SQL Sentry provides Insight to SQL Server
Updated May 02, 2020

SQL Sentry provides Insight to SQL Server

Jian Fu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SQL Sentry

We use SQL Sentry to monitor our production database servers. We use it mainly for performance tuning for our environments. We also use it to analyse expensive queries, blockages, deadlock and so on. Then from the analysis, we apply optimizations accordingly.
  • It captures all relevant information about captured queries, from physical metrics to row counts. It packs all the information we need to analyse our database performance.
  • It provides a great graphic user's interface to have quick understanding of what is going in the environment, and gives facility to check historical values for the metric in question.
  • It could be improved on the way how the SQL Sentry database is managed, for example archiving old data, and also could have SQL agent jobs to do regular maintenance jobs to make it perform better.
  • Also it might be an good idea to have a web interface.
  • It would be good to be able to configure what kinds of queries to capture in each server instance.
I think SQL Sentry is typically useful for us to understand an environment with performance issues. With this product onboard, we are able to continuously improve our system to give our users the best experience.

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Feature Ratings

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

Using SQL Sentry

1 - Advanced understanding of SQL Server, from logic to physical aspects.
  • Performance tuning.
  • Disk space monitoring.
  • Blockage analyse and resolution.
  • Improve employee efficiency.
  • Improve user experience.
Using SQL Sentry has become part of our daily routine, and it has played a big role for us to understand our database activities and make our lives easier to analyse issues and provide resolutions.

Using SQL Sentry

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Requires technical support
  • Analyse curent blockage in SQL Server
  • Index monitoring and maintainence
  • Analyse long running queries