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Introduction - Product Editions

Introduction - Product Editions

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FB TraceManager 3 is available in the following editions with varying features:

 

Trial Edition
Lite Edition
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition

 

 

Trial Limitations

 

The publicly available Trial Edition is the Enterprise Edition feature-wise, although with the following restrictions:

 

Restricted to 30 days after installation
Adding parsed trace data rows to the grid, event processing and hotspot analysis will be stopped after 50 trace event rows per trace session
In case of Header Page Monitoring, adding parsed header page rows to the grid will be stopped after 10 rows
In case of Database Statistics Monitoring, Index Management is disabled
Windows Service logger executable FBTMLoggerSvc3.exe is not included in the Trial Edition

 

 

Licensing

 

Lite Edition is free of charge
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition are licensed per named user
The Windows Service logger application FBTMLoggerSvc3 is licensed per computer

 

 

Production Edition Comparison Matrix

 


Lite Edition

Standard Edition

Enterprise Edition

General

 

 

 

Unicode Support

supported

supported

supported

Multi-Threaded (Improved in V3.5)

supported

supported

supported

Includes Firebird Embedded 2.5.2 Update 1 32-bit

supported

supported

supported

Minimize to tray functionality

supported

supported

supported

Server

 

 

 

Number of registered servers

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Connection to local servers

supported

supported

supported

Connection to remote servers

notsupported

supported

supported

Connection to embedded servers (Win32 only)

notsupported

supported

supported

Trace session list management

supported

supported

supported

Server management

supported

supported

supported

Auto-connect upon program start

supported

supported

supported

Regex filter in trace session list

supported

supported

supported

Database

 

 

 

Number of registered databases per server

notsupported

Unlimited

Unlimited

Auto-connect upon program start

notsupported

supported

supported

Database Header Page (HP) Monitoring

 

 

 

Fetch and parse database HP data

notsupported

supported

supported

Optional periodically re-fetching of the HP

notsupported

supported

supported

Optional parsed HP data storage

notsupported

supported

supported

Identify suspicious HP conditions (e.g.: Forced Writes = OFF etc.) via customizable color management

notsupported

supported

supported

Regex filter in parsed HP data

notsupported

supported

supported

Aggregate functions in HP grid footer

notsupported

supported

supported

Purge strategy in HP monitoring to allow 24x7 operation

notsupported

supported

supported

One-Click Locate OAT in Monitoring Tables

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Severity tagging based on suspicious conditions

notsupported

supported

supported

Firebird 3 Support (New in V3.5)

notsupported

supported

supported

Database Statistics (DS) Monitoring

 

 

 

Fetch and parse DS data (gstat like output)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Support for data/index pages and back-record version statistics

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Optional fetching of additional index meta data

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Optional periodically re-fetching of DS

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Optional parsed DS data storage (snapshots)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Identify suspicious DS conditions (e.g.: Index Depth > 3, Total/Max Dups, Index Fill Distribution < 60% etc.) via customizable color management

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Index Management

Recompute index statistics/selectivity
Rebuild indexes
Drop indexes

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Regex filter in parsed DS data

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Aggregate functions in DS grid footer

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Set filter based on column value

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Set filter based on grid footer aggregate value

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Percentage bar for size related attributes

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Severity tagging based on suspicious conditions

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Firebird 3 Support (New in V3.5)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Monitoring Tables (MON$) Integration

 

 

 

Full support for all Firebird monitoring tables (MT)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Optional periodically re-fetching of MT data

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Persist snapshots of MT data

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Identify suspicious MT conditions via customizable color management

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Encode enumeration values for various MT fields to meaningful interpretations (e.g.: MON$STATE = 1 => 'Active' etc.)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Context-sensitive MT filtering capabilities

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Additional derived MT data (e.g.: cache hit ratio, indexed/sequential read ratio, transaction counter gaps etc.)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Cancel active attachments via MT

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Cancel active statements via MT

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Regex filter in all MT data grids

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Aggregate functions in MT grid footers

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Set filter based on column value

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Set filter based on grid footer aggregate value

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Percentage bar for size related attributes

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Firebird 3 Support (New in V3.5)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Projects

 

 

 

Number of projects per registered server

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Project-based session options

supported (raw data)

supported

supported

Project management

supported

supported

supported

Auto start upon server connect

supported

supported

supported

Regex filter in project list

supported

supported

supported

Custom trace configuration templates

supported

supported

supported

Raw Trace Data Support

 

 

 

Receive raw trace data output

supported

supported

supported

Save raw trace data output to database

supported

supported

supported

Enhanced raw output experience

Line numbers
New trace event line highlighting
SQL highlighting
Trace event type highlighting
Trace event raw data folding
Support for bookmarks

supported

supported

supported

Quick navigation to parsed event

notsupported

supported

supported

Purge strategy to allow 24x7 operation

supported

supported

supported

Parsed Trace Data Support

 

 

 

Parse database trace events (log_connections, log_transactions, etc.)

notsupported

supported

supported

Parse service trace events

notsupported

supported

supported

Save parsed trace data output to database

notsupported

supported

supported

Regex filter on parsed trace data

notsupported

supported

supported

Aggregate functions in grid footer

notsupported

supported

supported

Quick navigation to raw trace data

notsupported

supported

supported

Purge strategy to allow 24x7 operation

notsupported

supported

supported

Parsed data in-sync with raw data

notsupported

supported

supported

Copy parsed column data clipboard

notsupported

supported

supported

Set filter based on column value

notsupported

supported

supported

Set filter based on grid footer aggregate value

notsupported

supported

supported

Trace event statistic (Improved in V3.5)

notsupported

supported

supported

Firebird 3 Support (New in V3.5)

notsupported

supported

supported

Hotspots Analysis

 

 

 

Statement Hotspot

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Procedure/Function (Firebird 3) Hotspot (Improved in V3.5)

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Trigger Hotspot

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Trace Data Management

 

 

 

Import raw trace output

supported (raw data)

supported

supported

Browse stored trace data

supported (raw data)

supported

supported

Reporting on stored trace data

notsupported

supported

supported

OLAP/pivot analysis on stored trace data

notsupported

notsupported

supported

Event processing

notsupported

notsupported

supported

FBTMLoggerSvc1 - Windows Service

 

 

 

Service based trace data storage support

notsupported

supported

supported

Easy-to-use service administration

notsupported

supported

supported

Product Support

 

 

 

Support per email, newsgroups

supported

supported

supported

Priority support

notsupported

supported

supported

Includes free updates for 12 months

n/a

supported

supported

Commercial Firebird performance and configuration tuning2

supported

supported

supported

Licensing/Pricing3

 

 

 

 

1 Included in the download package for registered customers only. Must be licensed separately. Please visit the Purchase section at http://www.upscene.com for pricing information.

2 Send your inquiry to ts@iblogmanager.com.

3 Please visit the Purchase section at http://www.upscene.com for pricing information.

 

See also

Audit and Trace Services API

About FB TraceManager 3

License Agreement

Installation

Video Tutorials