The increasing size of SQL Server databases, alongside the growing complexity of SQL Server estates, is making more organizations realize the need for a tool that enables proactive monitoring. Let us try to answer a question – What is the ROI of a SQL Server Monitoring Tool?
Hand-rolled scripts can provide basic information, like wait stats and memory utilization, but that is often not enough. With the database a key element of business operations, companies also need to know about abnormal resource patterns, like sustained CPU spikes, and problems such as failed backups.
The ability to see trends in data collected by a monitoring tool can also keep businesses informed about I/O, memory or disk space issues, long before they become a crisis.
For example, if you can map when you are likely to run out of disk space you can ensure you increase the availability at a time when the impact on users will be minimal.
This kind of valuable information does come at a cost. By using a SQL Server monitoring tool you are swapping the cost of manual monitoring with a tool that automates the process for you, so which is more affordable for your business?
With Redgate’s SQL Server monitoring return on investment (ROI) calculator you can work out how much you currently spend on manual monitoring, and what you could save by switching to using a tool such as SQL Monitor.
Simply enter the number of servers you monitor, your DBA’s hourly rate and how long they spend monitoring each SQL Server per day, and we’ll give you a personalized report on the cost of manual monitoring versus using a monitoring tool. You’ll also receive a free guide on further facts behind the figures, the benefits behind the facts and what to look for when purchasing a tool.
Calculate and download your free personalized ROI guide from Redgate now.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)