Index Fragmentation Detection for SQL Server

Free Tool – SQL Fragmentation Analyzer

Identify index fragmentation in databases and tables

Identifying index fragmentation in databases and database tables is of significant importance to maintaining optimal query performance and efficient system resource usage. Index fragmentation can negatively affect read and write operations, causing slower data retrieval and worsening system response times. This slower response can lead to an overall subpar user experience and negatively affect business operations that rely on timely data access. By identifying and managing index fragmentation, organizations can ensure that indexes are providing the maximum benefit, improving data retrieval speed and efficiency. Additionally, addressing fragmentation helps optimize storage use, enhances system stability, and reduces the workload on the server, leading to a more resilient and performance-tuned database system.SQL Fragmentation Analyzer detects index fragmentation for SQL Server:

  • Analyze fragmentation by table or database
  • Identify databases in need of defragmentation
  • Set fragmentation thresholds
  • No agents required on managed instances
  • Connect to cloud and run in cloud.


What Is New in SQL Fragmentation Analyzer 1.2:

The release of SQL Fragmentation Analyzer version 1.2 focuses on addressing numerous customers submitted suggestions and adding quality enhancements to the application:

  • Connecting to instances via Azure Active Directory to supplement SQL Authentication and Windows Active Directory
  • Displaying the graphical user interface properly at different screen sizes and for all high resolution monitors
  • Better usability of the application by refining and reinforcing its overall functionality
  • Bug fixes


Analyze Fragmentation by Table or Database

With a color coded graph, quickly identify the databases containing the highest fragmentation levels. View fragmentation levels for an entire database or a specific table.

Identify Databases in Need of Defragmentation

An easy to view graphical representation of fragmentation levels across your SQL Servers shows index type, fragmentation percentages, size and fill-factor so users can spot immediately what given area needs attention.

Set Fragmentation Thresholds

Determine and set thresholds for fragmentation levels including what levels to consider unacceptable. Specify normal,warning, and critical levels based upon our recommendations or implement your own best practices.

No Agents Required on Managed Instances

Installing agents on SQL Server instances can be tedious and invasive. And agents installed on monitored SQL Server instances can impact performance. SQL Permissions Extractor does not require installing an agent on the monitored instances.

Connect to the Cloud and Run in the Cloud

Connect to database instances hosted on cloud virtual machines, such as SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine (VM) and SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Connect to the managed cloud databases Azure SQL Database and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server.

Install and run on virtual machines hosted in the cloud, such as Windows on Azure Virtual Machine (VM) and Windows on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).