SQL Sentry Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SQL Sentry

SQL server performance monitoring

4.79/5 (14 reviews)

SQL Sentry overview

SQL Sentry is a SQL Server performance monitoring tool which allows businesses to monitor database performance, identify the root causes for SQL Server issues, and collect accurate, real-time data on database health. The platform also allows users to manage alerts and resolve issues by using the SQL monitoring tool to perform deep analysis. Features of SQL Sentry include a performance analysis dashboard, execution planning, advisory conditions, deadlock analysis, an event calendar, an enhanced platform installer, index analysis, and more.

Businesses can use the SQL Sentry dashboard to gain an at-a-glance view of their SQL Server environment health and drill down on issues or trends to gain a better understanding. The graphical display and drill down capabilities allow users to troubleshoot SQL Server performance issues, and high-impact SQL queries can be fixed using the Top SQL view with execution plan diagrams and query history. Notifications and alerts can be managed within the SQL Sentry system with tools for setting up advisory conditions, automating responses to certain conditions, and more. The event calendar facilitates the scheduling of SQL Server jobs and tasks and allows employees to stay on top of upcoming events.

Pricing

Starting from
$125/month
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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SQL Sentry reviews

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Eric Reid

Great tool, limited active funtionality

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

I do like the product and have used it to find issues on many occasions. Originally it was my go-to to find all the issues. Now I tend to query the DB directly and turn to SS when I am not finding what I am looking for.... In some cases where I have an idea what the issue is I will confirm first with SS. I do wish it had more "active" functionality. Active doesnt have to run anything, but providing a script to run to dig deeper would be more helpful.

Pros
It helps find issues on your databases (across all databases you are licenced for). It can be helpful with new code to see how it will impact the database performance.

Cons
There are errors or warnings that are posted that are transient. The overall score can be impacted negatively by transient states.... not that I know how to get arround that. There are errors reported and when you try to get more information the details are a little cryptic. In some cases the issue being reported is inconsequential. There are some errors that are reported, but the source of the error is not easily found... it requires additional queries in SSMS to find the underlying issue. In some cases, it would be helpfull to have a drop down menu or a debug box to look into some of the more common issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Blake McNeill

Great tool with great support.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-26
Review Source: Capterra

I am extremely happy with my experience using SentryOne even with some of our holdups. This tool has proven useful time and time again. It has helped us troubleshoot active issues and find resolutions quickly. The value it has provided greatly outweighs its pitfalls.

Pros
SentryOne provides both useful information about our environment as well as accurate alerting for critical issues. The tool collects a lot of information from the servers that we use daily to troubleshoot issues and correct problem areas. The Conditions and Alerts allows us to respond to critical issues quickly by allowing multiple response options to a number of conditions.

Cons
Our group has had some issues with implementing SentryOne. The environment we support is very large and spread throughout the globe. Sometimes in very remote regions. This has caused us some issues with having all of our sites being monitored efficiently. However, SentryOne's support team worked with us to get these sites monitored and continue to work with us to improve the tools performance.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

What a change

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

3 years aliens involved in an evaluation of SQL Sentry. We found the product to be quite lacking. Fast forward to 12 months ago, I decided to give Sentryone another chance. I was SUPER pleased with the turnaround. Along with the performance of the product, SenteyOne customer service moved us to purchase this product!

Pros
The customization and ease of mining the data. The senteyone team is willing to share all that they can to make this product your own. The ability to add custom alerts removed the need for my team to start rolling their own solutions for data gathering. I also,like the way that I can give access to my development teams to see history of jobs and queries allowing my team to focus on other pressing matters.

Cons
The software could seam daunting to get started. The fact that it is so customizable could give some user trepidation in using the software. Maybe different editions of the software could ease smaller shops into using the product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Derek Knutsen

SQLSentry is the monitoring tool for SQL Server.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-07
Review Source: Capterra

Whenever we have had any performance problems, SQLSentry has allowed me to get ahead of the problem and assisted in solving it quickly.

Pros
The dashboard gives a good overall view of each instance. I have been able to identify problems before helpdesk notified us. The Top SQL allows me to quickly identify which query/application is having a problem. The event chain, while rudimentary, still makes maintenance easier. Overall, this is the best monitoring tool I have seen for a DBMS.

Cons
The advisory conditions are difficult to manage. There is a steep learning curve in how to set them up and manage them. The event chains need some enhancements.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kris Sylow

SQL Sentry

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

SQL Sentry saves alot of time, and nicely organises pertinant information for SQL Server performance. I can find poor performing queries faster than using my own sql scripts. It helps me with monitoring the general health of the SQL server, trends of performance and finding which procedures need work.

Pros
A quick way to find performance problems, and the software provides lots of information to solve them too.

Cons
This is a difficult question, i had to dig deep. The mouse scroll button does not always work within some forms.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SQL Sentry pricing

Starting from
$125/month
Pricing options
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One time license
Subscription
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SQL Sentry License: $2495 with $499 annual maintenance costs

SQL Sentry subscription: $125/month for a 12 month term

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SQL Sentry features

Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Workflow Management

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Additional information for SQL Sentry

Key features of SQL Sentry

  • CPU Monitoring
  • Scheduling
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
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