SQL Sentry ROI immediately seen
April 24, 2019

SQL Sentry ROI immediately seen

Jim Rothe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry is used to identify issues with our custom SAAS solution for the education industry. It is used by IT to identify issues in our SQL environment and by the development team to find the root cause of SQL issues and correct and/or improve them.
  • Identify problem queries.
  • Identify root causes for bottlenecks.
  • Provide baseline and historical data for comparison.
  • Identifying index related issues.
  • We were able to identify queries which were causing deadlocks and, more importantly, why they were causing deadlocks and correct them.
  • We were able to identify custom queries used with integrations which used excessive resources and fix them.
  • We were able to identify and correct problem indexes.
We found that specific common queries were causing deadlocks which impacted both performance and usability of our application. We then worked with the development team to determine the cause and deploy a patch for our software which resulted in 70% improvement in response time from our application.
I felt they were all comparable to each other. SolarWinds DPA had the best interface but we chose SQL Sentry due to the difference in cost.
I cannot think of any scenario where it would not be useful. It is very helpful in identifying where we can improve our code to improve performance and reliability.

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