Sql Server Profiler Alternatives

    Sql Server Profiler is described as 'SQL Server Profiler shows how SQL Server resolves queries internally. This allows administrators to see exactly what Transact-SQL statements or Multi-Dimensional Expressions are submitted to the server and how the server accesses the database or cube to return result sets' and is an app in the Development category. There are six alternatives to Sql Server Profiler for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is ExpressProfiler, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sql Server Profiler are Neor Profile SQL (Free), dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server (Free), Datawizard SQL Profiler (Paid) and IdealSqlTracer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 9, 2021

    1. ExpressProfiler (aka SqlExpress Profiler) is a simple and fast replacement for SQL Server Profiler with basic GUI and integration with Red Gate Ecosystem project.
    2. MySQL free GUI tool for profiling SQL queries. The Neor Profile SQL is the solution for developers providing to profile the MySQL queries. This software allows the tracking of all queries to MySQL server from your application or website.
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    3. dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server is a free tool for capturing and analyzing SQL Server events. The events and data columns are stored in a physical trace file for later examination.
    4. Datawizard SQL Profiler (ex. AnjLab SQL Profiler) takes profiling beyond the database. Instantly trace SQL performance across servers, apps, users, and connections.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      IdealSqlTracer is a simple, free, open source alternative to SQL Profiler that formats all of the sql behind a web page or desktop app. It puts the formatted sql in notepad so that you can easily copy it to SSMS.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ClearTrace imports SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000 trace and Profiler files into SQL Server and displays summary performance information.
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