SQL Monitor - Automating your morning checks
August 05, 2016

SQL Monitor - Automating your morning checks

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Redgate SQL Monitor

We use Redgate SQL Monitor as our primary SQL Server monitoring application. It's main tasks are to alert the DBAs of any problems with SQL server, such as failed jobs, long running queries, SQL errors, or host-level issues like high CPU or filled disks. We also use it for aggregating performance metrics and troubleshooting performance issues using wait statistics
  • Provides a quick dashboard to identify what servers have issues, and the priority of them
  • Allows for granular control over thresholds and alerting which can be set at multiple levels
  • Let you easily go back in time to see what was going on in the past
  • Incremental releases can be buggy
  • Isn't the best for pinpointing performance issues
  • Web interface can be sluggish
  • Allows us to proactively fix issues before they happen
  • Allows us to quickly react to issues without having to wait for someone else to notice
  • Cuts down on the amount of time spent doing daily checks
Redgate is great for getting a feel of the general health across all your SQL instances, and for aggregating performance metrics to trend over time. It isn't the best tool when you are trying to drill into specific performance issues or for specific performance tuning.

Redgate SQL Monitor Feature Ratings

Performance dashboard
Intelligent alerting
Historical trend data