Five years have passed since the release of SPDocKit. The idea of creating a simple, yet effective, documentation tool for SharePoint administrators has progressed into creating a similar tool for SQL admins.
We are happy to announce that the idea has grown into a new Acceleratio Ltd. product, SQLDocKit. We hope that SQLDocKit will be just as successful, if not even more popular than SPDocKit.
Now let me tell you why SQL Server matters. Over the course of the last decade, Microsoft SQL Server has grown to be one of the most reliable enterprise databases. Nonetheless, we come across many clients who struggle to gain control over their SQL Server environment and the SQL instances they have running in their organization. This is not just a problem associated with the free editions, such as SQL Server Express and SQL Server Developer, but with SQL Standard and Enterprise as well, where you can have numerous SQL Server instances that you don’t know about.
The thing is, without proper control mechanisms, a great number of SQL databases could be running in an organization. They take up precious CPU and memory resources, sometimes letting them go to waste with improper usage. In large corporations, or in developer and test departments, many terabytes of disk space are wasted or blocked by databases that are no longer in use. When developing SQLDocKit, my colleagues and I took notice of all these potential issues that SQL admins tackle every day.
What does SQLDocKit have to offer?
Here’s what SQLDocKit features are in store for you:
We figured that there may always be an SQL Server here and there that you’re not even aware of. For that reason, we created SQLDocKit to scan your entire domain. It examines all of your servers and reports back to you with a list of all SQL instances in your environment.
- View a detailed list of all available features and reports by the license type.
Among many features, we came to the conclusion that it would be a great benefit to SQL admins if they had a tool to track down all of their SQL Servers and create a comprehensive inventory of all their SQL Server settings and databases. That’s why we made sure to provide SQL admins with a lot of useful reports in SQLDocKit. Additionally, all of the reports that SQLDocKit creates are exportable in DOCX and PDF format.
Our team wanted to help SQL admins to understand the growth of their databases better and to get a clearer picture of the disk space used by log files. We’ve equipped SQLDocKit with a set of predefined Best Practices and health checks so you can make sure that your database servers are properly configured according to the latest best practices.
Download the free trial and let us know if you like our new tool. All comments, questions or even advice on how to make SQLDocKit even better are more than welcome so contact us!