Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most popular database management systems (DBMS) in the world. As a result of its popularity, many mission-critical databases and applications are built using the platform.
If you are a database administrator (DBA), knowledge of SQL Server is an excellent skill to possess and will help you land an interesting position in the information technology (IT) world.
As a SQL Server DBA, one of your primary responsibilities is ensuring that your systems perform up to expectations. Lagging performance and slow response time usually result in disgruntled users and can have a serious negative impact on a business. Degraded performance also impacts internal systems and threatens to make everyone less productive.
This post will introduce you to the features of SQL Doctor that help identify and fix performance problems affecting your SQL Server environment. The tool supports on-premises SQL Server instances as well as those located in the cloud on the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
SQL Doctor is a third-party database tool designed specifically to address SQL Server performance issues. The software can be installed on either physical or virtual Windows machines from where it can be configured to analyze and report on problems throughout the SQL Server environment.
A unified dashboard lets DBAs access all SQL Server instances quickly and drill down to identify performance issues. Teams can shorten the time required to collect and analyze information to resolve performance problems from hours to minutes.
Data collection can be focused on specific areas affecting SQL Server performance including queries, memory, wait statistics, security, and server configuration.
Let’s look at some of the features that make this an outstanding solution for tuning SQL Server performance to keep internal and external users satisfied.
Two IDERA solutions briefs are available that go into slightly more technical detail regarding the features and functionality of SQL Doctor. I recommend both SQL Doctor for the Hybrid Cloud and Tune SQL Server Performance to any database team considering adding this valuable solution to their software toolbox.
The hybrid cloud doc gives step-by-step instructions regarding adding SQL Server instances to the tool and provides recommendations for analyzing cloud databases. The server performance solution brief furnishes multiple screenshots that illustrate some of the activities DBAs will be carrying out with the app.
If you’re on the fence about whether this tool is right for your environment, these docs will help you decide. You can even evaluate the Doctor’s efficiency for two weeks for free to see its benefits firsthand. When was the last time you got a free house call from a doctor?
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