Quest Spotlight Competitors and Alternatives

The top Quest Spotlight competitors are
  • IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager
  • Quest Foglight for Databases
  • Toad
  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Redgate SQL Toolbelt
  • SQL Sentry
Read reviews of Quest Spotlight competitors and alternatives
Yen Liu
Real User
Senior Manager For Application And Database Architecture at Wesco Aircraft
Nov 08 2016

What is most valuable?

Oracle Enterprise Manager provides a single pane of control that gives you the visibility to see all Oracle products, plus the non-Oracle... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits to my organization are with administration, plus it centralizes your control.

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of plugins. I would like to see more and more plugins for different software. Most of them are third-party software. If Oracle... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously used vendor-specific monitoring or control systems to administer different type of resources; hardware, software. OEM gives me the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try to understand what OEM can do for you. Exploit it and its feature set. For example, I can modify the back-end storage through OEM. I don't... more»
James Kelly
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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Quest Software
Denzil Newman
Real User
Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Sep 18 2017

What do you think of Toad?

Valuable Features: Running queries, because that's kinda important. • Improvements to My Organization: It hasn't. • Room for Improvement: The IDE is slow and, now, very buggy, Autocomplete being especially bad. • Use of Solution: Years. • Stability Issues: Lots. • Scalability Issues: Probably, but that's a big question. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Poor. • Previous Solutions: Yes. I switched because SQL Developer was still in its infancy. • Initial Setup: Complex. Despite requiring a key which only allows specific features, the installer still asks you to select all the features (from a big list), instead of hiding what you cannot have. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing: It's way overpriced, even if it wasn't the buggy...

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