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"The PI module allows [my colleague] to identify which new indexes or modified indexes are going to make the biggest impact.""Foglight's Change Tracking capabilities are another huge feature. It is wonderful to be able to do that. People don't realize the amount of information that Foglight gathers from a given server or instance. It gets down to the version of SQL, the disk array, everything that's there. Any change that's made, any upgrade to SQL, shows up on the dashboard almost immediately. You don't know how much time you save just having a tool in your back pocket that does that for you."

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"I consider the solution very scalable."

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"I get a lot of alerts that, while important, are not critical. Then I have to dig in and figure out how to turn alerts off, but not the logging. I want to be able to go back, once we get the other big issues out of the way, and start fine-tuning some of those other areas, but I don't necessarily want to receive an email for all of them.""One thing that I would like, and it's probably something that I could set up internally, is something other than a dashboard which I have to look at to know that a server is down. I'd like bells and whistles to go off... If I look at the dashboard I know there's a server down. But if I'm not looking at it, if I'm looking at some other problem, I want to know about it. You can do that, you can use SMSs and alerts to your phone, and I could set it up to handle that, but it would be nice if, out-of-the-box, Foglight did that."

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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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"The price is worth it, if you have the time to go through the information."

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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

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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Quest Foglight for Databases is ranked 8th in Database Development and Management with 2 reviews while Quest Spotlight is ranked 9th in Database Development and Management with 1 review. Quest Foglight for Databases is rated 9.6, while Quest Spotlight is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Quest Foglight for Databases writes "Tells me, from the ground up, what's going on and when, and enables me to do much more than I could otherwise". 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". Quest Foglight for Databases is most compared with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, Oracle Enterprise Manager, SQL Sentry and Toad Data Modeler, whereas Quest Spotlight is most compared with Oracle Enterprise Manager, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, Redgate SQL Toolbelt and Toad Data Modeler.

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