The Bottom-Line Benefits of SQL Server Monitoring

by Jan 7, 2021

Across nearly every industry, organizations depend upon SQL Server applications to drive critical business operations. In fact, the costs of IT downtime can add up to thousands of dollars per minute. Meanwhile, slowdowns in database performance can be equally disastrous. Because while slowdowns can be one-fifth the cost of one hour of downtime, they tend to occur 10 times as often.

What’s the best way to stay ahead of these performance issues? One of the biggest challenges is that SQL Server databases are increasing in size and complexity, right as database administrators (DBAs) are increasingly overburdened and understaffed. DBAs can try to use custom scripts to manage performance, but they are difficult to maintain as the environment grows and technology changes. There’s also the added challenge of being able to see historical trends, such as sustained CPU spikes or failed backups, and resolving them—before they become a crisis for the business. 

The Power of SQL Server Performance Monitoring

With SQL Server performance monitoring, your business can avoid the risks of costly downtime, and prevent serious performance issues from even occurring in the first place. Automated tools are simply a smart investment for our data-driven world. By proactively monitoring the availability, health, and performance of your SQL Server environment, your IT teams can resolve issues before they impact your organization. And help ensure your environment is prepared for future growth.

The best SQL Server performance monitoring tools provide more than high-level visibility into I/O, memory, or disk space usage. They deliver comprehensive diagnostics, with granular information for how to resolve performance issues. This way, you can:

  • Increase productivity—Empower your DBAs to find the root causes of performance issues and fix them within minutes, freeing up time for more strategic initiatives.
  • Deploy IT more cost-effectively—Get detailed reporting to understand trends and right-size your deployments, whether on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Drive business growthGain visibility into server health and how to scale the environment to support more business transactions.
  • Improve customer satisfaction—Stay ahead of potential performance issues, ensuring speed and reliability for better customer experiences.

How Performance Monitoring Leads to Cost Savings

With SQL Server performance monitoring tools, your DBAs are no longer in constant “firefighting” mode. They can see trends in data collected and put measures in place to prevent issues. For example, if it looks like a server might run out of disk space in a few days, your DBAs can increase availability at a time when there will be minimal impact on end users. This not only reduces the costs of business downtime, but gives your staff more time to focus on initiatives that add business value.

IDERA understands how to help ensure access to the data that drives your business. Our SQL Server performance monitoring solutions can help your DBAs quickly predict, pinpoint and resolve performance issues, all within a matter of minutes.

To learn how SQL Server performance monitoring can benefit your organization, explore SQL Diagnostic Manager from IDERA today.