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Technical Resources


Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide will get you configured, managing schedules and generating notifications within 10 to 30 minutes. Web or PDF


User Guide

This user guide covers features and general use of all SQL Sentry products. Web or PDF


Plan Explorer User Guide

This user guide covers features and general use of Plan Explorer. Web or PDF

For additional information, SQL Server MVP Aaron Bertrand also provides a demo kit.



Overhead Analysis

Qualitative and quantitative information about the impact you may expect from our products. We use realistic load tests to analyze the stresses created by our monitoring tools while a typical load is running against a number of monitored SQL Server instances. Read Overhead Analysis.


SQL Sentry Architecture

SQL Sentry software was built to handle the largest server environments. Its lightweight polling architecture incurs minimal network and server overhead; and because there are no agents, installation and maintenance overhead is virtually non-existent. Read SQL Sentry Architecture.


White Papers

Performance Baselines and Benchmarks For SQL Server

The challenges in collecting baselines can be daunting, but the benefits of having them are worth the time and energy. Discover why in this white paper. Read


Troubleshooting SQL Server Wait Stats

This white paper looks at the most common problems facing IT teams who focus their performance troubleshooting activities solely on wait statistics. Read


SQL Server, Sharepoint and Windows Alerts

This white paper discusses how the basic alerting system included with SQL Server behaves and how our alerting functionality overcomes many of these limitations and those of many other alerting systems. Read



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Thank you for your interest, you may now download any of our eBooks.

High Performance Techniques for SQL Server

In this series, you will find several useful, hand-picked articles that will help give insight into some of your most vexing performance problems. These articles were written by several of the SQL Server industry's leading experts, including Aaron Bertrand, Glenn Berry, Jonathan Kehayias, Paul Randal, and Paul White.

Volume 1 - August 2013 PDF

Volume 2 - August 2014 PDF

Volume 3 - February 2015 PDF

Volume 4 - July 2015 PDF



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