Posts by
Ben Emmett

24 July 2017

24 July 2017

SQL Monitor plans for the second half of 2017

SQL Monitor’s dev team has made huge improvements to the product over the last year. In the first half of 2017 alone, they released reporting capabilities, support for collecting metrics from VMWare hosts, significant improvements to performance and scalability, improved configurability of alerts, as well as dozens of smaller enhancements. Since we’re about half... Read more

13 December 2016

13 December 2016

SQL Monitor review of 2016

December’s a great time to take stock, so I thought it would be worth sharing a roundup of the progress the SQL Monitor development team have made this year. I’m also really excited about what’s coming soon, so will share some insight into our plans for 2017. A busy 2016 Global Overview The new Global Overview... Read more

21 November 2016

21 November 2016

Using SQL Monitor with SCOM

In my last blog post, I talked about how to get SQL Monitor to send alerts to Slack and how to send SNMP Traps. It’s easy to make SQL Monitor send SNMP traps, but SCOM is more challenging than most management tools to configure to receive these traps. This walkthrough shows how to configure... Read more

11 November 2016

11 November 2016

Integrating SQL Monitor alerts with other systems

One of SQL Monitor’s most valuable capabilities is raising alerts when bad things happen in SQL Server. The alerts are listed within SQL Monitor but can also be sent out as emails. However, many of our customers have said they’d like to see those alerts in their other systems too. The latest version of... Read more

19 April 2016

19 April 2016

Why you have to do your own competitor comparison

People evaluating our software often ask us to send them an analysis document showing how we stack up against our competitors. It’s a very reasonable request, but because it’s one I always turn down I thought it would be worth sharing why I don’t think they’re meaningful. They’re selective During elections, politicians spend a... Read more