Over 400 downloads of the database health reports.

Today, the Database Health Reports had its 400th download.  I would like to say thank you to everyone who is using the product, and an extra thank you to those who have provided me with feedback.

Here is a history of the Database Health Report project, http://databasehealth.stevestedman.com/about.

My Goal:  I would like to provide the Database Health Reports project for free to as many people as I possibly can for as long as I can.  One day I am sure that it will require more of a support team, and more developers, but as long as I can do this for FREE with just me working on it I will continue to do that.

Download

If you haven’t tried out the Database Health Reports project you can get it from the FREE download page.

I am currently working on Beta 6. Currently Beta 5 is out in the wild and going well.

Thanks!!!

Thanks everyone for using the Database Health Reports project!

-Steve Stedman

Over 300 Dowloads of the Database Health Reports

Today, the Database Health Reports had its 300th dowload.  I would like to say thank you to everyone who is using the product, and an extra thank you to those who have provided me with feedback.

Since I started  planning the Database Health Reports a year and a half ago, until the latest download release on January 10th, 2013, it has been quite an adventure. I have met many great people, learned lots about their specific environments and needs, and grown the product to more than I ever considered.

Here is a history of the Database Health Report project, http://databasehealth.stevestedman.com/about.

My Goal:  I would like to provide the Database Health Reports project for free to as many people as I possibly can for as long as I can.  One day I am sure that it will require more of a support team, and more developers, but as long as I can do this for FREE with just me working on it I will continue to do that.

Download

If you haven’t tried out the Database Health Reports project you can get it from the FREE download page.

I am currently working on Beta 5, and plan to add some great new features in the next beta release.

Thanks!!!

Thanks everyone for using the Database Health Reports project!

-Steve Stedman

Database Health Reports – Historic Waits Report Sneak Preview

Coming in the next beta of the Database Health Report is a new feature called the Historic Reports which installs a small database to track database statistics over time.  This has an extremely light load on the overall database performance, and will allow you to track down details of why the database was slow at a specific point in time.

Here is the current rough version of the Historic waits report for one database.  With this report, you can filter down to specific time frames with different granularity options to find a specific point in time where the system was slow, and from there determine what query or queries were causing the system to be slow.

The new historic waits reports should completely replace and make obsolete the existing waits reports that were included in Beta 1 and Beta 2.  What I love about the new historic waits reporting is that this is something that I could use to make my job easier every day.

For now please download Beta 2 of the Database Health Reports or register on this site and you will be informed when Beta 3 of the Database Health Reports is available.   Beta 2 was cool, but Beta 3 is going to be spectacular.  Beta 3 is schedule for about November 15th, so I have about 3 and half weeks to get all the cool new historic waits monitoring features in for the Beta.  Beta 3 will support monitoring of SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012.

-Steve Stedman

Bellingham WA