Monitor and Analyse SQL Server Performance

dbForge Monitor is a FREE add-in for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio that allows you to track and analyse SQL Server performance. The tool includes a variety tools for SQL Server diagnostics, including a bunch of SQL performance metrics allowing to see the comprehensive and clear picture of all processes taking place on the server, detect most expensive queries, waiting tasks, and performance bottlenecks. With dbForge Monitor, you will save hours of time spent on SQL Server performance analysis!

Key Features


The Overview tab of the tool allows you to see what actually happens at your SQL Server from various angles. A rich collection of metrics for versatile monitoring of SQL Server performance includes:

  • CPU Utilization
  • Memory Utilization
  • Disc Activity
  • Read and Write Latencies
  • IO latency
    ... and much more!

dbForge Monitor - Dashboard

Data Input/Output

With the IO data tab of the tool, you can easily view statistics of the read and write operations for each database file. In particular, you can track:

  • Total amount of data reads and writes
  • Count of input/output operations
  • Read/write latency
Data Input/Output

Wait Statistics

The Wait Stats tab, you can identify the resources that slow down the server. It shows the list of waiting tasks encountered by execution threads because resources required for the request fulfillment were busy or not available.

dbForge Monitor - Wait Statistics

Top Queries

dbForge Monitor includes an SQL query performance analyzer that allows you to detect and optimize the most expensive queries that overload the system. Apart from the list of the poorly performing queries, the tool shows the query text and query profiling data that can help you to rewrite a query in the most productive way.

dbForge Monitor - Top Queries

Monitor is a part of SQL Tools

SQL Tools includes a pack of essential SSMS add-ins and tools

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Takes part in DevOps Automation

Use Monitor along with dbForge DevOps Automation for SQL Server to extend DevOps practices to SQL Server databases. The solution helps optimizing productivity, reducing database release costs, and making the overall workflow consistent and safe.

dbForge DevOps Automation for SQL Server