Dell Releases Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.0 and Foglight for SQL Server 5.7
October 30, 2014
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Dell Software announced a host of enhancements that further demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the SQL Server database market, including the release of Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.0.

Dell Software’s complete set of end-to-end SQL Server solutions enables customers to get the most from their database investments. Along with Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.0, newly upgraded solutions include Foglight for SQL Server 5.7, Toad for SQL Server 6.5, LiteSpeed for SQL Server 8.0, and SharePlex 8.6.

Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.0, a SQL Server database monitoring tool, continues to break new ground when it comes to providing customers with the ultimate in flexibility to suit their specific usage needs.

Building on the success of the Wait Stat analysis workflow, Spotlight 11 introduces a multi-dimensional workload analysis to provide maximum insight into performance issues.

The new release also features a mobile capability that allows SQL Server DBAs to remotely diagnose issues directly from their mobile phones. Spotlight mobile is implemented as a native mobile app (IOS, Android and Windows Mobile), delivering the user experience customers have come to expect from mobile apps.

In addition, version 11 features a new SCOM management pack, enabling SCOM users to leverage Spotlight on SQL Server for SQL Server monitoring and diagnostic needs.

The newly released Foglight for SQL Server 5.7, for real-time and historical database performance monitoring of both virtualized and non-virtualized databases, introduces the new SQL Performance Investigator that provides fast, accurate and detailed SQL workload analytics within its flexible deep dive monitoring platform. Foglight for SQL Server can monitor thousands of instances within a single download-and-go installation, while offering deep dive operational and workload data collection and retention. Designed specifically to help ease the workload of the DBA, additional new features include:

- Multi-Dimensional Data Cube for fast workload analytics, with historical session data that allows for easy navigation through performance metrics and ability to gather more granular metric data

- Lock analysis to show who is locking a table and causing degradation for other users. Forensic level analysis shows both real-time and historical data to determine who is holding the lock, what object is being locked, and for how long, and provides the ability end the locker’s session

- Change Tracking to track changes to database configuration, objects, execution plan and system configuration to quickly see the impact changes have on database performance

Dell’s collective expertise and the breadth and depth of its SQL Server solutions span the entire IT infrastructure, from hardware to software and services. Dell is one of the largest resellers of Microsoft SQL Server licenses worldwide, and a leading worldwide Microsoft SQL Server deployment partner. Recipient of six 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, Dell has 17 Microsoft-certified Masters on-staff, more than 20 advanced Microsoft competencies, and more than 38,000 SQL Server databases managed worldwide.

The latest releases of Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise and Foglight for SQL Server are available now, direct from Dell and through the channel.

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