SolarWinds SQL Sentry

SolarWinds SQL Sentry

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Score 8.7 out of 10
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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
Their technical sales reps are amazing, some are even Microsoft MVPs. We have had times when you might have a what if question, or even a specific SQL server question and they will always helpfully respond. One of the better vendors out there getting it right by prioritising the customers satisfaction over everything else. Always a pleasure speaking with any of the staff both on and off topic of SentryOne.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is the overall support I am impressed with. I expect the vendor to work with us and keep us informed until the issue is resolved. I want a sense that they are committed to our success. Out of the vendors we use IBM, Microsoft (Premier support), AWS, Hortonworks and SQL Sentry, SQL Sentry is the only one that has met my expectations. Based on my experience with the other vendors the majority of my support experiences have been exceptional.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When were we having a terrible time with the chain feature, we were in regular contact with the architect of the feature and received multiple custom builds of the product until we were able to have a stable chain again. The defect was revenue affecting for us and was treated that way by Sentry One.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The support staff provided me excellent support when I had to start supporting SQL Server instances on a different domain. The online documentation was incorrect, so the support team was able to find a solution for me that resolved my problem.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We were using the tool to find evidence of unauthorized access to one of our production systems. The number of times the call of interest was made was much lower than we expected. We thought that there was a problem with the tool capturing information and submitted a case. The SQL Sentry team got back to us very quickly and advised us that the tool was capturing and storing everything per its design. We learned that there is a default minimum duration before a call is stored in the SentryOne database.

They explained what we would need to change if we wanted to capture more or all of the calls. They were also very forthcoming in telling us that lowering the number could have negative impacts on the monitoring service.
April 28, 2020

Lives up to the hype

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
years ago we had an issue with event chains hanging up and not seeing that the jobs were completing so we worked with SentryOne team to write a query to run automatically to mark jobs as completed if needed. Learned a lot from the SentryOne team.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
A few years ago we ran into a problem with SQL Server reporting some weird memory issues. My contact at SentryOne didn't know why it was being reported that way and actually got one of their developers involved who discovered a bug in Microsoft SQL Server's memory manager and filed the bug with Microsoft. He also told me how to workaround the Microsoft SQL Server issue until they fixed it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I found that I needed to re-deploy the monitoring process because I wanted to get it installed on a dedicated server rather than my personal workstation. I got complete, step-by-step instructions from the support rep, plus a couple of recommendations from him when we discussed what my plan was and what the ultimate goal was.
March 15, 2019

SQL Sentry Review

Chris Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
I know they guys based in England so any questions I have guess to them. If they can't answer straight away which is unlikely then a support request is raised
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I opened a case with SQL Sentry one evening right before leaving work. They contacted me quickly and stayed online even after I left the office and worked from my phone. I don't remember the issue I had, but it was not an emergency, yet they responded as if it were. They have consistently responded this way for all of my calls.
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