About SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry is a SQL Server performance monitoring tool which allows businesses to monitor database performance, identify the root causes for SQL Server issues, and collect accurate, real-time data on database health. The platform also allows users to manage alerts and resolve issues by using the SQL monitoring tool to perform deep analysis. Features of SQL Sentry include a performance analysis dashboard, execution planning, advisory conditions, deadlock analysis, an event calendar, an enhanced platform installer, index analysis, and more.

Businesses can use the SQL Sentry dashboard to gain an at-a-glance view of their SQL Server environment health and drill down on issues or trends to gain a better understanding. The graphical display and drill down capabilities allow users to troubleshoot SQL Server performance issues, and high-impact SQL queries can be fixed using the Top SQL view with execution plan diagrams and query history. Notifications and alerts can be managed within the SQL Sentry system with tools for setting up advisory conditions, automating responses to certain conditions, and more. The event calendar facilitates the scheduling of SQL Server jobs and tasks and allows employees to stay on top of upcoming events.

Pricing starting from:

US$1 500,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of SQL Sentry

Find and fix SQL Server performance problems, optimize SQL Server performance, and get observability across the SQL Server environment and Microsoft Data Platform with SolarWinds SQL Sentry.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$1 500,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of SQL Sentry: 43

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application-Level Analysis
  • Backup and Recovery
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Event Logs
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Multitenancy
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritization
  • Query Analysis
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Relational
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Optimization
  • Scheduling
  • Server Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • User Management
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Virtualization
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(14)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Derek K.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

SQLSentry is the monitoring tool for SQL Server.

Reviewed on 2019/03/07

Whenever we have had any performance problems, SQLSentry has allowed me to get ahead of the problem...

Whenever we have had any performance problems, SQLSentry has allowed me to get ahead of the problem and assisted in solving it quickly.

Pros

The dashboard gives a good overall view of each instance. I have been able to identify problems before helpdesk notified us. The Top SQL allows me to quickly identify which query/application is having a problem. The event chain, while rudimentary, still makes maintenance easier. Overall, this is the best monitoring tool I have seen for a DBMS.

Cons

The advisory conditions are difficult to manage. There is a steep learning curve in how to set them up and manage them. The event chains need some enhancements.

Blake M.
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great tool with great support.

Reviewed on 2018/10/26

I am extremely happy with my experience using SentryOne even with some of our holdups. This tool...

I am extremely happy with my experience using SentryOne even with some of our holdups. This tool has proven useful time and time again. It has helped us troubleshoot active issues and find resolutions quickly. The value it has provided greatly outweighs its pitfalls.

Pros

SentryOne provides both useful information about our environment as well as accurate alerting for critical issues. The tool collects a lot of information from the servers that we use daily to troubleshoot issues and correct problem areas. The Conditions and Alerts allows us to respond to critical issues quickly by allowing multiple response options to a number of conditions.

Cons

Our group has had some issues with implementing SentryOne. The environment we support is very large and spread throughout the globe. Sometimes in very remote regions. This has caused us some issues with having all of our sites being monitored efficiently. However, SentryOne's support team worked with us to get these sites monitored and continue to work with us to improve the tools performance.

Eric R.
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  • Industry: Defense & Space
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great tool, limited active funtionality

Reviewed on 2019/03/05

I do like the product and have used it to find issues on many occasions. Originally it was my...

I do like the product and have used it to find issues on many occasions. Originally it was my go-to to find all the issues. Now I tend to query the DB directly and turn to SS when I am not finding what I am looking for.... In some cases where I have an idea what the issue is I will confirm first with SS.

I do wish it had more "active" functionality. Active doesnt have to run anything, but providing a script to run to dig deeper would be more helpful.

Pros

It helps find issues on your databases (across all databases you are licenced for). It can be helpful with new code to see how it will impact the database performance.

Cons

There are errors or warnings that are posted that are transient. The overall score can be impacted negatively by transient states.... not that I know how to get arround that.
There are errors reported and when you try to get more information the details are a little cryptic. In some cases the issue being reported is inconsequential.
There are some errors that are reported, but the source of the error is not easily found... it requires additional queries in SSMS to find the underlying issue. In some cases, it would be helpfull to have a drop down menu or a debug box to look into some of the more common issues.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

What a change

Reviewed on 2018/11/04

3 years aliens involved in an evaluation of SQL Sentry. We found the product to be quite lacking. ...

3 years aliens involved in an evaluation of SQL Sentry. We found the product to be quite lacking. Fast forward to 12 months ago, I decided to give Sentryone another chance. I was SUPER pleased with the turnaround. Along with the performance of the product, SenteyOne customer service moved us to purchase this product!

Pros

The customization and ease of mining the data. The senteyone team is willing to share all that they can to make this product your own. The ability to add custom alerts removed the need for my team to start rolling their own solutions for data gathering. I also,like the way that I can give access to my development teams to see history of jobs and queries allowing my team to focus on other pressing matters.

Cons

The software could seam daunting to get started. The fact that it is so customizable could give some user trepidation in using the software. Maybe different editions of the software could ease smaller shops into using the product.

Kris S.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

SQL Sentry

Reviewed on 2019/02/28

SQL Sentry saves alot of time, and nicely organises pertinant information for SQL Server performance...

SQL Sentry saves alot of time, and nicely organises pertinant information for SQL Server performance.
I can find poor performing queries faster than using my own sql scripts. It helps me with monitoring the general health of the SQL server, trends of performance and finding which procedures need work.

Pros

A quick way to find performance problems, and the software provides lots of information to solve them too.

Cons

This is a difficult question, i had to dig deep. The mouse scroll button does not always work within some forms.

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SQL Sentry FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SQL Sentry.

SQL Sentry offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1 500,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

SQL Sentry License: $2495 with $499 annual maintenance costs SQL Sentry subscription: $125/month for a 12 month term Contact SentryOne for more information.

SQL Sentry has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

SQL Sentry supports the following languages:

English

SQL Sentry supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

SQL Sentry integrates with the following applications:

EmailOpen, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Teams, SCOMPLY, SNMP .Net Component, Slack, Splunk Cloud, Tableau, Ticketing

SQL Sentry offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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