Spotlight Freemium Edition

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Get real-time SQL Server monitoring at no cost.

Stay informed of critical changes with instant notifications and snapshots of high-priority issues.



Experience the power of Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise for free with Spotlight Freemium Edition, a plug-in to the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). With Spotlight Freemium Edition, you can:

  • Deploy real-time monitoring across your SQL Server portfolios, tracking the most critical performance criteria and getting instant notifications when issues arise
  • View snapshots of all monitored instances using intuitive heatmap technology, with specific focus on high-priority issues
  • Leverage capabilities in conjunction with a proactive system health check for a robust view of SQL performance
Easily upgrade to Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise to enjoy all of the components of a complete SQL Server monitoring and diagnostics solution.

Monitor all your SQL Server connections for free within SSMS. Monitoring features include a heatmap, alarms list and real-time diagnostics for each connection.

System health check
Receive a prioritized list of key system health issues enabling you to pinpoint and address them within your SQL Server infrastructure. You will receive a notification in your account inbox the moment healthcheck results are available. Healthchecks cover five categories including: security, disaster recovery, index optimization, memory and SQL best practices.

Performance health
Gain insight into the performance of each of your instances. The information analyzed includes: recent history of the instance’s performance, system waits and I/O latency. See how your performance is trending over time, compare one instance with and another and benchmark how you compare with aggregate statistics from the entire SpotlightEssentials.com community.

Most expensive queries
Access comprehensive information about the most expensive queries running on your instances. View the SQL, trend charts and execution plans for each query so you have the full picture. Compare how your SQL performed from one execution to another and examine if a change in query plan has had a positive or negative effect.
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