SQL Sentry Overview

What is SQL Sentry?

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.

SQL Sentry Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$125.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

SQL Sentry License: $2495 with $499 annual maintenance costs

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

Contact SentryOne for more information.


SQL Sentry Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

SQL Sentry server performance dashboard
SQL Sentry Top SQL queries
SQL Sentry query optimizaition
SQL Sentry index analysis
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SQL Sentry Reviews

SQL Sentry Reviews

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
11

Very good
3

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.9
100% recommended this app
Derek K.

SQLSentry is the monitoring tool for SQL Server.

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


Blake M.

Great tool with great support.

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.


Eric R.

Great tool, limited active funtionality

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.


Verified Reviewer

What a change

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!


Kris S.

SQL Sentry

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.


Derek K.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

SQLSentry is the monitoring tool for SQL Server.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/7/2019
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Blake M.
Industry: Chemicals
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Great tool with great support.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 10/26/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Eric R.
Industry: Defense & Space
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Great tool, limited active funtionality

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/5/2019
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

What a change

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/4/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kris S.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

SQL Sentry

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/28/2019
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.4/10
Based on 14 user ratings
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SQL Sentry Pricing

SQL Sentry Pricing

Starting from
$125.00/month
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

SQL Sentry License: $2495 with $499 annual maintenance costs

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

Contact SentryOne for more information.

SQL Sentry License: $2495 with $499 annual maintenance costs

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

Contact SentryOne for more information.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 14 user ratings
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SQL Sentry Features

SQL Sentry Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
Based on 14 user ratings
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Additional information for SQL Sentry

Additional information for SQL Sentry

Key features of SQL Sentry

  • Alerts
  • Database Servers
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking

SQL Sentry FAQs

SQL Sentry FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SQL Sentry.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SQL Sentry offer?

SQL Sentry offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $125.00/month

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

SQL Sentry License: $2495 with $499 annual maintenance costs SQL Sentry subscription: $125/month for a 12 month term Contact SentryOne for more information.

Q. What are the main features of SQL Sentry?

SQL Sentry offers the following features:

  • Alerts
  • Database Servers
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking

Q. Who are the typical users of SQL Sentry?

SQL Sentry has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SQL Sentry support?

SQL Sentry supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SQL Sentry offer?

SQL Sentry has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does SQL Sentry support mobile devices?

SQL Sentry supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does SQL Sentry integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations SQL Sentry has

Q. What level of support does SQL Sentry offer?

SQL Sentry offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support