SQL Elements is our newest product at Idera. With it, you can discover, track, and manage your SQL Server environment more effectively.
This software was conceived from dozens of conversations between our team members and technologists around the country and the world – through email surveys, personal conversations at SQL Saturdays, suggestions to our sales and support teams, and via suggestions from thought leaders in the SQL Server space. Over and over we were told that there was a need for a tool that could give a broad overview of a SQL Server environment: something to help both database administrators and IT generalists to discover servers in their environment, document what they were being used for, and identify any basic health or configuration issues which need attention.
We set out to address these desires, and our results just came out of beta. SQL Elements provides fundamental information on your SQL Servers to help you keep track of and manage your database environment without having to be an expert in SQL Server. It gives a broad enterprise-wide view of all your SQL Servers through automated discovery as well as simple, actionable information about the state of the environment. You can view core information such as how many databases exist, whether they are being backed up, plus basic availability monitoring and notification so you can take action as needed.
Vicky Harp is a software developer, product manager, green thumb, and general geek who lives just outside Houston, Texas. I post regularly on Twitter (@vickyharp) and have had the privilege to speak at SQL Server events around the country. I’ve worked for Idera since 2004, where I spent many years as a developer on SQL diagnostic manager. I am presently a product manager for our SQL Server product group.