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What is the best tool for SQL monitoring in a large enterprise?

Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What tools do you recommend for SQL server monitoring for an enterprise-level business?

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1010 Answers

TjeerdSaijoen - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It is depending on what you need to monitor. Do you need to monitor transactions, or code or the SQL software and parameter values?

If it is for transactions, you have many tools. The best ones are Instana, Dynatrace. Both are easy to install and more importantly easy to configure. 

My favorite is Instana with Turbonomic.

For application code, you can use Datadog or SolarWinds.

For software, APM and all the above things you can use rufusai - a total solution for enterprises.

Muhammad-Bilal - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

Micro Focus Operations Bridge Manager plus. 

The OBM Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server helps administrators efficiently monitor distributed enterprise-wide Microsoft SQL Server environments from a central, best-in-class console.

Donald Bakels - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I highly recommend 2 products from the SolarWinds ITOM Suite;

1 Server Application Monitor Check link:

1 Database Performance Analyzer for SQLServer

Both products are integrated

Sergiy Ustenko - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I use the Paessler (PRTG) for long time, and highly recommend one:

PieterVan Blommestein - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is a very easy answer. For sure OpsMgr(SCOM). The simple reason is, Microsoft developed OpsMgr(SCOM) to monitor Microsoft products and the best to do this. NO other monitoring toolset can do it as good as OpsMgr(SCOM). OpsMgr(SCOM) can do 3rd party monitoring as well.

Walter Harris - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We have used Microsoft system center operations manager  and it integrates well with SQL.  We are starting to use open source tools and sending the metrics to Wavefront. This provides more real time monitoring but extensive development.  The main issue we have in our environment with SCOM is real time ability.  

Mohamed Y Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

PRTG With SQL sensor

Check this link:

Usman Malik - PeerSpot reviewer

You can use Solawind or BMC

Morne' O'Kennedy - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I personally believe in SCOM (Operations Manager) since it contains all the required tools to monitor and manage SQL operationally. Majority of enterprises already have the Microsoft EA in place so the System Center licensing is already available along with SQL. 

.. in summary

Ian Ian - PeerSpot reviewer

I am 100% biased as I work for Panopta, but I wouldn't work here if I didn't think our monitoring tools weren't outstanding. 

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