Good Tool with Exceptional Service!
April 24, 2019

Good Tool with Exceptional Service!

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

Overall Satisfaction with SQL Sentry

Monitors five servers, many with production issues. The old environment had been very neglected until a DBA was hired. I am the DBA's backup.
  • Query Logging, for evaluating performance.
  • Network logging, for detecting network issues.
  • Query plan view is VERY nice. Better than MS-SQL's native query plan visualization.
  • Object browser isn't the most intuitive. the "All Targets" heading is fine, but its a little weird to have your servers underneath "Default Site". Perhaps there's functionality I'm missing, but I still think the default setting should be more clear. Perhaps rename it to "Servers".
The SQL Sentry sales reps and technical employees have been wonderful to work with. They have taken the extra time to educate us on the product, and they have made sure we are using it to its fullest potential. I have had a wonderful experience as a user of this tool. Needless to say, I did NOT have this experience with Blade-Logic.
Haven't nearly explored all that is possible with SQL Sentry, however it was essential to diagnosing an issue we had recently. A very fast query was running thousands of times, vs. just occasionally as in the prior release. This would have been near impossible to find without SQL Sentry logging this query. Also, the network activity dashboard was the first indication there was a problem, which was our first indication of the issue.

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Feature Ratings

Performance dashboard
Intelligent alerting
Not Rated
Historical trend data
Virtualization support
Not Rated