Compare the Best SQL Server Monitoring Tools

IDERA relentlessly delivers the industry's most complete solution for comprehensive 24x7 SQL Server performance monitoring, alerting, and diagnostics and tirelessly supports the SQL Server community with 100% free tools and expert advice.

Compare, side by side, the features and functionalities of the best SQL Server monitoring tools the market has to offer. Download a free trial today!

  IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager SQL Sentry® Performance Advisor Redgate® SQL Monitor Quest® Spotlight on SQL Server
Query Wait Monitoring
AlwaysOn Availability Group Monitoring
Mirroring, Replication, & Cluster Monitoring
Monitoring Repositories Viewable in Single Dashboard Multiple 1 1 1
TempDB Monitoring
Monitored Virtual Servers VMware & Hyper-V VMware & Hyper-V   VMware & Hyper-V
Integrated Messaging and Collaboration IntelliFeed      
Predictive SQL Alerts
Custom SQL Permission Control
Integrated Expert Recommendations
Mobile Access
View Only  
Microsoft® SCOM Management Pack
PowerShell Scripting Snap-in
SQL Server Express Support
SQL Server Software Solutions 18 4 15 4
Integrated SQL Solutions Dashboard
*SQL Sentry PA offers only cluster monitoring.

Discover Why IDERA Has the Best SQL Server Performance Monitoring Tool

Monitor AlwaysOn Availability Groups, unlike Redgate. There are many essential capabilities DBAs require that you can only get with IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager.

Basic monitoring capabilities are provided by most solutions, but with IDERA you get much more. IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager has support for mirroring, replication and cluster monitoring, tempdb monitoring, and virtual server monitoring for VMware and Hyper-V built-in and at no additional charge.

IDERA is the only solution that utilizes predictive alerts that analyze recent trends to provide early insight into potential problems before they even happen. IDERA is also the only solution that includes a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) plug-in and a PowerShell scripting snap-in… And we cannot forget to mention the 22 completely free SQL Server tools (with more coming), making it the best value on the market today.

SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server helps database administrators to find and fix SQL Server performance problems in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Unlike its competition, it provides effective scalability, advanced SQL query analysis and optimization, prescriptive analysis with corrective SQL scripts, powerful automated alert responses, broad PowerShell integration, complete customization, and extensive support for current and legacy SQL Server and Windows.

Download a free, fully functional, 14-day trial of IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager right now and discover for yourself how it can make your life simpler, save your company time and money, and help make you a rock star DBA in your organization.

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SQL Diagnostic Manager Repository dashboard

24X7 SQL performance monitoring, alerting and diagnostics

  • Monitor performance for physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
  • Monitor queries and query plans to see the causes of blocks and deadlocks.
  • Monitor application transactions with SQL Workload Analysis add-on.
  • View expert recommendations from SQL Doctor to optimize performance.
  • Alert predictively with settings to avoid false alerts.
  • View summary of top issues and alerts with the web console add-on.
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