Free Tools for the SQL Server DBA

This is a list of many of the free tools and helpful websites I use during my day-to-day work.

There is a more detailed post about these here.

TOOLS:

WhoIsActive:

http://www.tinyurl.com/whoisactive

SQL Query Stress:

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/adam_machanic/archive/2016/01/04/sqlquerystress-the-source-code.aspx

SQL Load Generator:

http://sqlloadgenerator.codeplex.com/

SQL Sentry Plan Explorer:

http://sqlsentry.net/plan-explorer/sql-server-query-view.asp

Clear Trace:

http://www.scalesql.com/cleartrace/

Red-Gate SQL Search:

http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-search/

Nimble Text:

http://nimbletext.com/

WEBSITES:

http://statisticsioparser.com/statisticsioparser/

http://poorsql.com/

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/trace+flags/70131/

http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/wait-statistics-or-please-tell-me-where-it-hurts/

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