Foglight for Databases vs. the Competition

Get Uncompromised, Multi-Platform Database Support from a Single Solution

Foglight® for Databases puts an end to the trade-off analysis that used to come with choosing database monitoring and management tools. You no longer have to purchase separate tools for each environment, nor do you have to settle for tools that cover the broadest range of database domains, but lack advanced functionality.

Foglight for Databases provides the most powerful multi-platform support available. And the best part? Everything’s centralized through a single, intuitive interface. So you get consistent performance data, a global view of your entire environment’s health, and easier team collaboration. Only Foglight for Databases helps you ensure the best possible performance on your Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, and DB2 databases. Check out how it stacks up against other tools.

CapabilityFoglight Performance Management SolutionsInfrastructure MonitorsSingle-Platform Specialists
Alerting on Performance Metrics   
Diagnostic Workflows for Root-Cause Analysis   
Reporting on Performance Metrics   
Extended Support for all Parts of the Database-Application Stack  Partial
Consistent Global Overview of Multiple Database Types   
Common Tool and Interface to Reduce DBA Training Costs   
Centralized Performance Repository for all Database Types   
Common Reporting for Consistent Management Standards Across all Database Types   
Service-Level Reporting and Alerting   
Simplified Cross-Platform Performance Administration (one admin process and one upgrade process)   
Simplified Training Requirements (one tool for multiple database types)   
Improved DBA Productivity with a Single Toolset that Supports Multiple Platforms Partial 
Coverage of Other Database Management Areas Beyond Performance Monitoring   
Performance Advisories (expert automated system analysis with prescriptive advice)  Partial
Real-Time Diagnostics (variable rate collections and ad hoc performance queries)  Partial
Performance Context (comprehensive collection of workload, OS, and instance metrics with the ability to correlate and prioritize attention)  Partial
Change Tracking (identify changes to the server or database configuration, SQL plans, or database objects and correlate them with performance changes)  Partial
Complete Coverage of Database Management Across Multiple Database Platforms    
Intelligent Baseline Calculations to Determine Deviations from Normal Behavior   
Detailed Workload Analytics (SQL transactions evaluated for wait state analysis by instance, user, session, application, etc.)