Lab128 and Competeing Tools
There is a number of high-profile tools such as Quest's Spotlight, CA's Unicenter, Emercadero's Performance Center and others. Lab128 is best compared to Quest's Spotlight. As with other tools, Lab128 provides real-time monitoring and collection of historical performance data. Unlike other tools, Lab128 doesn't provide active monitoring because it doesn't have the alerting mechanism. On the other hand, Lab128 is designed for performance troubleshooting and it does this task much better than any of the aforementioned tools. Lab128 digs into performance data deeper and it collects more statistics with higher time resolution. In fact, it collects about 10 times more Oracle statistics than any other tool and has a very efficient engine to analyze and present this tremendous amount of data. There are number of unique features facilitating new and powerful tuning opportunities.