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IDERA’s Database Monitoring Tools

versus

Open Source Software

Through proactive, comprehensive, and integrated monitoring and reporting, IDERA’s database monitoring tools give complete visibility and control over the availability, performance, and capacity of your databases.

Here are the key differences between open source software versus IDERA’s enterprise-class database monitoring tools.

Time and cost

Gartner: The hidden costs of open source software can prove more difficult to measure and overcome than the exposed costs in commercial software.

IDERA’s tools

open source software

license costs

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free

deployment and configuration time

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$$

administration cost

$

$$

support cost

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$$

additional tooling and staff time required

none

$$$

total cost of monitoring

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Support and accountability

Gartner: One of the key problems associated with community open source software is that there is no vendor accountability.



IDERA’s tools

open source software

IDERA guarantees support (phone, email, web-based portal) on a 24/7 basis for critical issues. IDERA also provides premium technical support during installation and configuration.

If you have a problem with an open source software, who is on the hook to fix it? A third party that does not make the software? Or are you hoping that your IT team can write the complex code to repair it? That is a risky bet.

support accountability

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Unified IT dashboard

According to a survey on performance monitoring by Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.: 87% of enterprises have more than six monitoring and management solutions.

IDERA’s tools

open source software

A unified monitoring dashboard that monitors, alerts, and reports. Physical and virtual servers, capacity planning, storage, networks, end-user experience, and cloud solutions.

Require several monitoring programs and a multitude of plugins to collect data from different devices and applications. The time and staff cost to integrate data from different sources to create a unified dashboard is heavy and increases exponentially as the business grows.

unified IT dashboard

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Complexity

Gartner: Open source software suffers from increased volatility. Multiple codebases based on other tools cause splintered features and a diffused development focus and increase overall maintenance risk.

IDERA’s tools

open source software

They require no programming to install, configure, deploy, or maintain it. They are easily extendable and provide custom monitoring. They Easily integrate with other IT software and processes.

Complexity of integrating open source software with existing systems and the customization of these products puts a heavy and on-going workload on your best (and most expensive) database and IT administrators.

simple and easy to us

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To learn more about IDERA Database Tools, please visit “idera.com”.

IDERA's Database Monitoring Tools versus Open Source Software

Through proactive, comprehensive, and integrated monitoring and reporting, IDERA’s database monitoring tools give complete visibility and control over the availability, performance, and capacity of your databases.

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