SQL Server Monitoring 

Keeps Databases Running Smoothly

Having good data is key to making informed decisions. But monitoring database systems for performance, corruption, and data issues can be an overwhelming task for database administrators. 

Leverage SQL Diagnostic Manager to capture the data collection, aggregation, presentation, linking, and history, and save yourself the heavy lifting. 

SQL Diagnostic Manager 

You probably already know that there are many tools you can use to collect server and database information to help you make informed decisions. None of them are as robust, comprehensive, or as up-to-date with Microsoft’s new SQL Server features, as SQL Diagnostic Manager. 

With SQL Diagnostic Manager, you don’t need to set up different collection and analysis methods. You can simply use its standardized interface for faster problem solving.

SQL Server Management 

from a Unified View

Using SQL Diagnostic Manager instead of building your own SQL tools is the unified view of all your SQL Servers in one place.

You can easily assess the entire environment and identify issues that need immediate attention. This entire view is configurable, so SQL Diagnostic Manager only notifies you of things that are important to your system.

Automate Scripts and Alerts 

One particularly outstanding feature of SQL Diagnostic Manager is its ability to send alerts and automatically run scripts to fix problems. 

Analyze Blocking

SQL Server blocks sessions to control data integrity and ensures only one resource can change any set of data at a given time. While useful, this can cause slowdowns and result in multiple sessions being blocked.

In SQL Diagnostic Manager, you can quickly discover any blocking issues occurring now and at previous points in time. You can drill into blocking reports and view details of the blocked and blocking process.

SQL Deadlock Fixes

Deadlocking is a common problem that occurs in SQL Server. It is like blocking, but instead of being blocked forever, SQL Server chooses one session and rolls it back so the other process can continue.

For a quick resolution, SQL Diagnostic Manager allows you to drill into deadlocks to find the sessions that are involved as well as the code that is causing the problem. You can also see a history of deadlocks to find trends.

Query Performance

There are many things that can cause slowdowns in SQL Server, such as limited resources. But database administrators and developers have the most control and can make the biggest impact with tuning queries.

SQL Diagnostic Manager collects query data non-stop. It then aggregates that data. You can then focus time on code fixes that have the biggest impact overall versus just focusing on the worst performing code.

SQL Server Wait Stats

There are several things that could cause performance issues for queries. You can identify these by breaking down the query processing time into various wait states for resources.

With SQL Diagnostic Manager, you can drill into the specified time period to get a sense of the queries that were running and identify the problem queries that need to be reviewed.

Tune SQL Queries

Writing and tuning SQL queries are two different things. SQL queries may look efficient, but they may not be performing so well. To tune queries, you can review execution plans to find problems.

You can use SQL Query Tuner to find what statements need to be addressed. Simply view the duration and wait stats, and then you can review the suggestions that SQL Tuner provides.