SQL Monitor 4
Performance monitoring, alerting, and diagnosis for SQL Server
Clear insights into SQL Server
performance, right out of the box
Web-based monitoring, available from any device
Real-time performance data and alerts
Built with advice from SQL Server experts and MVPs
SQL Monitor is licensed and priced per server, with volume discounts available.
10 licenses, save 50%
With our full set of SQL Server database administration tools you can take care of backup and restore, performance monitoring and alerting, change management, and more.
SQL Monitor is great for performance monitoring and alerting, but with our full set of SQL Server database administration tools you can take care of backups and recovery, change management, and more.
SQL Backup is great for backups and recovery, but with our full set of SQL Server database administration tools you can take care of performance monitoring and alerting, change management, and more.
We built SQL Monitor for database professionals who need results on Day One.
It's simple to install, easy to use, and provides the data you need before making tough calls about SQL Server performance. We've consulted over 1000 SQL Server professionals to get it that way.
SQL Monitor has a fully web-based UI. You can access it from mobile devices or desktop machines to investigate SQL Server performance problems wherever you are.
SQL Monitor's performance statistics are updated every 15 seconds, so you're always up-to-date on SQL Server activity.
SQL Monitor raises alerts within seconds of a problem occurring. They arrive in a shared Alert Inbox, and you can pick them up by email or use PagerDuty for SMS.
Identify performance bottlenecks using wait stats, and get expert advice on how to diagnose and fix any problems. You can also check which queries are most affected by these waits. Learn more.
Rewind time to see performance data from the precise moment a problem occurred. While viewing past data, step forwards and backwards in time to see how performance changes.
SQL Monitor has a library of custom metrics written by SQL Server experts. You can import them with one click to extend what you monitor, or write your own custom metrics in SQL.
For each database and server, SQL Monitor highlights the queries that use the most resources. You can use the execution plan and waits of each query to understand its performance.
Spot unusual performance, automatically plot baselines, and review trends over time, for a better understanding of typical server performance and the causes of any recurring issues.
SQL Monitor's alerts and metrics were selected on the advice of SQL Server experts and MVPs. You see only the information that matters, alongside expert advice on how to make use of it.
Case Studies: SQL Monitor in action
How Digital Outsource Services' DBA team catch deployment problems
When digital marketing and customer relationship management agency Digital Outsource Services switched to SQL Monitor to monitor 24 of their production servers, they saved 15 hours a week.
Theresa Boonzaaier, Senior DBA, tells you how in this whitepaper.
Using SQL Monitor at Interactive Intelligence
Business communications software company Interactive Intelligence have tracked its SQL Servers with SQL Monitor since 2011.
Now their IT team is alerted to SQL Server problems before they impact customers. See how they do it in this whitepaper.
Geeks with…SQL Monitor
Geekswithblogs.net use SQL Monitor to keep their servers running smoothly for their users around the world. They use SQL Monitor to help look after server performance, determine why certain issues occur, and get daily statistics on blogger registration and content production.
How to handle 25 million database changes
Find out how SQL Monitor is used to keep track of the databases Monsoon Commerce use to power alibris.com, an online marketplace of more than 150 million items.
Grant Fritchey on deadlocks, customizing alerts, and wait stats
How to monitor SQL Server with wait statistics
Grant explains how to use wait stats to spot slow behavior on your server and track down the causes.
Setting up custom alerts in SQL Monitor
Grant explains how custom alerts can help, and how to start using them in SQL Monitor.
SQL Monitor and deadlocks
Grant gives you an overview of how deadlocks can be captured and understood using SQL Monitor.
SQL Monitor Webinars
What counts for a DBA Louis Davidson and Steve Jones
Louis Davidson, Microsoft MVP, discusses how being observant of the environment you work in can help you make sure that you are aware of the health of your database systems, as well as your career.
Forgotten rings and other monitoring stories Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey
Learn about the more obscure monitoring metrics that can give you precise information on exactly what's happening with your server.
Monitoring Your Business, Not Just Your Servers David Bick
A demonstration of how to get the most out of SQL Monitor's new custom metrics feature.
Monitoring your SQL Server Instances Brad McGehee and Steve Jones
Learn why it is so important to monitor your SQL Server instances, and what you should consider when starting out.
Deadlocks and what to do about them Grant Fritchey
Get an overview about what a deadlock is, why they occur and how to identify them using SQL Monitor or the standard SQL Server tools.
SQL Monitor: Gathering and Interpreting Server Metrics Steve Jones and Grant Fritchey
Learn about SQL Server performance metrics, how to address common query performance problems, and how SQL Monitor can help.
Not long ago, a crack team of SQL Server experts was flamed for a crime against database normalization they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from the taunts of academic relational theorists.
Today, they survive as website editors and software evangelists. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the DBA Team.
If you want SQL Monitor to collect extra performance data that's particularly important for your servers, you can now add T-SQL scripts to do it. You can analyze this data and receive alerts about it just like any other data that SQL Monitor collects.
On our dedicated custom metrics site, SQLMonitorMetrics.com, you can find and review T-SQL scripts and import them directly into your copy of SQL Monitor.
Scripts have been added to the site by the SQL Monitor team, MVPs, and the SQL Server community, and you can access the site straight from SQL Monitor.
If you run applications that store data in SQL Server, you can use custom metrics to monitor and alert on the data they collect, so you can now use SQL Monitor to track business activity, too.
Installing a metric and getting it working in SQL Monitor is easy, and we've provided a short walkthrough to guide you through the process. By the end of it, you'll have installed a custom metric that monitors whether specific backup jobs have been disabled.
NEW: Default TCP Port
by Fabiano Amorim
This metric checks whether your SQL Server installation is using the default TCP port. This alert is raised when you are using the default port of 1433 which is a known security risk. You should consider modifying the port to a non-standard, non-default port in order to thoroughly secure your systems.