Databases, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, Toad Data Modeler and SQL Sentry.

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