[SolarWinds SQL Sentry] in a Nutshell
January 19, 2022

[SolarWinds SQL Sentry] in a Nutshell

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds SQL Sentry

We've purchased SolarWinds SQL Sentry in order to have eyes inside our database servers. From the moment that we rolled it out, people were excited to use it and couldn't believe that such a tool exists [that] can provide so many details on the queries and performance inside the server. It has helped us to discover performance issues, bugs, and much more.
  • Jobs management
  • Locking investigation
  • Performance analyze
  • Monitoring of AlwaysON
  • Creating smoother integration to 3rd part tools, such as Slack, PagerDuty, etc.
  • Adding the ability to have an option for adding custom metrics defined by user queries
  • Adding more dashboards and visibility into the SQL Sentry Portal

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[SolarWinds] SQL Sentry was tested against multiple monitoring systems, but [it] topped them all as [it] was a monitoring tool that was created to pinpoint SQL Server and nothing else. It has features that a lot of other monitoring systems don't have and are not even developing and that's why [SolarWinds SQL Sentry] is a better pick in my eyes.
[SolarWinds] SQL Sentry is well suited for any production SQL Server that has performance issues or a need to look into the guts of the server itself. Using the very specific features that are targeting SQL Server, you can see that every feature you use was described by the hands of a DBA and it is suited to be used by one. It is not suitable to be used with other database technologies at the moment.

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Feature Ratings

Performance dashboard
Intelligent alerting
Historical trend data
Virtualization support