Who Uses This Software?

Organizations around the world running SQL Server estates.

Average Ratings

11 reviews
  • Overall 4.5/5
  • Ease of Use 4.2/5
  • Customer Service 4.7/5
  • Features 4.3/5
  • Value for Money 4.1/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$1 495,00/one-time
  • Pricing Details Per server. Discounts available for volume purchases.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Red Gate Software
  • http://www.red-gate.com
  • Founded 1999

About SQL Monitor

SQL Monitor is a SQL Server monitoring tool that helps teams looking after SQL Server estates be more proactive. Not only does SQL Monitor alert you to current issues, it gives you the information you need to stop them happening in the future. It gives you powerful monitoring and diagnostic capabilities in an easy to use web based interface. If theres a problem, you get an instant alert with information that helps you find and fix the root cause of the issue.

SQL Monitor Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Autodiscovery
  • Capacity Planning
  • Dashboard
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • Multitenancy
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritization
  • Query Analysis
  • Resource Optimization
  • Troubleshooting
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Database Servers
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

SQL Monitor Most Helpful Reviews

Outstanding product which is constantly being improved.

Reviewed on 2018/06/20
Robert F.
Sr. Database Administrator
Investment Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: It does the work I would need to do myself.

Pros: I was on the beta test team and have seen the product grow from a very basic monitoring tool into one that puts nearly anything I would want to look at, right at my fingertips. Not only am I warned when conditions are getting ugly, I can very quickly figure out why! But the most importantly thing about the product, is the development cycle. They are constantly fixing and improving it with updates/patches nearly every 2 weeks.

Cons: I want to preface this with nearly all updates go without a hitch, but ... With such an aggressive release schedule, testing is obviously limited. This only happened once in the 10 years of the product, but I was one of the casualties. There was an update that left a transaction open in a version of SQL Server, that was a few releases back. You do this with software that does a lot for a long time, and things start to break.

DBA's review on Redgate SQL Monitor

Reviewed on 2018/11/21
Edwin D.
SQL Sever Engineer
Retail, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
3/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Get a good overview on what's going on on your SQL Server estate and narrow down potential problems up to the milisecond. Teamleads are getting more and more excited once they run into trouble and are able to pinpoint a most certain bad process!

Pros: Gives you deep insight on the database and (SQL Server) instance level to check out the health of your entire SQL Server Estate in near real time.
Quickly drilldown to reported potential problems, such as long running queries, analyse actual queryplans and get recommendations from that as well.
Many possibilities to configure alerts and notifications way down to individual processes, jobs or at a higher level like database or server instance ... They have a superb support crew and are introducing new features and functionality at high speed, realy listening very closely to users for feature requests ...

Cons: Takes a while to get a good understanding of what you're looking at, but once you watch the onlne videos or documentation it's a great asset in monitoring the SQL Server estate.

Great way to monitor your servers

Reviewed on 2019/11/11
Chris R.
DBA III
Publishing, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: SQL Monitor has been very useful in detecting server issues before they become a huge problem. I've been able to track down and correct issues that wouldn't have been noticed otherwise using this product.

Pros: I love the customization of alerts and the email feature that goes with them as well the ability to see all servers' health at a glance on the Overview page. Creating custom reports is also a handy feature.

Cons: The initial setup and the adding of servers was not easy and required some hit and miss before getting it right. The default settings for alerts are set a bit too high for our system and I had to lessen them to avoid mass email alerts. Also, and it may already exist, it would be nice to choose to ignore offline databases.

Visually nice, otherwise not my bag

Reviewed on 2018/11/15
Glyn A.
DBA
Insurance, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Nicely presented stats and metrics, easy to use tool

Cons: Not very many benefits really if you know what you're looking for already and have existing more central monitoring tools.

Great Monitoring Software

Reviewed on 2019/11/06
Joe S.
Sr. Software Release Manager
Law Practice, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: -Easy to set up.
-UI is easy to navigate
-Great insight on database issues
-Alerts are very configurable

Cons: -When you put servers into categories, the category name doesn't fully display on the dashboard.

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