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We performed a comparison between Quest Spotlight and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"Its dashboards are most valuable. The drill-down of the dashboards is useful."

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"Monitoring is most valuable, and being able to know that there is an issue or problem and I need to go look is also valuable. So, monitoring and learning are the most important features.""What I like most about SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is that it's a powerful solution that lets me advise customers about performance, and it also gives a lot of supporting information."

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Cons
"Some customizations of the dashboard, such as having backup reports, would be useful."

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"It is capable, but I don't believe it has the right value matrix. It also depends on the budget of the company.""SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer should be easy to implement and it should have more facilities to make it better."

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  • "Its cost was somewhere in the middle."
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  • "I don't remember the exact licensing cost for SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, but it's within the range of $2,000 to $3,000 a year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Its dashboards are most valuable. The drill-down of the dashboards is useful.
    Top Answer:Some customizations of the dashboard, such as having backup reports, would be useful. In terms of additional features, I don't have anything specific in mind. I'm not using it in clustered… more »
    Top Answer:We use it in our company, and it is used daily. It is primarily for standard monitoring of the databases and various aspects of performance tuning. We are using its latest version.
    Top Answer:What I like most about SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is that it's a powerful solution that lets me advise customers about performance, and it also gives a lot of supporting information.
    Top Answer:I don't remember what problems I had with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, but it's a good solution right now. SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer should be easy to implement and it… more »
    Top Answer:We use SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer as a monitoring service for customers, particularly in the banking industry. The solution is part of the service we provide for our customers.
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    Also Known As
    Dell Spotlight
    Confio, SolarWinds DPA, Ignite8
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    Overview
    Quest Spotlight ensures peak performance around the clock with unmatched monitoring, diagnosis and optimization of SQL Server environments. Spotlight provides access to the details you need for optimal fitness of your SQL Server databases. Get overviews of health and performance, automated alerts and actions, and mobile device support.
    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is a software for database and SQL query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning.
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    Sample Customers
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    GSI Commerce, Liquid Digital Media, ProLogis, Indiana University
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    November 2022
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    Quest Spotlight is ranked 12th in Database Development and Management with 1 review while SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is ranked 14th in Database Development and Management with 2 reviews. Quest Spotlight is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Quest Spotlight writes "Good dashboards, stable, and quick and easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer writes "A capable product, but it doesn't have the right value matrix". Quest Spotlight is most compared with Quest Foglight for Databases, Oracle Enterprise Manager, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, Redgate SQL Toolbelt and SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor, whereas SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is most compared with SQL Sentry, Quest Foglight for Databases, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, Redgate SQL Toolbelt and Oracle Enterprise Manager.

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