SQL Governor is a leading-edge software for Microsoft SQL Server capacity and performance management.

SQL Governor for planning, forecasting, and optimizing Microsoft Data Platforms

SQL Governor is the only software product on the market to feature SQL Server capacity planning and performance optimization in the same solution.

With SQL Governor, you can easily:

  • Modernize your data platform
  • Ease data migration to the cloud
  • Plan the future capacity of your data platform
  • Reduce licensing and hardware costs

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Prepare your data platform
for cloud migrations
Plan your data center renewals
and on-premise migrations
Manage your SQL Server lifecycle,
availability and performance

Here's what you can do with SQL Governor


  • Easily plan the future of your SQL estate. 
  • Calculate the optimal server topology for your target data platform. 
  • Right-size and consolidate your servers, instances and databases,
  • Gain remarkable cost savings and a more robust target architecture.  
  • Support for both server-level and instance-level capacity planning. 
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  • Forecast present and future SQL Server capacity and resource utilization. 
  • Monitor that the capacity limits of the platform are not exceeded at any time during the life cycle.
  • Set service-level agreements for performance counters. 
  • Connect servers, instances and databases to services and customers to manage your whole SQL Server platform with minimal effort. 


  • Monitor your data platform 24/7 from a rooftop view. 
  • Follow over 60 different key performance counters, alerts, and corresponding predictive alerts on server, instance, and database level.  
  • Proactively prevent performance problems with Machine Learning -based alerting.
  • Drill down to wait statistics and plan cache to identify performance issues.
  • Review blocking and locking queries over time.
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  • Predict potential performance issues even weeks before they occur.
  • Prevent platform disasters and minimize downtime with predictive alerts. 
  • Set your own alerting and warning levels. 
  • Get alerts to your email or dashboard notifications. 
  • Manually or automatically configure alert levels and actions for each performance counter. 


  • Get detailed profiling data by configuring, running and diagnosing lightweight traces from TSQL queries running on client SQL Servers.  
  • Identify which queries are using the most resources. 
  • Launch lightweight TSQL query traces on desired databases.  
  • Identify poorly performing TSQL queries. 
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  • Identify the pain points in SQL Server instance level configurations. 
  • Automate your diagnostics process regarding client SQL Server wait statistics, indexes, instances, databases, and more.  
  • Identify unused indexes and missing and fragmented indexes to focus on the essential.  
  • Run instance and database level health checks on your production environment. 


  • Automatically updated, real-time overview of the health of the entire system at once. 
  • Covers most important alerts, predicted alerts, physical volume tracking, T-SQL query plan cache situation and blocked queries. 
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  • Versatile built-in reports 
  • More than 30 built-in SSRS reports 
  • Share data with others by exporting to reports to PDF or Excel. 
  • Historical data is always available for querying. 
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“If we had relied on guesswork to determine the size and performance of our new platform, we would probably have ordered too many or too large servers. The monetary savings we gained using SQL Governor were considerable.”


- Juha-Pekka Ström, Software Architect, Visma Solutions 



“SQL Governor helps Softcat customers to optimize and simplify their Microsoft SQL Estates. The software and methodology are cutting edge.”


– Matt Ward, ITAM Enterprise Account Director at Softcat Plc, UK



“Most performance monitoring tools look at one server at a time. SQL Governor's capacity planning software suite is the only one that allows me to look at all my clients’ servers as a unit, to make best use of their physical resources and mitigate their licensing costs.”


– Jeff Garbus, CEO & Founder at Soaring Eagle, Florida, US 

Frequently Asked Questions

SQL Governor is a leading-edge software product for automated Microsoft SQL Server migration planning and life-cycle management. It is the only software product on the market to combine capacity planning capabilities for on-premises and cloud migrations and consolidations with performance monitoring and optimization.

SQL Governor is used globally by organizations with large SQL Server estates and by database consultancies and independent consultants who use SQL Governor to manage their client organizations' data platforms. On top of that, several IT infrastructure service providers use SQL Governor as a part of their service portfolio.

Organizations often get SQL Governor when they are planning a database platform migration or modernization project and planning transition to the cloud.

Learn more by getting to know our partners and customer cases. 

SQL Governor pricing is based on the number of SQL Server instances in scope. Pricing supports both continuous use of SQL Governor and time bound project approach, thus it is easily adjustable to particular customer needs.

If you’d like to hear more about our pricing, don't hesitate to book a meeting with Oula. 

Yes. SQL Governor's capacity planning features can be instantly used in SQL Server environments which are being monitored with SQL Sentry by SentryOne.

SQL Governor plugs-in to an existing SQL Sentry installation repository via an API. SQL Governor core components can be typically installed on same server where actual SQL Sentry repository resides. It eliminates the need to install and connect SQL Governor monitoring part to the current SQL Server environment to collect the workload data from scratch for several months. So the API speeds up the time-to-value and does not cause extra workload to source servers.

Please book a demo to hear more about this solution.


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