SQL Sentry Features

SQL Sentry

SQL server performance monitoring

4.79/5 (14 reviews)

SQL Sentry Feature Summary

  • CPU Monitoring
  • Scheduling
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

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API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Application Integration
Auditing
Calendar Management
Configurable Workflow
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Diagnostic Tools
Event Calendar
Event Logs
History Tracking
Monitoring
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Prioritizing
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Risk Alerts
Server Monitoring
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
User Management
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Application Integration
Auditing
Calendar Management
Configurable Workflow
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Diagnostic Tools
Event Calendar
Event Logs
History Tracking
Monitoring
Performance Management
Performance Reports
Prioritizing
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Risk Alerts
Server Monitoring
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
User Management
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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SQL Sentry Feature Reviews

14 reviewers had the following to say about SQL Sentry's features:

jingheng Liu

DBA

2019-02-22

very useful tools for MSSQL DB monitoring

Pros

very good tools, able to check history, and generate report

Cons

didn't see yet.installation needs some pre-requisite

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luis Estevez

SQL Sentry is a great tools for DBAs

2019-02-24

Currently we are using SQL Sentry to monitor critical business databases.

Pros

Ease of use The dashboard presentation Reports

Cons

The way blocking is presented sometimes is a little confusing

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Blake McNeill

Great tool with great support.

2018-10-26

I am extremely happy with my experience using SentryOne even with some of our holdups. This tool has proven useful time and time again.

Pros

SentryOne provides both useful information about our environment as well as accurate alerting for critical issues.

Cons

This has caused us some issues with having all of our sites being monitored efficiently.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)

Rest API alone was worth it

2018-11-02

Overall it has been good working with them. CSR at the company is hands down a great resource and extremely helpful when I had an issue or just needed help getting something to work

Pros

We decided to go with SentryOne mainly for the RestSource API connector.

Cons

This con is not really about the software itself but more of the documentation on how best to use all of the components. It's hard to find good documentation so that you can go forward and ,work on all the components on your own.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

What a change

2018-11-04

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 ability to add custom alerts removed the need for my team to start rolling their own solutions for data gathering.

Cons

The fact that it is so customizable could give some user trepidation in using the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rick Zizak

Great SQL Monitoring tool for IT

2019-02-23

Very helpful tool. Helps us learn dates/times when SQL performance is impacted otherwise unknowingly.

Pros

Alerts and Dashboards and the number of days it can display.

Cons

There is just so much to review it's hard sometimes to tell what should be the main focus when looking for problems. Its a lack of training on our part not SentryOne

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Derek Knutsen

SQLSentry is the monitoring tool for SQL Server.

2019-03-07

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rob Goodman

Specifically, Plan Explorer

2019-02-12

Pros

It doesn't require Management Studio, but it's seamless to open a plan in SSMS and then view the details in Plan Explorer

Cons

It would be nice if it more closely integrated with the metadata in SQL. If I open a SSMS query plan in Plan Explorer, it won't give me index information unless I create the estimated plan in Explorer also. It makes you copy the query text over. Minor complaint, especially because it's an incredible value for the money. No reason NOT to use it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kris Sylow

SQL Sentry

2019-02-28

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Straffen

Great product, better people

2019-03-03

Pros

The software provides everything needed to manage and monitor servers, but the people and support staff that operate the company are their best asset.

Cons

More features out of the box and less customization per environment.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Reid

Great tool, limited active funtionality

2019-03-05

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

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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raveesh vittamsetty

SQL DBA III

2019-02-25

Best support flexibility and customization on alerts

Pros

lot of customization on alerts. Free plan explore.

Cons

sometime Agent went offline without alert and have rebuilt counters on the server.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Chemicals company, 10001+ employees)

SQL Server monitoring leader

2019-03-01

SQL Sentry is now our go-to platform for monitoring SQL Server and troubleshooting SQL Server performance.

Pros

SQL Sentry provides the most comprehensive view of SQL Server performance available. It allows us to very quickly identify performance issues and identify a root cause.

Cons

SQL Sentry can be challenging to set up for very large enterprises.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen Martin

Comprehensive

2019-03-01

Currently focused on alerting.

Pros

It has everything you could possibly think of.

Cons

Initial alerting out of the box settings you can easily be swamped with emails.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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