Resolve issues proactively, before they impact the business

Correctly recognize the symptoms to deal with the root cause of any diagnostic challenge.

Analysis Features

Spotlight Homepage

Spotlight Homepage

The Spotlight Home Page highlights obvious bottlenecks and problem areas. Color coding makes it easy to see which issues need your attention first. Related server statistics are grouped together on panels that are connected by a series of graphical flows and icons. Spotlight updates these flows in real time so you can see how quickly data is moving through the system.

From this view you can drill down on a particular control to see detailed diagnostics and trace the problem to its source.

SQL Server Architecture

The SQL Server architecture shown in the diagram below is the basis for the design of the main Spotlight on SQL Server Overview page.

Workload Analysis

Drilldown on the workload of any SQL Server instance. Determine what work the database system is producing in a given time and the resources that are consumed in producing this work.

Wait Events

The Wait Events drilldown assesses sampled workload waits, that is waits that occur as a result of executing SQL statements (via an XEvents trace). The design assists in identifying SQL Statements involved with specific waits to the extent that this information is actually available.

Performance Health

An assessment of the data from server level wait statistics (sys.dm_os_wait_stats) is made to determine the overall performance health of your SQL Server.

This assessment results in a high level view of potential bottlenecks.

A SQL server instance is considered healthy if Database time is being spent productively on CPU and IO.

A performance-health rating of 80% or more is considered healthy.

It is considered unhealthy if too much database time is spent waiting for bottlenecks such as locks and latches.


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Ensure around the clock SQL Server performance and availability

Spotlight Enterprise delivers simplicity without compromise by providing unmatched monitoring, diagnostics, and optimization of your SQL Server environments.

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Monitor your SQL Server environment anytime, anywhere from your favorite mobile device.

Spotlight Enterprise users can view a Heatmap of SQL Server performance and manage alarms across all instances as well as drill into a detailed view of a specific SQL Server from a mobile device.

Spotlight Extensions
Tuning Pack

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Automated query tuning from inside SQL Server Management Studio

Navigate complex query plans, view plan analysis and even tune your SQL from with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Install Spotlight Extensions now to access Spotlight Cloud Tuning Pack inside SQL Server Management Studio.