SQL Performance Tuning for SQL Server

See Windows and SQL Server performance metrics in a single dashboard in real time or historically. Target SQL performance issues. Resolve performance issues.


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SQL Performance Tuning | SQL Server | SentryOne

What Causes SQL Server to run slow or have performance issues?


Slow queries:

Slow running queries make up their share of performance issues.  Our fully integrated Plan Explorer makes the entire process of query tuning fast and easy.

Virtualized Resource Contention:

SQL Server is part of a database system. Not every slow sql server performance issue is caused directly by SQL Server.  See how your virtualized environment (VMware or Hyper-V) impacts slow SQL Server performance.

Deadlocks, Bottlenecks, indexes, too many scheduled events:

Slow SQL Server Performance could be caused by a number of items.  Our complete performance solution allows you to see across everything required to monitor, diagnose, and optimize SQL Server and stop slow performance issues.

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—John Morehouse, Consultant at Denny Cherry & Associates

Why should you give SentryOne a try?

Improve Performance

When it comes to tuning your SQL Server environment, SentryOne is the easiest way to determine the root cause of performance problems.

Regular Updates and New Features

With the continual innovation of our products, you can always rest assured that features and functionality will continue to match the need of the SQL Server industry.

Low Overhead

SentryOne software is built with performance in mind. Our architecture is agent-less, thus creating as minimal an impact as possible on your environment. Other tools may create more of a performance load than the issue you are trying to resolve. 

Lower Cost and Return on Investment

Not only does our software continue to deliver more features and functionality, but our prices are also lower than our competitors. With SentryOne software, you will save time by reducing the amount of work required to get to the root of performance problems and be able to spend more time actively managing your environment.

Superior Customer Support and Credibility

SentryOne provides top notch support from highly skilled support engineers with real-world SQL Server experience. We have been a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for years and take great pride in our customer survey results that show us to rank consistently higher than other Microsoft partners in all areas. View our survey results here.




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SentryOne Benefits

Comprehensive Performance Metrics

Resolve SQL Server performance tuning issues quickly and efficiently with side by side real-time and historical views in SentryOne SQL Sentry.

Easily examine historical date ranges to quickly identify potential performance issues. Then correlate those issues with problem queries, blocks or deadlocks, and begin performance tuning in SQL Server to resolve those issues as quickly as possible.

Alerts Designed for You

Build alerts specific to the needs of your environment to keep you informed and on top of performance problems so that you can take action right away.

With easy to use point and click Advisory Conditions you can create performance-based alerts and apply them to any and all servers in your environment.

Change Management Simplified

Pinpoint changing performance metrics and begin performance tuning in SQL Server before issues ever become a problem.

Custom baselines are easily configurable and combined with alerts, they are a complete change management and notification system. You can even create them on demand for any specific time range.

High Impact and Long Running Statement Details

When looking for information to help with performance tuning in SQL Server, Top SQL captures all of your worst performing and high impact stored procedures, statements, and batches.

The low-overhead trace runs with minimal performance impact to your environment. Quickly identify potential problems by viewing multiple query executions over a historical time range, and drill into individual execution plans.



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