Database Monitor

  • All-In-One Database Monitoring at a glance

  • Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL & more

  • Avoid downtimes, optimize performance


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Database Monitor: 
5 Reasons for Using PRTG


Database availability and database performance are vital elements to your business's operations. PRTG queries data from your database without lengthy query, connection, or return times. The execution time of the entire database request is displayed on your PRTG dashboard at all times.


Monitor specific datasets from your databases, like no other database monitoring tools do, with individually-configured PRTG sensors and SQL queries that you define yourself. These datasets may come from the ticket database or online shop (see examples). Such database monitoring will enable you to optimize your business procedures and provide employees with important information.


Would you like to use PRTG to analyze and monitor specific datasets in your databases? Then combine your database monitor with customizable reports which you can have sent to your managers automatically. With PRTG, all reporting features are included!


PRTG offers predefined sensors for every important database manufacturer. Among them: MySQLMicrosoft SQLOracle SQL, and PostgreSQL. If you use a database that is not listed here, you can often run our ADO SQL Sensor. Not enough? Write your own custom sensor easily.


Thanks to the PRTG dashboard, you'll enjoy an overview of all your databases - and much more, if you so choose. With PRTG, you can monitor your entire network. This is smart, for if your databases are acting up, the problem may ultimately lie elsewhere.

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3 examples of
database monitoring with PRTG


Many companies uses ticket databases for outstanding work orders. Paessler also uses a ticket database, e.g. for its customer support. If this database contains too many unprocessed tickets, PRTG will automatically sound the alarm. When the sensor switches to red, you'll know at once that additional staff is required.


With PRTG, you can track your stock. When your online shop is booming, your warehouse often takes a heavy hit. PRTG will promptly notify those in charge so they can deal with the situation quickly.



How much does your company make per hour, per day, per week? Use PRTG to display these figures on a screen in the office where everyone can see them. Further stats, such as the number of visitors to your website, are also part of the overview.


PRTG comes preconfigured for many different database providers. Customizable and flexible.

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Practically every business operation at any modern company is based on information that is stored and managed in SQL (Structured Query Language) databases. For a business to be successful, these databases must always be up and running.


Database crashes can be caused by hardware errors, faulty configurations, or too little disk space or memory. Corrupted databases with defective files can also lead to problems. PRTG allows administrators to ensure their databases are constantly available and performing in an optimal manner.


PRTG features a customizable alarm system. Configure its settings in such a way as to be informed promptly - before bigger problems arise. Be alerted by email or SMS, for example. Once notified, you can quickly intervene to resolve the database issue.



PRTG comes with 200+ predefined sensors. During setup, PRTG pings the network and automatically creates appropriate sensors. This saves administrators a great deal of time. PRTG also provides sensors for the various different databases.

  • Oracle SQL: Oracle has always enjoyed a large market share, especially in the business environment. For this database, PRTG offers the Oracle SQL v2 Sensor.
  • Microsoft SQL: Microsoft's database solution is also in widespread use. For this database, PRTG offers the Microsoft SQL v2 Sensor.
  • MySQL: MySQL is the most popular open source database, used by a multitude of websites, as well as by small and medium-sized companies. For MySQL, apply the MySQL v2 Sensor.
  • PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL is also an open source database system. Use PRTG's PostgreSQL Sensor to monitor a system of this kind.
  • More databases: If you work with a different database than those listed above, give our ADO SQL Sensor a try. This sensor can monitor any data source which is available through OLE DB or ODBC.


WMI Microsoft SQL sensors will let you call up specific information from your databases. This sensor is available in four versions: 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2016. Find out more in our blog post, "Sensor of the week: Microsoft SQL Sensor."

Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG

Paessler AG submitted an extensive survey to interview more than 600 IT departments worldwide who use PRTG. The goal of this survey was to optimize and fine-tune our Network Monitoring Software to better meet the needs of administrators.

One survey result: more than 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or have already done so.

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Quote Arne Seifert

Practical tip: “Hey Arne, what would you tell administrators looking to use PRTG to monitor their databases?”

"With PRTG’s SQL Sensor, you can display up to ten results from one table. If it is impossible to provide results from the table to be evaluated in a fixed order, you can use the “key-value pair” in the SQL sensor to evaluate the data. Create a two-column table with SQL and identify the lines in the left-hand column which contain unique content. PRTG will then use the values from the adjacent column for the sensor display".

Arne Seifert works in the Paessler AG support department.

The Swiss Army Knife for Admins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically, to your specific needs, using the API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems


Our network monitoring software works for you and immediately lets you know when your databases are not working properly.
Then you can go about your day-to-day tasks with total peace of mind. 


Setting up PRTG is quick and easy. You can access as many sensors as you need to monitor your databases. And thanks to its 200+ predefined sensors, you'll have no trouble detecting the causes of crashes.


With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for monitoring your SQL databases and servers. Our dashboard provides a quick and concise overview at all times - whether on your desktop or as an app.


80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of printer monitoring. The experience of our customers shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves in an average of 3 ½ months.

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Every day, our support team responds to questions from PRTG users. We aim to resolve every inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Here are some of the most common questions regarding database performance monitoring:

Q & A: How can I monitor error tables in SQL databases?

Q & A: How can I monitor strings from an SQL database?

Q & A: How to setup the SQL v2 sensors in PRTG? Is there a guide?



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Anyone who has ever searched for database monitoring tools knows that there is an overwhelming amount on offer. PRTG is often the tool of choice because it comes with a number of advantages: 

All-inclusive, no extra costs: With PRTG, you get the full range of functions and features at no extra charge. The alarm feature is included, as are customizable reports and free support. We offer our customers an all-in-one package. You won't be surprised by hidden costs. This makes purchasing PRTG both coherent and predictable.

Easily upgradeable: There are two versions of PRTG for getting started. Take advantage of the full range of features for 30 days. The first 100 sensors are free and never expire. These sensors will enable you to get a good feel for PRTG, and come with no strings attached. Should you ever wish to try more comprehensive monitoring, PRTG is individually upgradeable. We have developed a flexible licensing model precisely for this purpose.  

Straightforward and professional monitoring: Thanks to PRTG's convenient Smart Setup, which creates sensors during installation, you can get started with your monitoring right away. The dashboard and early warning system provide administrators with a concise overview, not to mention peace of mind. PRTG promises greater protection and security!

Costs: Improved network management results in noticeably fewer crashes and disruptions. Administrators thereby save time and money. In general, the purchase price pays for itself in no time at all. And PRTG provides for long-term savings!


Behind the PRTG Network Monitoring Tool lies the dedicated PAESSLER AG team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler, who still runs it today. PESSLER AG's headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany.

Every day we get a little bit closer to making our product the perfect monitoring tool. What's more, PAESSLER AG has developed a database system just for PRTG. This in-house development boasts an exceptional level of performance and security.

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