SQL Monitor

by Red Gate Software

Who Uses SQL Monitor?

Organizations around the world running SQL Server estates.

What Is 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 Details

Red Gate Software

http://www.red-gate.com

Founded 1999

SQL Monitor Pricing Overview

SQL Monitor does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. SQL Monitor paid version starts at US$1 495,00/one-time.

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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

SQL Monitor Features

Database Monitoring Software
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
Email Monitoring
Event Logs
Patch Management
Scheduling
Server Monitoring
Virtual Machine Monitoring

SQL Monitor Reviews

Showing 5 of 12 reviews

Overall
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Service
4,8/5
Features
4,2/5
Value for Money
4,1/5
Robert F.
Sr. Database Administrator
Investment Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/06/20

"Outstanding product which is constantly being improved."

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/06/20
Edwin D.
SQL Sever Engineer
Retail, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/11/21

"DBA's review on Redgate SQL Monitor"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/11/21
Glyn A.
DBA
Insurance, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/11/15

"Visually nice, otherwise not my bag"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/11/15
Deborah T.
Database Administrator
Aviation & Aerospace, 10 001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/05

"Excellent SQL Server monitor"

Pros: Easy to install and upgrade
Team delivers regular releases with new features and bug fixes
Configurable alerts for monitoring
Customizable reports and alerts
Handles large environments
Exceptional customer service
Intuitive interface

Cons: Performance analysis is stronger in some other products. We use Redgate for monitoring and basic troubleshooting but we use another product for deep dives into performance analysis and troubleshooting. In most cases, however, Redgate Monitor is sufficient and easy to use and the team seems to be actively working on improvements.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/05
Chris R.
DBA III
Publishing, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/11/11

"Great way to monitor your servers"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/11/11