Choosing the Right

SQL Server Monitoring Tools

for Your Database Server Environment 

Choosing the right server monitoring tools for your environment doesn’t have to be difficult. SentryOne offers individual products as well as suites of all of our products allowing you to pick just what you need.


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Choosing the right Server Monitoring Tool | SentryOne

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Choosing Server Monitoring Tools

Whether you are monitoring SQL Server, SSAS, Azure SQL Database, or Windows Servers, SentryOne provides award-winning server monitoring tools that are unmatched in the industry. Our tools were designed based on the need to efficiently manage large numbers of SQL Servers to make the DBA’s job easier and more productive. Over the years, we have increased functionality and continue to provide server monitoring tools that are designed with industry struggles in mind.

When choosing SQL monitoring tools for your environment, it’s important to weigh many factors ranging from functionality to cost. SentryOne provides products with superb functionality at a lower price point than the competition. Our products are designed to scale to accommodate even the largest environments with lightweight polling architecture that incurs very minimal server and network overhead.




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SentryOne SQL Server Monitoring Tools

Performance Analysis

SentryOne's Performance Analysis Dashboard provides unequaled insight into your environment to get to the root of performance issues.

Monitoring your most important performance metrics such as long-running/high-impact queries, deadlocks, blocks, waits, I/O bottlenecks, and storage as well as system resource usage. The SentryOne Platform is a full-service server monitoring tool for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Windows, and SSAS.

Fragmentation Manager

Improve the manageability as well as the visibility of your SQL Server index fragmentation statistics. SentryOne Fragmentation Manager allows you to set up a schedule across your entire environment to automate index defragmentation operations.

You can also customize the maintenance schedules for individual instances, databases, tables, and indexes. Execute index defragmentation actions faster and more efficiently with the support of multiple concurrent operations.

Plan Explorer

While not a server monitoring tool in itself, SentryOne Plan Explorer can play an integral part in the performance tuning process. Plan Explorer makes query plan optimization more efficient in a lightweight standalone app allowing you to investigate poor performing queries in a variety of ways.

Potential trouble areas are highlighted automatically for easy viewing, and you can open multiple tuning sessions simultaneously to compare different execution plans. With the aid of the version history feature, you can even track your query tuning history with comments.

Event Manager

With SentryOne Event Calendar, SQL Agent jobs, as well as other events across your enterprise, are presented in a calendar-style visual display giving you control over scheduling conflicts that can impact server performance.

Event Calendar also boasts an extensive and reliable notification system providing detailed alerts as well as a variety of response actions to a variety of event status, runtime or performance conditions.

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