About SQL Monitor

SQL Monitor is a software specifically designed to monitor SQL server estates. The software allows users to bulk add servers as their estates grow and provides them with API access and monitoring tools. This software solution provides users a global overview of all their SQL servers, clusters, availability groups as well as virtual machines. Features included are query impact, diagnosis, hybrid monitoring and many more.


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12 Reviews of SQL Monitor

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.42 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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June 2018

Robert from Duquesne Fund Services

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Investment Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2018

Outstanding product which is constantly being improved.

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.

Response from Red Gate Software

Replied September 2020

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear how useful you find SQL Monitor. We're continuously improving the tool, but also refining our development processes and your feedback helps us with both.

November 2018

Edwin from The Learning Network

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Retail

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

DBA's review on Redgate SQL Monitor

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.

Response from Red Gate Software

Replied September 2020

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear how much SQL Monitor is helping you. Thank you also for the feedback, we're constantly looking at ways to help users get started and have recently introduced new documentation and online learning resources.

November 2018

Glyn from LexisNexis

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Insurance

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

2.0

November 2018

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.

Response from Red Gate Software

Replied September 2020

Thank you for your review, your feedback helps us to continually improve and update SQL Monitor with new features.

November 2019

Chris from Human Kinetics

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Publishing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

Great way to monitor your servers

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.

Reasons for Choosing SQL Monitor

We were already using the Toolbelt and I noticed the licenses included SQL Monitor.

Response from Red Gate Software

Replied September 2020

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you are enjoying the product. Thank you for your feedback about getting started, we are actively looking at ways to improve thisand have recently revamped our documentation to help too.

November 2019

Joe from Littler Mendelson

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Law Practice

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

Great Monitoring Software

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.

Reasons for Choosing SQL Monitor

I like the suite of other Redgate products.

Response from Red Gate Software

Replied September 2020

Thank you for your review, it's great to hear you are finding SQL Monitor helpful. We are continuously improving the product and have already implemented updates to our categorization functionality, with further updates to come - your feedback helps us to continue to build a great product.