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dbWatch products

dbWatch is a total database administration solution, helping enterprises monitor and manage any number of SQLServerOracle, PostgreSQL, Sybase or MySQL database servers efficiently with great confidence. 

dbWatch Control Center is our new flagship solution for managing large database server farms. It extends all the features of dbWatch Enterprise Manager with a large set of features for managing database server farms. 

dbWatch Enterprise Manager is ideal for all medium and large database farms, with a rich set of features for monitoring and managing SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, PostgreSQL and Mariadb.

dbWatch will give you total control over all aspects of operation, performance, analytics and resource usage. With dbWatch you will have the total overview you need in order to maximize efficiency and minimize the resources you spend on operating all of your database servers.

For a full description of all dbWatch features look here or download the full dbWatch Enterprise server paper. You can find dbWatch videos here.

Feature

dbWatch Control Center

dbWatch Enterprise

Monitoring

Cross platform database monitoring of all your database instances in single, customizable view

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Management

Manage any SQLServer, Oracle, MysQL, Sybase or PostgreSQL directly from dbWatch. 

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Reporting package

Standard reports for backup, health check, status, uptime.

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Database Maintenance Automation

Standard jobs for tuning and maintenance, such as index management, Backup and Autotuning.

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Clustering support

Support for managing AlwaysOn, RAC Cluster, Dataguard and other clusters.

 

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Security package

Support for Active Directory, Kerberos, encrypted connections, DBA audit, SSL Certificate based Tunneling, 

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Autodiscovery

Regular, paced scan of subnets to autodiscover new database server instances

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Customization support package

Support for end-user customization of jobs, views, dashboards and reports

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Performance Management

Tools for server performance analytics - I/O, waits, locks, buffers, sql statements and much more

 

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Integration package

Send alerts and warnings to other applications or users

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SQLServer and Oracle license analytics

Analyze and optimize Oracle and SQL Server standard edition/enterprise licenses 

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CLI scripting package

Command line scripting tools for integration, automation or customization

 

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Multi-Site/Multi-Server support

Run multiple dbWatch servers in different subnets or locations to optimize network traffic and firewall issues.Seamless view entire network in consolidated views and reports

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Database Farm Management

Advanced views, reports and dashboards to manage and optimize large database server farms. Analyze across platforms and locations to produce large unified views of your entire farm. Identify idle resources or overstretched instances to better allocate and optimize resources and manpower

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Web dashboards

Built-in webserver and support for standard or user-customizable dashboards

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Auto-update

Software-as-a-Service. Automatically update the dbWatch Server to give you the latest new features with the least effort.

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Licensing

RIGHT-TO-USE (RTU LICENSES)

All dbWatch products are licensed on a 12-month Right-to-Use (RTU license. All RTU licenses include free support, maintenance and upgrades in the license period.

dbWatch licenses are based on the number of instances you need. Licenses start at USD $3,190 for 10 instances of dbWatch Essentials.

  • Licensed per instance
  • 12 months license including support, maintenance and upgrades automatic renewal (unless cancelled in advance)
  • Unlimited number of users
  • No restrictions on cores or CPU
  • License can be used on any mix of MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Sybase, mySQL or MariaDB

Supported platforms

DATABASE PLATFORMS AND VERSIONS

  • MS SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019
  • Microsoft AlwaysOn
  • Azure SQL instances
  • PostgreSQL 8.2 through 11
  • Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g, 12c, 18
  • Oracle RAC
  • Oracle DataGuard
  • Sybase 12 through 15
  • MySQL 5.0 and later
  • MariaDB
  • Support on-premises, off-premises, AWS, Azure and other clouds

We seek to always add support for new versions of these platforms within 3-6 months from stable release

Requirements

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

This is the list of recommended minimum hardware requirements for best performance.

DBWATCH SERVER

  • Windows, Apple OSX or Linux Server on I386 (VMWare virtual server supported)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • Installs in under 15 minutes

DBWATCH ENGINE (PER INSTANCE)

  • 500 Mb free space in each database instance
  • Bulk install for large database environments
  • SA, SYS or other superuser password required for each engine installation
  • Installs in under 2 minutes per instance

DBWATCH CLIENT

  • Windows, Apple OSX or Linux operating system for use with graphical interface
  • 2Gb Memory
  • 500 Mb hard drive space
  • Java support
  • Client - Server communication requires single port only