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Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 23, 2020

Sql Sentry, a power tool for DBAs

Score 8 out of 10
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8
As a general rule, out of the box use of the product is very easy. With little to no experience in the platform, we were up and running with it inside of 3 days. New developers and DBAs in the organization can get a grip on how to use monitoring features inside of half an hour.
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Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 29, 2020

Great Performance Engineering Tool

Score 10 out of 10
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10
For our organization, we find this tool to be the best for our needs in the Performance Engineering space. We love how quickly we can identify queries that need tuning and fix deadlocks. The user interface is simple to figure out. We would love to see the Sentry One client be more flexible to allow a single instance to show information from different repositories. We have three different installations of the tool for three different platforms. All three end up on slightly different versions at times, and that requires that users need to connect to a different machine to run the client since it has to match the back end repository. It would be preferable if it functioned more like SQL Server Management Server that is forward and backward compatible to a degree.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 06, 2020

The closest thing to time travel you will experience in SQL Server

Score 10 out of 10
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9
I don't know how we survived before without this tool, the added value that you get from it to do deep dive performance analysis, reactive problem solving and proactive monitoring and alerting is limitless. We have only scratched the surface of what we can do with this tool at my company. The support and ROI that SentryOne provide is exceptional and one of my favourite vendors to deal with.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 01, 2020

Force Multiplier

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10
Users from SQL Server DBAs, Managers, to non technical Account Managers can drive the product, and the help function and resources provided enable anyone to double check any functions they aren't sure about, or even it its to analyse a particular chart or graph. But there aren't any issues with usability we've experienced.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Performance dashboard (93)
9.4
Intelligent alerting (88)
9.6
Top SQL (93)
9.4
Historical trend data (91)
9.3
Virtualization support (59)
9.7

About SQL Sentry

With SentryOne SQL Sentry, users can find, fix, and prevent database performance problems that could delay, or even halt, data delivery.

In addition to delivering actionable, detailed metrics that help users maintain optimal database performance in physical, virtual, and cloud environments, SQL Sentry provides scalability, boasting demonstrated success monitoring 800+ SQL Server instances with one monitoring database.

SQL Sentry Premium edition provides visibility across the data estate, with monitoring for:

  • 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

SQL Sentry Essentials edition includes the core features of their flagship monitoring solution, and they state it is ideal for monitoring environments of up to 10 targets, including SQL Server, Azure SQL Database (and Managed Instance), SQL Server on Amazon RDS, SQL Server on Amazon EC2, and SQL Server on Linux.

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

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SQL Sentry Features

SQL Performance Monitoring Features

Has featurePerformance dashboard
Has featureIntelligent alerting
Has featureTop SQL
Has featureHistorical trend data
Has featureVirtualization support
Additional Features
Has featureQuery plan analysis
Has featureBlocking and deadlock analysis
Has featureEvent Calendar
Has featureAdvisory Conditions
Has featureAlwaysOn Availability Groups monitoring
Has featureIndex analysis
Has featureStorage Forecasting
Has featureSentryOne Portal (installed SentryOne web interface)
Has featureEnvironment Health Overview
Has featureTempdb analysis
Has featureSQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) monitoring

SQL Sentry Screenshots

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SQL Sentry Integrations

SQL Sentry Competitors

Redgate, SolarWinds, Idera, Quest

SQL Sentry Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
SQL Sentry Premium1,500per year per instance (annual subscription)
SQL Sentry Essentials$600per year per instance (annual subscription)
Plan Explorer (SQL Server Query Tuning)$0free
SQL Sentry Premium for Azure SQL Database$325per year per database (annual subscription)

Download a free trial of SQL Sentry today: https://info.sentryone.com/sentryone-monitoring-platform-trial or sign up for a demo at https://www.sentryone.com/schedule-demo.

SQL Sentry Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
5%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
50%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
25%

SQL Sentry Support Options

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SQL Sentry Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Azure SQL Database, Amazon RDS and EC2, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:United States, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland
Supported Languages: English