Feb
11
2016

List of Free Database and PowerShell Tools

This Article covers the list of Free database and PowerShell tools I come across time to time, this list will keep growing as I discover them, leave comments if you like any one tool better than other.

 

SQL Server

 

  1. Database Health – dashboard overview for quick database health checks (http://databasehealth.com)
  2. Idera Free tools for SQL server: https://www.idera.com/productssolutions/freetools, below are some of best which I like, they are not totally free but works for most of cases even with limited functionality, you can compare the free and pro version in case it has pro available. Download is by invite links so put your info once to get it, link will be sent over email, it is safe!
    1. SQL XEvent Profiler
    2. SQL Update Statistics
    3. SQL Fragmentation Analyzer
    4. SQL Column Search

 

 

PowerShell

 

  1. How to write reusable PowerShell script (https://www.simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/the-posh-dba—towards-the-re-usable-powershell-script/)
  2. Idera Free tools for PowerShell: https://www.idera.com/productssolutions/freetools, below are some of best which I like, they are not totally free but works for most of cases even with limited functionality, you can compare the free and pro version in case it has pro available. Download is by invite links so put your info once to get it, link will be sent over email, it is safe!
    1. PowerShell Plus – one of best free powerful PowerShell script writer
    2. PowerShell Scripts for SQL

 

 

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About the Author: Nitin G

Indian born, trekker, biker, photographer, lover of monsoons. I've been working full time with SQL Server since year 2005 and blogs to post the content aquired during my research on new topics or fixing issues faced by me as a DBA while working in different kind of projects, hope some of my posts may helps others in SQLDBA community. Everything you read on my blog is my own personal opinion and any code is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties!

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