Application and Server Management

Announcing SQL XEvent Profiler

When SQL Server Extended Events arrived in SQL 2008—and even more so with the expansion to its capabilities in SQL 2012—we started hearing a lot about this new technology and how users wanted to interact with it. Microsoft provided a GUI for Extended Events as part of the SQL 2012 Management Studio but, somewhat to [...]

Idera Launches SQL Elements

We’re proud to announce the public release of SQL Elements 1.0! From the press release: Idera’s new SQL Server automatic discovery and inventory solution tells DBAs and IT managers how many SQL Servers exist in an environment, along with sizing, utilization, and owner statistics. In addition, SQL Elements sends automated alerts on which servers are [...]

Is Your SQL Server Slow? Maybe It’s Trying Too Hard

The following is a guest post by Microsoft Certified Master Robert L Davis. Find more from him at SQLSoldier.com, and follow him on twitter @SQLSoldier. I was talking recently with my friends and former colleagues at Idera about the things that slow down SQL Server. Specifically, the discussion was about things that people could change [...]

Checksums: Free Integrity Protection


The following is a guest post by Microsoft Certified Master Robert L Davis. Find more from him at SQLSoldier.com, and follow him on twitter @SQLSoldier. Recently, Idera asked me to take a look at the things that could cost a DBA their job. This led to a new white paper I wrote, titled (appropriately) “5 [...]

Grab These Discounts Before the Ball Drops!

A few more days left in the year. A few more opportunities to take advantage of one of our year-end deals. Celebrate the official release of SQL Elements by locking in prerelease pricing—a 40% discount. Download your trial now! That’s not the only sale that’s up on the 31st, though: SQL Admin Toolset is a multiple “Best [...]

Our Top White Papers of 2013

Becoming complacent when it comes to your knowledge and expertise is one of the quickest ways to fall behind in this industry. A good DBA is always looking for ways to boost his or her proficiencies. We’d like to help you stay on top, so we’ve gathered some of our favorite white papers below for [...]

SQL Elements is now available!

After months of beta testing, SQL Elements is now available for purchase or trial. Start a trial now and be eligible for a 40% discount on purchase price through the end of the year.  SQL Elements, as a product, came out of dozens of conversations between our team members and technologists around the country and [...]

SQL Elements Review Roundup

Now that the SQL Elements Beta is drawing to a close, we have some feedback rolling in from our wonderful beta community. If you want to hear what they have to say, check out the links below! We’ll be updating this page as more reviews are published—be sure to check back! Also, don’t forget to [...]

Thoughts on the SQL Elements Beta

SQL Elements Dashboard

This Sunday will mark two months since we began the beta of Idera’s newest product, SQL Elements. Hard to believe time has flown by so quickly! As product manager for SQL Elements, I’ve been intimately involved with the product and with the community of our users. I’d like to share a few thoughts on the [...]

Dealing with an Inherited Database: NEW White Paper!

When it comes to SQL, Andy Warren knows what he is talking about. Andy was a founding member of SQLServerCentral.com, President of the Orlando SQL Server Users Group, and one of the founders of SQLSaturday. So when he offers advice, it’s best to listen. He knows, for instance, that the first week with a new [...]

Consulting Firm Lake IT Leverages Idera SQL Doctor To Immediately Pinpoint SQL Server Performance Issues

When companies are looking for a SQL Expert to help with performance challenges, they turn to Oregon-based consulting firm Lake IT for experienced SQL DBAs.  Owner Pete Chiboucas has more than 30 years experience in networking, IT, and server management.  His team is often called in when companies have additional needs they can’t address alone [...]

Idera Strengthens Monitoring Offerings by Acquiring CopperEgg

We’ve been busy here at Idera. Along with our recent acquisition of Precise, we are happy to announce that we’ve added CopperEgg’s line of cloud monitoring solutions for servers, application, and websites to our roster. CopperEgg’s SaaS-based offerings are highly scalable and easy to use and provide monitoring of public, private, and hybrid cloud computing [...]

VCE Selects Idera Over Quest For SQL Server Monitoring and Administration

How’s this for a testimonial? Chris Shea, a database administrator at VCE, recently said, “Idera is easy to use without requiring extra training and is pre-configured so that it immediately started providing alerts that Foglight didn’t recognize. […] Idera helped me find out I was literally two days away from a major outage.” When compared [...]

Idera Acquires Precise Software

We at Idera are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Precise Software, an end-to-end application performance management software provider.  The Precise Software team brings over twenty years of innovation to our line of offerings. Together with Precise, we will be able to offer a more complete solution to our customers than ever. Randy Jacops, CEO [...]

Idera Names Randy Jacops Chief Executive Officer

Josh Stephens to Lead Product Direction as Vice President of Product Strategy Idera is happy to announce it has placed two accomplished industry veterans as its new CEO and VP of Product Strategy.  Together, they bring decades of experience and impressive achievements to our team. CEO Randy Jacops, formerly COO, says “The Idera team has [...]

Critical Release from Microsoft on SharePoint Security Vulnerability

On March 12, Microsoft released information about some critical vulnerabilities in SharePoint 2010 that could allow users to elevate their privileges using a specially made URL. Microsoft’s position is that customers who take advantage of automatic updates probably won’t need to do anything at all. Well, I know I can speak for most of us [...]