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1,239 Customers Surveyed

9,010 Data Points Collected

1308 Published TechFacts

324 Published Charts

230 Published Case Studies

Featured Research Collections for Idera

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Selected Research Highlights

SQL Compliance Manager Case Study

Small Business Computer Software Company


This case study of a small business computer software company is based on a June 2017 survey of SQL Compliance Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“SQL Compliance Manager consistently helps to narrow down what changed where, when issues arise.”

“It also alerts me when people are using logins that they shouldn’t be. We’ve reduced unauthorized usage of SQL Native service accounts by 99%.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SQL Compliance Manager:

  • Top challenges associated with managing security for their SQL Server database instances:
    • Managing security for cloud instances (SQL Server on Azure VM or Azure SQL database)
    • Tracking and capturing changes in schema, security, and configuration that occur within the database
  • Key features when researching SQL Server security auditing tools:
    • Configure multiple event threshold levels and set alerts for certain event types
    • Receive alerts when unauthorized or suspicious activity occurs
    • Easily audit privileged users to ensure they are complying with corporate regulations
    • Provide comprehensive auditing of database events such as changes in data, schema, security, and configuration

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SQL Compliance Manager that the surveyed company uses:

  • Has 26-50 SQL Server and/or Azure SQL databases in their environment.
  • Has 26% to 50% of their databases deployed in the cloud.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with SQL Compliance Manager:

  • Realized the following with SQL Compliance Manager:
    • Increased database protection against security risks
    • Improved visibility of user activity
  • Noted improvements in the following areas since using SQL Compliance Manager:
    • Analyze user access & activity
    • Find potential security risks
    • Track database activity
  • Decreased the amount of time they used to spend generating audit compliance reports by 26% to 50% since using SQL Compliance Manager.

Precise Case Study

Global 500 / Food in USA (Oracle Database)


This case study of a global 500 food company is based on an August 2017 survey of Precise customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Precise:

  • An inability to proactively deal with problems before they impact the organization

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Precise that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Precise for the following technology:
    • Oracle Database
  • Evaluated the following features before purchasing Precise:
    • End-to-end transaction tracking and correlation through all IT tiers
    • Dashboard overview of application performance with easy drill-down to identify root cause


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Precise:

  • Realized the following team impact:
    • Improved application performance
    • Accelerated the time for root cause identification
    • Accelerated the mean time to resolution for application issues
    • Improved efficiency of IT specialists
    • Maximized infrastructure investments by tuning performance and capacity planning
    • Gained operational awareness of IT problems and their organizational impact
  • Realized the following organization impact:
    • Improved application end-user experiences
    • Improved IT support for the organization and its growth or streamlining
    • Improved confidence in organization-oriented service-level agreements
    • Improved planning for future capacity requirements
    • Improved efficiency of organization processes
    • Increased system performance against organization-oriented service-level agreements
  • Decreased the following metrics for application performance:
    • The time to find a root cause: more than 80%
    • Mean time to resolution: 60% to 80%
    • The cost to monitor applications: more than 80%
    • The number of unexpected incidents: more than 80%
  • Rated the following capabilities of Precise as compared to its competition:
    • End-to-end transaction view: better than
    • History, trending, and planning: better than

SQL Safe Backup Customer Fact

Reduction for Medium Enterprise, Health Care, USA

Crystal Run Healthcare reduced backup time by more than 80% since using SQL Safe Backup.

SQL Diagnostic Manager Customer Satisfaction Rating

Large Enterprise / Retail in USA

Crystal Luckman, an IT Manager at The Finish Line, would be very likely to recommend SQL Diagnostic Manager for this reason:

The SQL Diagnostic Manager tools are quick to set up and start using right away. It gives easy insight to SQL Servers and databases. The console allows for quick access to view the entire environment at a glance while allowing for drill down to get deeper views and understanding when needed.

SQL Safe Backup Customer Research

Top Features for Global, Fortune & S&P 500

What key features were you looking for when evaluating SQL Safe Backup?

Central console to manage entire environment
Dynamic compression (speed versus space)
Powerful and flexible alerting

SQL Safe Backup Customer Research

Top Organizational Impact for Medium Enterprise

What impact has your organization experienced since using SQL Safe Backup?

Gained confidence that an entire environment is adequately backed up
Reduced cost of managing backups and recoveries
Ensure organizational compliance via policy-based management

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