Spotlight Cloud

Cloud-powered SQL server performance monitoring

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Spotlight Cloud Overview

What is Spotlight Cloud?

Spotlight Cloud is a cloud-based database performance monitoring solution designed to provide tools for 24/7 performance coverage and instant diagnostics. In addition to database monitoring, Spotlight Cloud provides query plan analysis and SQL optimization tools for SQL servers using Spotlight's Tuning Pack. Spotlight Cloud has functionality for alarm management, server health checks, performance diagnostics, and workload analysis.

With Spotlight Cloud, database administrators (DBAs) are able to know exactly when there is a problem with over 100 alarm types. DBAs can configure and define thresholds, collect background information and alarm details, and determine priority levels for smart alarms and preventable alarms. For preventable care, Spotlight Cloud provides routine health checks to determine potential and actual issues for I/O, security, memory, or disaster recovery. Issues can be ignored or clicked on to display in-depth details for potential analysis.

Within the availability dashboard, Spotlight Cloud always displays the real-time status and cluster associated with each database. For database monitoring, DBAs can gain a quick overview using filtered views for overall database utilization, associated alarms, and trend information. Spotlight Cloud workload analyzer is able to dissect information and workloads to resolve complex issues such as slow workload performance or incorrect SQL syntax using root-cause analysis. Additionally, Spotlight Cloud also provides a TempDb dashboard to visualize usage of the TempDb database and drill down into specific details and configurations as well as potential or current issues involving the database.

Spotlight Cloud Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$45,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Spotlight Cloud basic is free but with limited features.
Spotlight Cloud Pro is $45 per month, billed annually.


Spotlight Cloud Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Rapid Alert System
Locate the problem
Workload Analyzer
Spotlight Cloud video Spotlight Cloud screenshot: Rapid Alert System Spotlight Cloud screenshot: Locate the problem Spotlight Cloud screenshot: Workload Analyzer

Spotlight Cloud Reviews

Spotlight Cloud Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
10

Very good
5

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,5
88% recommended this app
Daniel B.

A (not so) hidden gem.

Before we chose Spotlight Cloud, we had researched other options--including Quest's on premise software, Foglight. We quickly realized we needed a solution that could be accessed anywhere--not an on premise option, and Spotlight Cloud offered this in its SaaS design. We've been using Spotlight Cloud for more than two years now and it's become a critical part of our daily survival/business continuity. The time it saves and the ability it offers to be proactive vs. reactive is something I cannot imagine being without.


Alex H.

Spotlight Cloud Review

Pretty good


David S.

Spotlight overview

If you are going to buy this product your better off buying the on prim version as opposed to the Saas. The on prim version is much more stable and easier to use.


Daniel S.

Great product at an affordable price

O really love this product. I would suggest improving the support experience. I have not had a good result all the times.


Tim H.

Best Monitoring Software Available

I've really enjoyed utilizing spotlight cloud over the last year at multiple sites. The ability to execute various alarm actions and really setup workflows has made life quite a bit easier for a DBA that manages a multitude of servers.

Support has been fantastic and they seem to be open to feature recommendations.


Daniel B.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A (not so) hidden gem.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/11
Review Source: Capterra

Before we chose Spotlight Cloud, we had researched other options--including Quest's on premise software, Foglight. We quickly realized we needed a solution that could be accessed anywhere--not an on premise option, and Spotlight Cloud offered this in its SaaS design. We've been using Spotlight Cloud for more than two years now and it's become a critical part of our daily survival/business continuity. The time it saves and the ability it offers to be proactive vs. reactive is something I cannot imagine being without.

Pros

The biggest benefit that Spotlight Cloud has given me is time. As a small business I wear many hats and my time is already spread thin. By not having to endlessly watch my SQL Servers for issues, my time has been freed for more important tasks. This is, in a word: priceless.

