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Real User
Senior DBA with 10,001+ employees
Sep 16 2018

How has it helped my organization?

With Diagnostic Manager what happens is that, when it reaches a certain threshold, it helps us diagnose the issue. For example, disk space: If it's going low on disk space, it alerts us saying, "Hey… more »

What needs improvement?

I wish there were more tools or more you could add. There are some there, out-of-the-box, but if there were many more, with more options, that would be better.

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

The pricing is reasonable, it's comparable with the competitors.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

When we looked at it we thought the features were good, so we started using it. We do have another similar product that we also use, it's called Cycle Monitor.

What other advice do I have?

If possible do training, or work with the tech support to make sure that you have considered everything and see what the product does before you try it on your own. Doing that would be very helpful… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Foglight, Toad, and one other.
Real User
Database Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The best part of SQL DM is the ability to customize alerts and counters. This allows our team to find an issue, then alert on the issue at a granular level.

How has it helped my organization?

SQL DM made troubleshooting much easier and allowed multiple people to look into an issue with confidence. The default and custom alerting allowed for instance problem resolution by anyone on the IT team.

What needs improvement?

It would helpful if SQL DM could mark when changes are made within the program. This would make it easier to see on a graph when something happened and the effect of that change.
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Real User
Cloud Database Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

I love the customization of the alerts. We created several stored procedures/functions that would query multiple DMV’s and alert if a certain threshold was reached. However, since new DMV’s are added… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Baselining our SQL Servers has made a huge impact.

What needs improvement?

Some more granularity in alerting. We created several stored procedures/functions that would query multiple DMV’s and alert if a certain threshold was reached. However, since new DMV’s are added, or… more »

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

It is worth the money for one of the best solutions on the market.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a home-brewed alerting package that was very dated.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we evaluated SentryOne, SolarWinds, and Dell.
Vendor
IT - Server Administration with 501-1,000 employees
May 17 2016

What is most valuable?

The capability to baseline the environment and define thresholds for alerting is definitely the most valuable feature in my opinion. As an operational DBA, I don't write code but need to make sure the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

SQL monitoring time has been dramatically reduced AND our IT Infrastructure team has improved SQL maintenance and monitoring knowledge over time just by using SQL DM. The dashboard provides valuable… more »

What needs improvement?

With basic SQL training in my history, I've found at times I needed to Google SQL counters, for example, to understand what was occurring or how to configure SQL DM to be useful. While support has… more »

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

License codes are provided by Account Managers and are required for installing or upgrading the product.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No. We were floundering around with MS SQL counters, event logs, SQL trace and profiler and were basically in the dark.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at MOM but were already invested in Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor at the time so decided not to go with MOM just for the SQL piece. While Solarwinds had SQL Application Monitor at… more »
Vendor
Database Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Jan 27 2015

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

What is most valuable?

Ability to identify bottlenecks, deadlocks and slow running queries and run monthly and daily reports.

How has it helped my organization?

It was easier for DBA team to perform issue investigations, slowness of the servers and failures.

What needs improvement?

Reporting and overall analysis of data gathered from SQL Server.

For how long have I used the solution?

One year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Minor. When we migrated to the new server, we had to call the company to transfer the license as their license is issued per server name which had changed..

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the

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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