"We were administering our monitoring tools as much as we were our SQL Server estate."
After considering several options, Matt decided on SQL Monitor because it was hugely powerful and configurable, and also easy to use. He was pleased he did so.
Thanks to the intuitive interface, everyone in the team was also able to make the most of the many features of SQL Monitor very quickly. Having installed SQL Monitor across the SQL Server estate, however, Matt decided to try something radical that would also dramatically improve the way they worked.
"SQL Monitor became the benchmark tool that we judged all others against. It had to be simple to set up across our stores and, most importantly, make our lives easier."
"SQL Monitor has changed the culture of the team and made our jobs more enjoyable and productive."
Importantly, the move to SQL Monitor and Slack hasn’t just had an impact on the DBA team but the wider IT department. The CIO can look at the SQL Monitor screens and see at a glance if there are any issues and also know which stores are busy that day.
The developers, who are always keen to understand the impact of any new software releases, can use the new SQL Monitor reporting module to take benchmarks and instantly identify any problems their latest release has caused, or any increase in performance they have achieved.
Everyone can directly see the impact of database or application changes.