Before we get to "what sets xSQL Profiler apart" we need to first explain what it does so here is the brief list of what it allows you to do:
- register SQL Server instances and databases in the xSQL Profiler workspace;
- define highly granular events that you may want to trace (a predefined set comes with the product);
- define traces (choose the servers / databases you wish to trace; choose the events; set filters so that you can trace exactly what you want nothing more, nothing less);
- schedule traces - you can define as many start/stop intervals as you wish and set those intervals to occur only once or recur daily, weekly, monthly;
- view trace data using the xSQL Profiler predefined viewing panel that allows you to filter sort and group the events;
- query the central repository directly using T-SQL.
Now, how is this different from the rest of the tools out there:
- you can deploy this monitoring and auditing platform in minutes days, weeks or months - there are no agents on the servers that will be traced - you simply install the xSQL Profiler on a workstation or server where the xSQL Profiler service will also be running and you are done with the installation.
- allows a high level of granularity in defining events / traces thus eliminating the unnecessary load placed on servers when you trace more than you need to.
- It is so simple even a "cave man could do it" - these geico commercials are getting to me :)
- IT IS ABSOLUTELY FREE (only for up to two SQL Server instances that is - what did you think, someone's got to pay for all that work we have done) <- -="" any="" couldn="" fine="" finer="" here="" i="" it="" li="" make="" print="" read="" t="" than="" the="" this="">->