SQL Sentry - Best of Breed
May 07, 2019

SQL Sentry - Best of Breed

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

Overall Satisfaction with SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry is being used to monitor performance and support troubleshooting issues in our SQL Server infrastructure. It provides thorough and more complete information than the native tools. We use it across the main SQL Server Farm by a team of 5 DBAs
  • Provides a real-time view of performance.
  • Provides comparison to historical performance baselines.
  • Has valuable reports for the executive summary.
  • Difficult to limit email alerting to only actionable events.
  • Drill down in the event calendar is difficult and can be confusing.
SQL Sentry gives a more complete view of the environment with the advantage of making recommendations of fixes to performance issues.
This product has value for medium to large SQL Server infrastructures. Smaller instantiations of less than 10 instances will derive value but not as much as those organizations with 10 or more servers to monitor. SQL Sentry's newer product (SQL Sentry Essentials) is the appropriate choice for these cases.

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Feature Ratings

Performance dashboard
Intelligent alerting
Historical trend data
Virtualization support