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Monitor multiple SQL Server instances
View system performance metrics
Identify performance issues and deadlocks
Use comprehensive dashboard for viewing metrics
Monitor AlwaysOn availability groups and failover clusters
Analyze query waits and review query execution plans
Calculate baselines and thresholds
Monitor index performance

Features

SQL Server, system and database metrics monitoring

Monitor the most important SQL Server, system and database performance parameters such as longest running transactions, page life expectancy, buffer cache hit ratio, processor utilization, available memory, database size, log growth and many more

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Query waits and blocking queries monitoring and alerting

Capture query wait times for individual and blocking queries. Review query performance history. Get alerted whenever a wait time exceeds predefined threshold values

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SQL Server AlwaysOn and failover cluster support

Monitor AlwaysOn availability groups and failover clusters with full graphical topology of all WSFC nodes and availability group replicas

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Monitor SQL query performance

Detect the slowest queries by CPU, execution time or I/O

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Wait type statistics

Review collected wait statistics including detailed information on the top 5 wait stats categories to quickly identify performance issues and bottlenecks

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Index monitoring

Configure database indexes monitoring and analyze index performance for indexes larger than the size specified by user

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Query execution plan viewer

Analyze problematic queries by displaying the query execution plan using an integrated query execution plan viewer. Learn more

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Reporting

Analyze SQL Server performance by generating different report types. Learn more

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Performance base lining

Configure server performance baselines for a desired date range. Learn more

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SQL Server and database status monitoring

Monitor servers and databases to ensure availability and identify issues early

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Custom metrics

Create custom metrics to be monitored along with standard metrics. Use set of predefined Windows OS system metrics or add custom SQL Server or database metrics

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Metric history

Easily navigate through the charts history via the date/time slider

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Alerts

Get alerted when a metric reaches its predefined threshold value with 24/7 notifications

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Individual alert management

Review, resolve or add comments on resolutions for individual alerts. Create reports for resolved alerts

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Email alerting

Send an email whenever an alert is raised. Send individual or summary alert reports via multiple email profiles

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Alert actions

Execute SQL scripts, shell commands, or use SNMP notifications when an alert is raised

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Alert period

Define the length of time for which a value exceeds the threshold before the alert is triggered. Learn more

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User security

Define users assigned to different roles to increase monitoring security and reliability

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Configurable monitoring

Enable or disable metrics and customize details

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Server information summary

Check information and alert summary for one, some, or all SQL Servers

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Custom charts view

Create custom tabs with preferred charts and metrics

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Logarithmic scale y-axis

Display large data ranges without hiding small but critical variations. Learn more

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Deadlock analysis

Set up a deadlock alert action and save details, including a graphical presentation of the deadlock

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Maintenance periods

Set recurring or one-time maintenance period intervals schedule to suspend alerting or monitoring of specified SQL Server instances

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SQL Server grouping

Group servers with similar properties to aggregate alerts and details for all servers in the group

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Roadmap

Web console

Review SQL Server performance data and alerts from anywhere

Automatic baseline calculation

Automatically calculate baselines over the time

VM monitoring

Monitor performance of both VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines

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ApexSQL Monitor 2014 R3 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2015 R1 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2015 R3 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2016 R1 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2016 R2 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2016 R4 Q4 ApexSQL Monitor 2017 R1 Q1
Monitoring
System monitoring - 15 counters
Additional counters (Disk latency, Page file usage, etc.)
Server monitoring - 17 counters
Additional counters (Disk latency, Disk space monitoring, etc.)
Database monitoring - 4 counters
Additional counters
Health status monitoring
Hard disk status
System availability
Query monitoring
Query wait history
The built-in query execution plan viewer
Query waits alerting
Blocking queries
Query performance history
Custom metrics
Wait stats
Add instance for monitoring using different Windows credentials
Indexes
Custom system performance metrics
VM monitoring
Reporting
Basic reports in multiple formats
Query reports
Custom reports
Presenting
Server grouping
Customized view
Themes
Alerting
Email alerting
Alert actions - Execute external process, execute SQL script, send email
Maintenance period - Schedule alerting or collection to avoid certain time frames
Base lining
Alert managment
SNMP trap alerting
Baseline thresholds adjustments
Automatic baseline calculation
Custom defined alerts
Analysis
Query analysis
Single query analytics
Tips – Helpful tips to easily detect and analyze performance issues
Web console
View only
Full web version
General
Users - Ability to define users and their privileges
SQL Server AlwaysOn cluster support
Full SQL Server cluster support
SQL Server 2016 support
ApexSQL Monitor 2014 R3 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2015 R1 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2015 R3 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2016 R1 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2016 R2 Released ApexSQL Monitor 2016 R4 Q4 ApexSQL Monitor 2017 R1 Q1

Content

Compare

ApexSQL Idera® Solarwinds® SQL Sentry®
Monitoring
      Query waits
      Query performance
      VMware 2017 R1
      Hyper-V 2017 R1
      Indexes
      SQL Agent status
      AlwaysOn Availability Groups
      Failover clusters
      Custom SQL metrics
      Custom system metrics
Alerting
      Alert baselines
      SNMP traps
      Query level alerts
      Alert actions
Reporting
      Report generation
      Internal report viewer
      Scheduled reports 2016 R4
      Exporting to PDF, Excel
Performance issues analysis
      Analysis 2016 R4
      Tips
      Metric troubleshooting
Configuration
      Alerts
      Databases
      Devices
      Maintenance periods
      Alert snoozing
Other
      User profiles
      Deadlock detection
      Blocking detection
      Repository purging
      Web console 2016 R4
      Server grouping
      Graphical query execution plans
Price
$499
(per instance)
$1,746.50
(per instance)
$1,995
(per instance)
$1,495
(per instance)

ApexSQL Monitor 2016.02

Idera® SQL Diagnostic Manager 10.0

Solarwinds® DPA for SQL Server 10.1

SQL Sentry® Performance Advisor 10.0


Comparison was conducted on August 12, 2016

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