Compare the Best SQL Server Performance
Monitoring Tools


Frustrated with your current SQL Server performance monitoring methodTired of seeing gaps in monitoring data? Wasting time getting to the root cause of the performance problem because you don’t have the right metrics?

You need a more accurate, efficient way to monitor SQL Server performance. Check out how the capabilities of the best SQL Server performance monitoring solutions stack up to one another. 

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SQL Sentry

SQL Diagnostic Manager
Quest Software
Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise
Quest Software
Foglight for SQL Server
Redgate Software
SQL Monitor
Enterprise scalability—monitors 800+ SQL Server instances with one monitoring database icon-checkmark        
Top SQL capture icon-checkmark Limited  Limited  Limited  Limited 
Event calendar icon-checkmark        
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SQL Agent job monitoring icon-checkmark icon-checkmark icon-checkmark  icon-checkmark Limited
Query analysis

With built-in
Plan Explorer

Limited Limited Available in separate product Limited
Live query profile and playback

With built-in
Plan Explorer

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Advanced deadlock analysis icon-checkmark Limited Limited Limited Limited
Deadlock playback icon-checkmark        
Index analysis icon-checkmark Available in separate product icon-checkmark  icon-checkmark Available in separate product
Index defragmentation icon-checkmark Available in separate product icon-checkmark  icon-checkmark Available in separate product
Graphical Always On monitoring icon-checkmark Limited Limited Limited icon-checkmark
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Storage performance visualization


Storage forecasting powered by machine learning icon-checkmark    



Windows process monitoring icon-checkmark   Available in separate product Available in separate product  
Windows event log monitoring icon-checkmark   Available in separate product Available in separate product  
Windows scheduled task management icon-checkmark Available in separate product      
Azure SQL Database monitoring

With DB Sentry license

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Amazon RDS for SQL Server monitoring

APN Advanced Tier Partner

AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency Partner

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SQL Server on Linux monitoring

Red Hat Partner

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This feature comparison was compiled on September 12, 2019 based on generally available product information. We recommend that you perform proper due diligence to make sure you choose the best tool for your database environment. Please contact us if you have any concerns or feedback.

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Proactively Manage SQL Server Performance with SQL Sentry 

SQL Sentry, the top-rated database performance monitoring solution, helps you solve database performance problems—and prevent future challengesthat could delay data delivery or even bring business data systems to a halt.  

With comprehensive support for SQL Server running in physical, virtual, and cloud environments, SQL Sentry offers many unique features, such as Advisory ConditionsStorage ForecastingEvent Chains, Event Calendarand built-in query tuning and analysis, that empower you to efficiently monitor, diagnose, and optimize your database environment and accelerate the delivery of critical business data. 

Gain visibility across your data estate so that you can quickly troubleshoot performance problems. With SQL Sentry, you can monitor:

  • SQL Server
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server on Hyper-V or VMware VMs
  • SQL Server on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
  • SQL Server on Amazon RDS and EC2
  • SQL Server on Linux

Optimal database performance is within reach. SQL Sentry delivers not only powerful database performance management capabilities in an intuitive dashboard but also extreme scalability, unrivaled customer support, and low overhead.


Why Choose SQL Sentry?


Powerful, scalable monitoring

Monitor 800+ targets with no data loss

Predict future storage needs

Best Azure & AWS database monitoring

Unrivaled customer experience

Highest TrustRadius rating 

Free, video-based online training

100% customer satisfaction for support

Companies with the highest demands for database performance choose SentryOne