SQL Sentry software improves SQL Server performance as well as the performance of the team responsible for managing the SQL Server environment. Oftentimes this performance improvement translates to time savings throughout the organization and a reduction in future hardware and software expenditures. However, rather than take our word for it, check out a sampling of quotes from our customers.
"PE & PA are MUST SEE products @ #sqlintersection RT @SQL_Sentry: Crowds gather at the expo hall; @kekline holds court pic.twitter.com/hKLEVnAqis"
-- Kimberly L. Tripp
"Comparing massive plans from two different environments...@SQL_Sentry 's Plan Explorer FTW"
-- Erin Stellato
"Deadlocks, a hell of a lot easier to determine route cause with @SQL_Sentry Performance Advisor #DBATools"
-- Chris McGowan
"I used @SQL_Sentry Plan Explorer Pro today for some complex #SQLServer Deadlock troubleshooting. What an awesome tool!"
-- Kevin Boles
"@SQLSoldier @TaraKizer +1 for @sql_sentry Great product with better support. And sales team aren't sharks. Event manager is a killer feature"
-- Seth Washeck
"The more that I use SQL Sentry, the more I fall in love with it. #SQLSentry #LoveStory"
-- John Morehouse
"I love SQLSentry. It just allowed me to drill in to the specific query out of many that caused a big PLE drop 6 hours ago."
-- Nic Cain
"Why yes. of course @SQL_Sentry opened this plan without problems when nothing else would http://twitpic.com/dp410u"
-- Allen Kinsel
"We know @SQL_Sentry develops awesome tools, but it should also be known that their customer service is top shelf as well! #HappyDBA"
-- Paul Timmerman
"Nothing like #PlanExplorer from @SQL_Sentry to show me where 98% of plan is cluster index scan, create incl. index, no more parallelism :)"
-- Thomas LeBlanc
"Called @sql_sentry to ask target IOPS for collecting server. They actually had an answer, w/o looking it up even. #impressed"
-- Joe Fleming
"@SQL_Sentry has to be one of my favorite tool to manage SQL perf, that and my crazy spreadsheet using their DB ;-) pic.twitter.com/1q3Xbfq6S5"
-- Mathieu Isabel
"I introduced @SQL_Sentry #planexplorer today to a group of SQL developers...they all loved it! Let's diet those fat lines!"
-- Ivan Rodriguez
"I am love'n @SQL_Sentry right now. Thanks a bunch for Plan Explorer "
-- Paul S Waters
Being recognized as a leader in the SQL Server industry is an important honor for us. We're proud of our awards and reviews.
by SQL Server Pro -- November 19, 2012
SQL Sentry Performance Advisor was named gold medal winner of the "2012 Editors' Best Awards" and bronze medal winner of the "2012 Community Choice Awards" in the Best Database Monitoring and Performance Product category. "For the second year in a row, SQL Sentry's Performance Advisor for SQL Server prevails as the top performance monitoring product. Performance Advisor not only displays SQL Server performance information but also SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and Windows Server data in the same dashboard, making it easy to analyze the performance of your entire SQL Server environment."
SQL Sentry Plan Explorer was named silver medal winner of the "2012 Community Choice Awards" in the Best Free Tool category.
by SQL Server Magazine -- November 18, 2011
SQL Sentry Performance Advisor was named as gold medal winner of the "2011 Editors' Best Awards" and bronze medal winner of the "2011 Community Choice Awards" in the Best Database Monitoring and Performance Product category.
SQL Sentry Event Manager was named as silver medal winner of the "2011 Community Choice Awards" and bronze medal winner of the "2011 Editors' Best Awards" in the Best Database Management Product category.
SQL Sentry Plan Explorer was named as gold medal winner of the "2011 Editors' Best Awards" and silver medal winner of the "2011 Community Choice Awards" in the Best Free Tool category.
Aaron Bertrand, SQL Server MVP -- Mar 19, 2009
"In SQL Server 2008 we get Data Collection, a built-in framework for collecting and analyzing performance and other metrics from multiple servers...I thought it would be useful to compare some of the features with a 3rd party tool that I use in my environment, Performance Advisor from SQL Sentry...Performance Advisor goes above and beyond in the disk usage report category, providing disk capacity statistics like Data Collection does, and adding real-time disk activity views that show exactly where the I/Os are coming and going."
by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines -- May 20, 2008
SQL Sentry Event Manager was named as a finalist of the "Best of Tech-Ed 2008 IT Professional Awards" in the Database Administration category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. The Best of Tech-Ed 2008 Awards recognize companies who offer innovative products in the industry. The judges reviewed over 220 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 29 finalists to be interviewed at the Tech-Ed 2008 IT Professionals Conference in Orlando, Fla. Winners will be announced on June 12, 2008.
Database Journal, Steven Warren -- Dec 18, 2007
"As a DBA in today's 24x7 world, managing multiple SQL Servers can be quite a challenge. Having an arsenal of tools by your side that can help you save time is a must. Fortunately, a tool is available on the market to help take some of the stress out of your life. SQL Sentry Event Manager provides you with a tool that enables you to manage all of your SQL Server jobs across your entire infrastructure from one single point of entry."
