SQL Server Index Analysis & Defrag
Fragmentation Manager dramatically improves the manageability and visibility of index fragmentation across the SQL Server enterprise. It helps you to make good decisions about how and when to defragment, and then defrags indexes faster than ever before via support for multiple concurrent operations.
Fragmentation Manager is managed primarily from the Indexes tab within Performance Advisor. The integration with Performance Advisor allows you to assess the impact of fragmented indexes and tables on server and query performance, and Event Manager lets you easily manage defragmentation schedules with the calendar via drag-and-drop.
The Indexes tab includes multiple historical charts showing used and wasted space, for both disk and buffer, at the table and index level. The Index Space Usage chart shows you exactly how much of an index is on disk and in buffer over time, and how much disk and buffer space is wasted due to non-full pages. With built-in defragmentation notifications, you can be as informed as you want to be regarding the status of your defrag operations.
Fragmentation Manager Benefits
With SQL Sentry Fragmentation Manager, it is easy to set up an environment-wide schedule to automate defragmentation operations, while allowing the flexibility to customize the schedule and other settings for specific instances, databases, tables, and even individual indexes. You can analyze the impact of fragmentation on query and overall server performance thanks to the integration with Performance Advisor, and you can review and manage defrag schedules on the SQL Sentry calendar with Event Manager.
From the instance down to each index, Fragmentation Manager provides both graphical and tabular data representing index-related metrics, which make trends and events more obvious, getting you one step closer to solving space and performance issues.
Fragmentation Manager allows you to control the number of concurrent defrag operations, and when more operations can happen in parallel, your maintenance window becomes smaller. You can very easily monitor the impact this has with Performance Advisor, and make adjustments as necessary.
SQL Sentry Software Benefits
While other SQL Server monitoring tools have stagnated, SQL Sentry has continued to push the envelope, introducing several industry firsts such as our patent-pending SQL Server disk analysis, unrestricted historical performance reporting, comprehensive deadlock analysis, performance event calendars, intelligent wait analysis, and many more cutting edge features.
SQL Sentry’s tools are built to be minimally invasive and incur the lowest possible hit on monitored servers via our agent-less architecture... while other SQL Server monitoring tools incur far more load than they will ever help you to resolve. Some even filter out all of their own query activity so you never see it! Don’t be fooled by misleading claims of lower overhead – install SQL Sentry alongside other tools to see exactly how much of a performance hit they incur. Also, download our Overhead Analysis.
SQL Sentry software continually delivers more features, functionality and utility than other SQL Server software tools, at a lower price point. With subscription-based and site licensing options, the relative savings can grow even further.
SQL Sentry software undergoes intensive regression, scalability and overhead testing in our internal test lab of over 100 SQL Servers. It is then real-world tested in one of the largest SQL Server hosting environments in the U.S., until it is deemed stable enough to release to the public... no matter how long it takes. After release, our integrated, automated exception reporter gives us a perpetual feedback loop with our customers, who are continually surprised to receive a response from a real human usually within hours of submitting an exception.
SQL Sentry software is installed in some of the largest SQL Server environments in the world. Our low overhead, agent-less, site-based approach provides almost linear scalability. We have yet to meet a SQL Server environment that the SQL Sentry architecture can’t handle.
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