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Spotlight Cloud

Cloud-powered SQL server performance monitoring

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Spotlight Cloud Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Spotlight Cloud product 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Phone Support
24/7 (Live rep)

Training options

Live Online
Webinars
Documentation

Spotlight Cloud pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

19

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Spotlight Cloud features

Functionality

4.2

/5

19

Total features

30

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Alerts/Notifications
Monitoring
Real Time Monitoring
Data Visualization
Dashboard
Real Time Notifications
Remote Monitoring & Management

Spotlight Cloud users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

19

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.47/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

12

5

2

0

0

Pros
Cloud synchronization is great. Deployment is straightforward and you have all your instances monitored in a matter of minutes.

DS

Daniel S.

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

TH

Tim H.

I like the summary page and drill down capability and its easy to setup and easy to use.

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Xuecai (Lewis) L.

Cons
E.g. Deadlock alert does not contain any information about the deadlock. The Availability Group monitoring does not have much detail.

PI

Paul I.

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.

DS

David S.

Monitoring Always On availability groups is practically useless.

DS

Daniel S.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Spotlight Cloud Makes Life Easier

Reviewed 21 days ago

My experience has been awesome. The software is easy to use, transparent and trustworthy. I fell in love with the alert feature, it gives the ability to solve issues fast and efficiently.

Pros

I like the server monitoring feature on mobile

Cons

I have not found any issues with the software so far.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A (not so) hidden gem.

Reviewed 2 years ago

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...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Spotlight Cloud Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

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..

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great product at an affordable price

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Spotlight Cloud FAQs and common questions

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

Spotlight Cloud has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Spotlight Cloud?

Spotlight Cloud has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Spotlight Cloud support?

Spotlight Cloud supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Spotlight Cloud support mobile devices?

Spotlight Cloud supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Spotlight Cloud offer an API?

No, Spotlight Cloud does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Spotlight Cloud offer?

Spotlight Cloud offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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