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Quest Spotlight is #11 ranked solution in top Database Development and Management tools. PeerSpot users give Quest Spotlight an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. Quest Spotlight is most commonly compared to Quest Foglight for Databases: Quest Spotlight vs Quest Foglight for Databases. Quest Spotlight is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 60% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 14% of all views.
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What is Quest Spotlight?
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.

Quest Spotlight was previously known as Dell Spotlight.

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Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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Top 20
Good dashboards, stable, and quick and easy to deploy
Pros and Cons
  • "Its dashboards are most valuable. The drill-down of the dashboards is useful."
  • "Some customizations of the dashboard, such as having backup reports, would be useful."

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

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 environments, so I don't know how well it copes with those environments. I can't really judge.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for about two years.

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. In terms of its users, there are two DBAs for monitoring the instances. 

How are customer service and support?

I used them in the past. It was about 10 years ago, and it was very good back then. I haven't had to contact them. It is a stable product.

How was the initial setup?

It was very straightforward. It took less than a day.

What about the implementation team?

It was done in-house.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its cost was somewhere in the middle. 

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to certainly evaluate other options. It is worthwhile evaluating other options every couple of years because the tech changes.

I would rate it an eight out of 10. It is fine, and it does the job.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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