SolarWinds SQL Sentry

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

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SolarWinds SQL Sentry

Overview

What is SolarWinds SQL Sentry?

SolarWinds SQL Sentry is designed to help data professionals optimize SQL Server database performance in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. SQL Sentry delivers metrics to help users find and fix database performance problems and provides scalability, boasting demonstrated success monitoring...

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Recent Reviews

SentryOne review

8 out of 10
November 10, 2021
We use it to monitor our critical SQL server cluster and it is currently just used by the DBAs. It allows us to monitor in real time but …
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SQL Sentry Review

10 out of 10
June 25, 2020
We use SQL Sentry to monitor and alert on our SQL Server Environment. It helps us troubleshoot live issues as they occur using the …
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Popular Features

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  • Performance dashboard (102)
    9.1
    91%
  • Top SQL (102)
    8.6
    86%
  • Historical trend data (100)
    8.3
    83%
  • Intelligent alerting (96)
    8.0
    80%

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Pricing

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Plan Explorer (SQL Server Query Tuning)

$0

On Premise
Free

SQL Sentry for Azure SQL Database

$161

On Premise
Per year per database (annual subscription)

SQL Sentry

1,450

On Premise
Per year per instance (annual subscription)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://www.sqlsentry.com/portal/store

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Features

SQL Performance Monitoring

SQL Performance Monitoring software is designed to monitor the database at all times

8.2Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is SolarWinds SQL Sentry?

SolarWinds SQL Sentry is designed to help data professionals optimize SQL Server database performance in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. SQL Sentry delivers metrics to help users find and fix database performance problems and provides scalability, boasting demonstrated success monitoring 800+ SQL Server instances with one monitoring database.

With SQL Sentry, the user can monitor:

  • SQL Server
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server on Hyper-V or VMware VMs (including host)
  • SQL Server on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
  • SQL Server on Amazon RDS
  • SQL Server on Amazon EC2
  • SQL Server on Linux

Although a SQL Sentry license can be used to monitor Azure SQL Database in a hybrid environment, dedicated licensing is available for large Azure SQL Database environments.

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Features

SQL Performance Monitoring Features

  • Supported: Performance dashboard
  • Supported: Intelligent alerting
  • Supported: Top SQL
  • Supported: Historical trend data
  • Supported: Virtualization support

Additional Features

  • Supported: Query plan analysis
  • Supported: Blocking and deadlock analysis
  • Supported: Event Calendar
  • Supported: Advisory Conditions
  • Supported: AlwaysOn Availability Groups monitoring
  • Supported: Index analysis
  • Supported: Storage Forecasting
  • Supported: SQL Sentry Portal (installed SQL Sentry web interface)
  • Supported: Environment Health Overview
  • Supported: Tempdb analysis
  • Supported: SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) monitoring

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Screenshots

Screenshot of SQL Sentry BlockingScreenshot of SQL Sentry DeadlocksScreenshot of SQL Sentry Index AnalysisScreenshot of SQL Sentry Top SQLScreenshot of SQL Sentry Performance Analysis Dashboard

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Integrations

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Downloadables

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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
We reviewed a number of equivalent products and SQL Sentry came out on top predominantly for its ease of use, the way it is layed out (visually draws you in). The features (which other products had as well) were a big draw, the ability to be able to look back through time at what the server was doing was the key feature we needed to be able to investigate issues that would happen out of hours. As soon as we got this software in we were able to resolve our over night blocking issues in no time at all.
The fact they have such a great support team and plenty of return on investment sessions just sets them apart.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Price
  • Product Reputation
The decision to change monitoring solutions is a major decision with many variables. We needed to reduce our cost, but not reduce our protection. The reputation of the SentryOne product and the team behind the product is what made this decision possible.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
The most important factor was vendor support for the product. You can learn a new interface, leading products offer the same feature and pricing is negotiable. You are completely dependent on the vendor to resolve bugs for this mission critical softeware.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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The usability really sold us on SQL Sentry here. We also really liked the alerts built-in. We had a ton of in-house health checks and maintaining those could get tricky but the monitoring/alerting with SQL Sentry helps a ton.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The most important factor was the chain feature. When we were evaluating the product, we compared it to other DBA support tools, the monitoring features were very similar to many others on the market. It was the only tool that allowed us to rework complicated and fragile SSIS packages that were failing regularly.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
It was more reasonably priced.
It offer more features of what we wanted.
It was easier to delve down to what was occurring and how we may be able to get better performance.
May 01, 2020

Force Multiplier

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
  • Third-party Reviews
The product features are top of class, and whilst there are other products from other large vendors available, SentryOne stood out from the pack by a very long way. This in turn was supported by the price, product usability during testing and the reputation of multiple employees within the SQL Server community.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
i have used many other tools in this space(Idera and Quest to name a couple). I felt that the user experience of how the information was presented was far superior to both of those tools. In addition, the time it takes to get the information I need was much shorter with SQL Sentry.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
The one thing that lead me to SQL Sentry was when I met the sales team at a PASS conference. They listened to my concerns and asked me what our main issues we were trying to resolve. They then proceeded to walk me through their product and show me how I could resolve all the issues I outlined in SQL Sentry. It started a relationship between the sale team and myself that I still interact with today, 5+ years later.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
I reviewed this product for use within a previous company and preferred it, but I was outvoted. It was already in place at this company, so yay!
November 18, 2019

SentryOne worked for us!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Several people on our team have actually had bad experiences with SQL Sentry in the past. But we decided to give them a shot after learning of the rewrite of the software. After a POC we were very impressed with it and it did better in all of our testing than our current products and the several other products we POC'd
March 15, 2019

SQL Sentry Review

Chris Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
When I first bought sql Sentry over 10yrs ago I was doing POCs with various tools and this one stood out for ease of use. See a spike in cpu, right click and you know instantly what was running at the time
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