IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server Reviews

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is the #4 ranked solution of our top Event Monitoring tools. It's rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Redgate SQL Toolbelt - IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server vs Redgate SQL Toolbelt

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Real User
Senior DBA Lead at a government with 10,001+ employees
Nov 01 2018

What is most valuable?

There are so many features. One of the most valuable features is the ability to alert, proactively, on a variety of issues on which we would normally not get a heads-up, that something is going to… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We get hundreds of alerts per day, because we manage so many different servers and databases, that alert us to disk space issues, query issues, a wide variety of things. We take that information and… more »

What needs improvement?

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… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing seems fair to me.

What other advice do I have?

Evaluate your different options and choose what you think is the best fit. Every one has its pros and cons. I always equate software to my experience - and I'm dating myself - back in the 80s, with… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several solutions back then. I'm sure Redgate was in the mix, and we had our own little set of scripts that we used to run that would just give us some information, but this is the one we… more »
Real User
Senior Manager, Data Operations at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
Oct 10 2018

What is most valuable?

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… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It just allows us to respond quickly to any database issues. We have customized the alerts to be "critical." We will actually then send a PagerDuty alert which will then buzz us. Non-critical stuff… more »

What needs improvement?

We don't find that it helps us with performance monitoring and diagnostics. We find that SentryOne does that better. In terms of alerts, we had to customize them dramatically so that we didn't get… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more »

What other advice do I have?

Work on configuration and take the time to configure alerts. I rate it at seven out of ten because it does not handle performance-tweaking that well, but it does a good job on monitoring.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager vs SQL Sentry. However, SQL Sentry is harder to configure for alerts.
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Real User
Managing Director at eGlobal Technology
Aug 23 2020

What do you think of IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server?

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

Memory and CPU utilization features are good. 

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been selling this solution for about 15 years.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It took a day.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend it. There are several monitoring tools, but IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager is actually better than other competitors. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

What is IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server?

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.

Also known as
IDERA SQL DM, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server customers

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