Redmond Magazine, Joshua Jones -- Sep 01, 2007
"We've all been in situations where we spend a great deal of time navigating the complicated Web of inter-server SQL Agent jobs to find resource contention and scheduling problems. When you add the layer of complexity that many SQL Agent jobs simply run DTS or SSIS packages, the problem becomes even greater. One of the few third-party devices available to help with this task is SQL Sentry Event Manager."
Accolades Continue to Accumulate for SQL Sentry Event Manager -- Jan 16, 2007
"...The product's display is the key to its success," according SearchSQLServer.com. "Its customizable interface allows simultaneous display of calendars, graphs and controls to fit the users' needs. In a large enterprise SQL Server quickly becomes difficult to manage -- especially the SQL Server jobs. "Event Manager is indispensable for managing jobs and for providing alerting."
Improve Performance, Reduce
Downtime, Lower Costs -- Jun 4, 2006
Review by Brad McGehee
"...if you have many SQL Servers, and especially if your jobs are complex, SQL Sentry will quickly pay for itself in time saved. Implemented correctly, SQL Sentry will help to improve your SQL Server's performance, reduce downtime, lower database administration costs, and reduce hardware and software costs because you will be able to get more out of your existing resources."
Better Manage What's Happening
on Your Servers -- Apr 21, 2006
Review by Stephen Wynkoop, Microsoft SQL Server MVP
"SQL Sentry is a tool to help you better understand and manage what's happening on your servers - from your job subsystems to the interaction between OS-level jobs and SQL Server jobs and beyond. This review goes into what we found as we tested and used the software on our own servers."
Brian Erlich, SQL Server Pro (Magazine) -- December 15, 2011
"SQL Sentry Power Suite is feature rich and provides easy navigation between its integrated applications using a predictable console. I was impressed by how comprehensive it was and surprised at how useful it could be as a tool for ensuring good performance from the BI solutions that I design."
by DevConnections -- November 08, 2010
SQL Sentry Performance Advisor was chosen as a winner in the Best of Connections 2010 awards program in the "Best SQL Server Product" category by Penton Media’s DevConnections.
The Best of Connections awards recognize companies based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers. The winners were chosen from more than 80 nominated products in six (6) categories. "Narrowing down the list of nominees to 18 finalists in the six Connections categories was a challenge, considering that we were faced with so many top-tier products and services," said Amy Eisenberg, Executive Editor for Windows IT Pro, "but in the end, we came up with six very deserving winners. We’re proud of our selections, and we believe all our finalists and winners represent the best of the best in their categories."
by SQL Server Magazine -- November 19, 2009
SQL Sentry Performance Advisor for Analysis Services has been honored as the 2009 Editors’ Best Database Monitoring and Performance Product by Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine.
"What I most appreciate about Performance Advisor for Analysis Services is that it lets you monitor SQL Server Analysis Services’ (SSAS’) resource utilization in real-time mode or historic mode, then easily troubleshoot bottlenecks from its intuitive Performance Dashboard for SSAS. It also offers monitoring and alerting for SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services, so you can keep an eye on your entire BI platform from one console," said Megan Keller, associate editor, SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro.
TechNet Magazine, Greg Steen -- Mar 01, 2008
"The larger and more complex your infrastructure, the more you need to be concerned with maintenance and operational tasks interfering with each other. This can lead to process flow havoc for your end users. Fortunately, there are a few tools available for the database and system administrator to help coordinate a complex environment's schedules. One tool that you may want to consider is SQL Sentry Event Manager."
Best of the Database Management Tools Category -- Jul 24, 2007
SQL Sentry Event Manager attained the premiere position in the diverse Database Management Tools category when compared to not only other software products, but software suites that contain multiple products... "The 2007 Editor’s Choice Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that have been covered in the pages of SQL Server Magazine and its online newsletters, and which benefit the SQL Server Magazine reader community," said Kim Paulsen, group publisher. "Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Paulsen continued.
SQL Server Performance.com, Dinesh Asanka -- Apr 01, 2007
"As a DBA, the first thing you do in your database environment is check the jobs that ran the previous day. Just imagine the trouble this can cause in multi-server environments. Things become frustrating when your servers are located around the globe. From the (Event Manager) calendar view, you can visualize all the jobs on all the servers in your enterprise at once, which helps you uncover conflicts. I highly recommend Event Manager."
SQL Server Magazine, Michael Otey -- Mar 01, 2007
"You could think of Event Manager for SQL Server as SQL Agent on steroids, but its functionally actually goes far beyond SQL Agent. One of SQL Sentry's most valuable features for the DBA is the all-devices global calendar view, which gives you a big picture of your enterprise job execution schedule. Event Manager is a must-have product for DBAs who need to manage a large number of jobs across multiple systems."
Honoring the hits of the SQL Server universe -- Jul 21, 2006
"...SQL Sentry provides user-friendly job scheduling, giving you an Outlook-style calendar view of SQL Server's job schedule. In addition to job scheduling. SQL Sentry provides flexible MAPI-less alerting and notification capabilities. SQL Sentry can monitor up to 72 different server events, and the software lets administrators choose from up to nine response actions."
...unlike any tool on the market
for the SQL DBA -- Jan 12, 2006
Review by Brian Knight, Microsoft SQL Server MVP
"...SQL Sentry 2.5 is unlike any tool on the market for the SQL Server DBA and I could not find a competitor. I can not think of any way for a DBA to save more time than with a job management system like SQL Sentry."