Winning With SQL Sentry Performance Advisor
April 29, 2016

Winning With SQL Sentry Performance Advisor

Matthew Bixler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor

We utilize Performance Advisor to gather performance metrics and to monitor SQL Server thresholds. It is a quick way to access bottlenecks when issues are raised. We then drill down into the suspected areas and find the root cause.
  • Gather and report on metrics
  • Amazing breadth of information
  • Customizable
  • Can be sluggish at times
  • Setting up connections to servers is difficult to troubleshoot
I recommend SQL Sentry for critical SQL Servers and not all. This will control costs and maximize value. However, I would recommend it if you have SQL Sentry to utilize it in a QA/Test environment for actively developed non-trivial applications to help diagnose problems before they move to production.

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Feature Ratings

Performance dashboard
Intelligent alerting
Historical trend data
Virtualization support