Schedule a regular analysis for an instance to track the health of SQL Server environments. Schedule daily or weekly check-ups to keep SQL Servers performing in top shape.
Choose any combination of categories: blocking processes, database configuration, deadlocks, disk, disaster recovery, index optimization, long-running jobs, memory, network, open transactions, and more.
Choose which database or application workload to include in the analysis. Block recommendations per instance to reduce analysis noise for undesirable changes. Block databases from being included in analyses.
Based on the last analysis run, quickly see the overall health of all registered servers. Drill down to a selected instance, analysis, server, and recommendation.
Access the results of every analysis stored for registered instances. View summaries and drill down to details.
Quickly view all sessions that are currently active with detailed performance metrics collected from Dynamic Management Views (DMV).
Determine which sessions are blocking or are involved in a deadlock.
Identify jobs and transactions that may be running longer than usual.
Uncover many of the most common holes in security settings.
Identify database integrity issues and recovery methods that may leave the database in a potentially unrecoverable state.
Collect data using extended events and SQL Trace events. Automatically use the best method available depending on the SQL Server version, or decide to use SQL Trace events always.
Examine configuration settings of SQL Server and the Windows operating system.
Identify configuration settings that cause processor bottlenecks.
Diagnose issues with networking hardware and bandwidth.
SQL Query Tuning
Evaluate the most troublesome queries and gain immediate suggestions to improve their performance.
Display statistical details about query plans For SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Amazon RDS SQL Server and deliver recommendations to improve their performance.
Analyze custom queries by parsing the T-SQL script without actually executing the query to receive recommendations.
Diagnose databases indexes to determine possible performance optimizations.
Analyze the most popular wait statistics that cause query delays for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS SQL Server.
Display the highest performance improvement options first according to a patented ranking system.
Generate the executable SQL script to enact the recommended change. Also, generate reverse scripts for quickly undoing any of the previously run SQL scripts.
Export performance recommendations to disk for convenient distribution.
Access enhanced and new expert recommendations that are unique to the managed cloud databases Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS SQL Server.
Run SQL Doctor on cloud virtual machines with Windows – such as Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
SQL Doctor can access cloud storage that is mapped as network drives or removable drives on Microsoft Windows. For example, map to Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).
Tune instances of SQL Server running on cloud virtual machines – such as Microsoft Azure VMs and Amazon EC2.
Tune the SQL Server cloud databases Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS for SQL Server.
Access enhanced and new expert recommendations that are unique to the managed SQL Server cloud databases Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS for SQL Server.
Avoid learning new tools by using the same tuning tool for SQL Server on-premises on physical and virtual machines, in the cloud on virtual machines, and the cloud as managed databases.