Even if you have just a few SQL Servers to monitor in your organization, finding and fixing performance problems can burn through valuable time—especially if you have a small team.
This is where SQL Sentry Essentials comes in. Our best-in-class performance monitoring tool is now available in an edition that's right-sized for smaller environments. SQL Sentry Essentials includes the core features of our flagship monitoring product and is perfect for monitoring environments of up to five targets (SQL Server instances):
Quickly identify highest-impact queries and target them for tuning
Use proactive Advisory Conditions to avoid alert storms and prevent performance problems
Get to the bottom of the toughest query problems with integrated SentryOne Plan Explorer, the industry's most advanced query analysis and optimization tool
Analyze and address SQL Server blocking and deadlocks
View core Windows OS resource utilization metrics
SentryOne provides the most actionable metrics available so that you can monitor, diagnose, and optimize SQL Server performance. Stop the cycle of fire-fighting, and gain control of your database performance.
SQL Sentry Performance Dashboard
View the highest-impact queries on the Top SQL tab, including running queries, completed queries, procedure stats, and query stats. You can also see query execution plan diagrams and query history.
Stop the deluge of meaningless notifications with Advisory Conditions, which help you watch for the circumstances that lead to performance problems and proactively prevent trouble before it starts.
Not a SQL query expert? Not a problem. SentryOne Plan Explorer—included in SQL Sentry Essentials—helps you quickly troubleshoot queries to improve SQL Server database performance. With Plan Explorer, you can conduct index analysis, replay queries to see which operators are placing the most load on the system, and conduct actual plan recosting.
SQL Sentry Essentials deadlock graph
Quickly address some of the most challenging SQL Server performance killers—blocking and deadlocks. The Blocking tab displays all SQL Server blocks that occur during a specified time range in a hierarchical format, showing the relationships between all blocking and blocked SPIDs in a blocking chain. The Deadlocks tab shows real-time and historical deadlocks in your environment, including a deadlock graph that helps you quickly identify problem areas.
|Feature|| SQL Sentry Essentials
|Windows Processes View||X||X|
|Top SQL View||X||X|
|Blocking SQL View||X||X|
|Customizable Advisory Conditions||X||X|
|Integrated Plan Explorer||X||X|
|Disk Activity View||X|
|Disk Space View||X|
|Quick Traces View||X|
|Event Manager & Event Calendars||X|
|S1 Cloud Sync||X|
SQL Sentry Essentials is a new edition of SQL Sentry, the top-rated SQL Server database performance monitoring solution. Essentials
SQL Sentry Essentials is available through a perpetual license at $995 per targeted instance, plus an annual maintenance fee of $199, or through subscription pricing for $600 per year.
No, Essentials is intended for small environments and includes a limited, but powerful, set of features. If you need to target more databases, our sales team will be happy to work with you to determine the most cost-effective monitoring solution that meets your needs.
SQL Sentry Essentials is expected to be generally available in early February 2019.
SQL Sentry Essentials customers have access to all the industry-leading learning resources produced by SentryOne, including: