SQL Server is a huge product and there are few products which I personally use to improve my productivity.


Pluralsight is a group of serious developers. They are also committed to creating the best training available. This mix of training for developers, by developers is what rings true to their customers. They call it hardcore developer training. You’ll know it as superior training that is relevant and pushes all the latest technologies.


Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting.


Red Gate Software is a software company based in Cambridge, UK. It primarily provides tools for database developers and administrators.

Devart SQL Server Tools

Devart is a vendor of database development and management software. Company’s tools support SQL Server and other popular databases. Along with a database oriented software Devart offers productivity tools for Visual Studio developers.


This premier collection of Melissa Data’s contact verification and enrichment tools provide a wide range of data transformation, cleansing and matching functionality within SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) – facilitating the success of data integration, ETL, BI, MDM and data governance initiatives.


ApexSQL is a leading vendor of tools for Microsoft SQL Server. ApexSQL’s products help SQL Server developers and DBAs accomplish complex tasks easily.


ManageEngine SQLDBManager Plus is a Microsoft SQL Server availability and performance monitoring software that helps DBAs ensure high availability and performance for their critical database servers. It provides a holistic view of production databases in place and helps database administrators (DBAs) track database usage, help in capacity planning and troubleshooting any performance related issues, ensuring 24×7 uptime.


Embarcadero is committed to providing the industry’s broadest and deepest set of software tools for developers, DBAs, and architects. Embarcadero’s heterogeneous tools enable customers to design, build, and run their databases and applications in the environments they choose, free from the constraints, costs, and learning curves associated with multiple platform-specific tools.