BI Sentry: SSAS Performance Monitoring

BI Sentry provides industry-leading performance analysis for SSAS Multidimensional and Tabular data modes.

BI Sentry empowers you to monitor, diagnose, and optimize SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Multidimensional and Tabular modes. With BI Sentry, you gain unparalleled insight into SSAS performance issues, including bottlenecks related to memory and storage systems, aggregation usage, unoptimized queries, as well as query and processing tasks competing for the same resources.

BI Sentry includes enhanced support for SSAS Tabular mode and continued support for Multidimensional mode so you can identify and address common SSAS performance problems:

  • Unique insight into VertiPaq memory limits and paging policy 
  • Top Commands view that helps you identify bottlenecks for both DAX and MDX queries
  • Object Memory Usage tab that helps you optimize in-memory compression of your data model  

As part of the SentryOne platform, BI Sentry gives a complete view of Microsoft SSAS performance, so you can identify and address problems that can have widespread impact across your data platform.

Learn more about the new, extended support for SSAS Tabular in BI Sentry. 


BI Sentry Performance Dashboard
The BI Sentry performance dashboard shows both Windows- and SSAS-specific metrics side by side for a complete view of data platform performance.


BI Sentry is a powerful SSAS performance monitoring solution that gives you actionable information so you can proactively identify and address potential bottlenecks.


SSAS query analysis

BI Sentry provides in-depth query information so you can analyze the impact of MDX query performance in SSAS Multidimensional mode and DAX query performance in Tabular mode.

Top Commands view

See details about live or historical long-running and high-impact statements with the Top Commands view. Top Commands captures and aggregates all high-impact SSAS commands (MDX, DMX, DAX, and XMLA), and displays top commands by CPU and I/O usage.

Intelligent Alerting  

Rich alerting features are built into BI Sentry, allowing you to build notifications that are timely and meaningful in your environment. For example, you can customize alerts around memory limits and other potential resource bottlenecks. Learn more

Environment Health Overview

Get an instant, real-time snapshot of the health status of all of your servers from a single, easy-to-view screen. A simple-to-understand score on a scale of 1-to-100 indicates the health of your environment.

Performance reporting

Save time with pre-formatted reports, which are available for any metrics BI Sentry collects, from a global level down to individual counters.

SSAS and file cache usage

Identify data and log files quickly, and see how data flows through your disk system. View SSAS internal cache activity and disk activity (including system file cache usage), hit ratios for all cache lookup types, and cache growth/shrinkage.

Event Calendar

Use an Outlook-style calendar to view interrelated activity across your entire data platform. Track your data from ETL through reporting, and all services in between. Learn more

Desktop, web, and mobile access

Monitor your SSAS performance anytime, anywhere, with easily configurable, highly customizable cloud access to your performance metrics.

Is SentryOne for You?

When you want to perform root cause analysis, get a grip on workload performance, or really understand the health of your data platform, SentryOne is the right solution to rapidly provide deep insight. SentryOne facilitates a DevOps culture and empowers your team’s agility, supporting your mission to constantly deliver value to the business through high-performance data systems.

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Optimize SSAS with confidence

Whether you have a dedicated Business Intelligence professional on your team, or a single DBA wearing multiple hats, ensuring decision makers get the business information they need is critical.

With BI Sentry, you can easily determine the root cause of data platform performance problems. BI Sentry is the only solution that gives you visibility into meaningful business analytics performance metrics. BI Sentry's intelligent alerting, displayed with performance metrics on a single screen, helps you avoid wasting valuable time diagnosing performance problems.

BI Sentry helps SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) run at optimal levels so your end users get the information they need as quickly and painlessly as possible.

At SentryOne, we are committed to ensuring our customers get the most from their data platforms. Our motivated customer success team will directly engage with you so you can start improving your data platform performance today.

BI Sentry Licensing



$2995* list price

*License option requires year-one annual maintenance ($599) and provides technical support via e-mail and phone, software updates and version upgrades.




$150 per month

Subscription pricing is based on a 12-month term paid in advance with automatic renewal at the end of the term.



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