ApexSQL Monitor vs the competition: Comparison matrix

We have just posted a new comparison matrix of ApexSQL Monitor vs other SQL Server performance monitoring tools, highlighting comparative feature sets. Click here to see the matrix

ApexSQL Monitor is a very new entrant to this crowded field, but with the 2016 release, we’ve made a major step closer to feature parity with some large enterprise products that have been around much longer. For several features, ApexSQL Monitor offers the feature when one of more of these other tools don’t.

January 27, 2016

ApexSQL Complete 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Complete 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Complete: ApexSQL Complete is a SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio add-in, which speeds up coding by automatically completing SQL code statements, filling in SQL code fragments and more.

January 15, 2016

ApexSQL Source Control 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Source Control 2016 has been released.

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Source Control: ApexSQL Source Control is a SQL Server Management Studio add-in, which allows you to version control SQL databases and objects. It integrates with all major source control systems and provides you with all object versioning features, without the need for an additional source control client.

December 31, 2015

ApexSQL Backup 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Backup 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Backup: ApexSQL Backup is a tool that enables management and automation of backup jobs while preserving the backup chain for easy point-in-time restoration (database rollback). In addition, it offers automation of backup, restore, and log shipping jobs, stores details of all backup activities and enables easy cross server backup management and maintenance. ApexSQL Backup offers instant backup creation, as well as instant backup restoration, and backup security is enhanced by automatically performing backup verification. All captured metric values and backup activities are automatically stored in a central database repository – a single SQL Server database which provides easy maintenance.

December 30, 2015

What’s new in ApexSQL Monitor 2016

In the new version of ApexSQL Monitor, 2016 R1 we added eleven new features and improvements

SQL Server 2016 CTP3 support

ApexSQL Monitor 2016 R1 fully supports SQL Server 2016 CTP3 which can be monitored and used for hosting the central repository database.

December 30, 2015

ApexSQL Monitor 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Monitor 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, major fix release

About ApexSQL Monitor: ApexSQL Monitor is a Windows and SQL Server monitoring tool with a wide range of monitored metrics. It tracks Windows, SQL Server instance, and database metrics on multiple local and remote machines and SQL Server instances. It monitors the most important SQL Server statistics, memory, buffer, and page metrics – batch requests per second, user connections, target and total server memory, buffer cache hit ratio, batch requests, page life expectancy, page reads and writes per second, and more. ApexSQL Monitor also tracks SQL Server wait statistics including the individual queries wait statistics. Monitoring these metrics enables you to identify and troubleshoot performance problems, establish trends, and set baselines.

December 29, 2015

ApexSQL Build 2016 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Build 2016 has been released

Type: Major feature, minor fix release

About ApexSQL Build: ApexSQL Build is a SQL database deployment tool that builds new databases and updates existing ones by packaging SQL scripts, SQL script folders, database snapshots, and scripts under version control into a single deployment SQL script, a .NET solution, or an executable installer. It allows specifying the objects to be created or updated, ensures error-free deployment, enables executing SQL scripts against multiple SQL Servers simultaneously, and more.

December 22, 2015