SQL Sentry Competitors and Alternatives

The top SQL Sentry competitors are
  • IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager
  • Redgate SQL Toolbelt
  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
  • Quest Spotlight
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • BlueTalon
Read reviews of SQL Sentry competitors and alternatives
Judy Davis
Real User
Oracle DBA at Group Dynamite Inc
Dec 09 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable is when a client calls us to tell us the performance is really bad, I can quickly go on to OEM and see which SQL is causing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As I’ve mentioned, the biggest benefit is being able to pinpoint a performance issue very quickly, and be able to react to it very quickly.

What needs improvement?

One of the things I'd like to see is for profiles to be dynamic. That would be really great, where you don't have to tell the user, "Stop... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I never used OEM before I started with Dynamite. Being with IBM, it was more like a contract we were being sent out on, so it was a different... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give the same advice that I saw at the conference, with the old DBA and the young person that had no clue of what was going on behind... more»
James Donahoe
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... 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... 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 other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously used a home-brewed alerting package that was very dated.
Richard Drolet
Real User
Manager of Global Data Center SAP Operations Team at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 18 2016

What is most valuable?

Ability to drill down queries, and wait times using the Query Advice Dashboard.

How has it helped my organization?

We have multiple applications interfacing with our SQL servers, this allowed us to load balance between servers based on performance data... more»

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

We find that the price to value ratio is very good. Much less expensive than other products we were considering.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We migrated from Foglight, we were already vested in SolarWinds products, we really switched because it removed complexity and still gave great... more»

What other advice do I have?

We use this tool constantly, all new projects with new SQL Servers now require a license for SolarWinds DB Analyzer in order to meet high... more»

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