Database administrators have a lot on their plates. When we talked to DBAs about the amount of data under management, almost half responded that they manage more than 25 database instances each and almost 10 percent manage more than 100 database instances each.
As the number of instances increase – usually without management resources growing at a commensurate rate – admins need to figure out a way to work smart and faster. Efficiency is about determining which “fires” are burning most rapidly, putting the most data or applications at risk.
Spotlight on SQL Server provides three categories of database management capabilities to help boost efficiency:
Here are a few tips to help make the most of Spotlight’s alerts – the first critical management functions to ensure that databases are running smoothly.
Put the alerts to the test yourself. Download a free 30 day trial of Spotlight on SQL Server today.
Want to learn more about managing SQL Servers? Next Tuesday we’ll have more tips for using Spotlight. In the meantime, watch an on-demand webcast, “Get Your SQL Server in Shape This Spring with Spotlight on SQL Server,” where Quest’s Peter O’Connell demos the product to identify and fight database fires.