Cons

There are a few issues with Spotlight Cloud I have experienced, mostly UI and navigation driven. For instance, any time I try to "Acknowledge" an alarm, a comment box opens with another acknowledge button that must be clicked, but this button is obstructed by the UI's "Help" bubble and results in me having to tab through the screen to close the dialog. Though I've mentioned this minor detail several times, it still exists. There are also helpful features that I don't use often so when I do I cannot easily remember/find where they are located. The ability to save a list of favorite features would go a long way toward helping this. And finally, the SQL Tuning Pack (an additional expense), has not been very useful, often slow, stalls the startup of SSMS, and is hard to understand what exactly it has "optimized."

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Alex H.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Spotlight Cloud Review

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/03/05
Review Source: Capterra

Pretty good

Pros

I use the health check for each of my servers daily to find potential missing indexes and other recommendations.
I use the workload analyzer when I notice server performance issues and need to troubleshoot more effectively.
One of the best functionalities are the recommendations given when diagnosing an alarm. I've found those to be greatly useful and not really done by other monitoring solutions.

Cons

Sometimes when using the workload analyzer and trying to find which query is being troublesome... it just tells me the SQL Batch is out of context besides the query. This is not very useful to me but there might not be a way around it on your side..

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

David S.
Industry: Translation & Localization
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Spotlight overview

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/07
Review Source: Capterra

If you are going to buy this product your better off buying the on prim version as opposed to the Saas. The on prim version is much more stable and easier to use.

Pros

The ability to find and tune problematic queries.

Cons

The refresh rate is a minute so at best you only know what happened in the last minute.
The play back feature is hard to used and restets itself.
Alarms are hard to snooze and acknowledge, sometimes after the refresh the alarm comes back.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Daniel S.
Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company size: Self Employed

Great product at an affordable price

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/03/10
Review Source: Capterra

O really love this product. I would suggest improving the support experience. I have not had a good result all the times.

Pros

Cloud synchronization is great. Deployment is straightforward and you have all your instances monitored in a matter of minutes. Push notifications are awesome.

Cons

Monitoring Always On availability groups is practically useless. No features at all. This should be reviewed and implemented.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Tim H.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Best Monitoring Software Available

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/02/05
Review Source: Capterra

I've really enjoyed utilizing spotlight cloud over the last year at multiple sites. The ability to execute various alarm actions and really setup workflows has made life quite a bit easier for a DBA that manages a multitude of servers.

Support has been fantastic and they seem to be open to feature recommendations.

Pros

Cloud Based
Customizable Alert Actions
Support is great

Cons

No Azure/AWS Capabilities
Security could use a bit more attention

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 17 user ratings
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Spotlight Cloud Pricing

Spotlight Cloud Pricing

Starting from
US$45,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Spotlight Cloud basic is free but with limited features.
Spotlight Cloud Pro is $45 per month, billed annually.

Spotlight Cloud basic is free but with limited features.
Spotlight Cloud Pro is $45 per month, billed annually.

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 17 user ratings
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Spotlight Cloud Features

Spotlight Cloud Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,1/5
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Additional information for Spotlight Cloud

Additional information for Spotlight Cloud

Key features of Spotlight Cloud

  • Dashboard
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Reporting

Spotlight Cloud FAQs

Spotlight Cloud FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Spotlight Cloud.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Spotlight Cloud offer?

Spotlight Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$45,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Spotlight Cloud basic is free but with limited features. Spotlight Cloud Pro is $45 per month, billed annually.

Q. What are the main features of Spotlight Cloud?

Spotlight Cloud offers the following features:

  • Dashboard
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Reporting

Q. Who are the typical users of Spotlight Cloud?

Spotlight Cloud has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Spotlight Cloud support?

Spotlight Cloud supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Spotlight Cloud offer?

Spotlight Cloud has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Spotlight Cloud support mobile devices?

Spotlight Cloud supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Spotlight Cloud integrate with?

Spotlight Cloud integrates with the following applications:

Things

Q. What level of support does Spotlight Cloud offer?

Spotlight Cloud offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support