Datadog extends monitoring for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure database platforms

Datadog extends monitoring for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure database platforms

Datadog, the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, announced expanded monitoring for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure database platforms. The announcement builds on Datadog’s Database Monitoring product, launched in August last year.

With this expanded support, engineers and database administrators can quickly pinpoint and address performance issues such as costly and slow queries, incorrect indexes in SQL Server or Azure databases, and bottlenecks in their applications.

“We launched Database Monitoring last year because we wanted to help our customers reduce database costs, troubleshoot performance inefficiencies, and increase collaboration between engineers and database administrators,” said Omri Sass, group product manager of Application Performance Monitoring at Datadog. “By adding support for SQL Server and Azure database services, Microsoft users can better accomplish these goals and discover and implement the right database improvements while saving time communicating and reconciling information.”

Datadog’s SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of customers’ entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security, and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications, and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

“Microsoft Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance have fully managed database services that feature built-in security controls, automated maintenance and are always up to date,” said Ramnik Gulati, senior director, product marketing, data & AI at Microsoft.

“The expanded support of Datadog’s Database Monitoring product further strengthens this collaboration by providing Microsoft customers with deep insights into their managed and self-hosted SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL databases, enabling them to build and scale workloads with confidence,” Gulati added.

Datadog Database Monitoring for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure database platforms includes the following features:

  1. Valuable Query Metrics: View metrics such as average latency, total execution time, and the number of rows queried to identify problematic queries and use historical query performance data to track long-term trends.
  2. Explain Plan Analysis: Visualize differences between multiple explain plans for individual queries to identify hotspots and seamlessly pivot from explaining strategies to related metrics to understand how inefficiencies impact performance.
  3. Centralized Query, Database, and Infrastructure Metrics: View and monitor query-level and host-level metrics to better understand how resource constraints affect database performance.

Database Monitoring is available for Microsoft customers using SQL Server or Azure Database Platforms.

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