Why we moved SQL Server monitoring on Prometheus and Grafana


During this year, I spent a part of my job on understanding the processes and concepts around monitoring in my company. The DevOps mindset mainly drove the idea to move our SQL Server monitoring to the existing Prometheus and Grafana infrastructure. Obviously, there were some technical decisions behind the scene, but the most important part of this write-up is dedicated to explaining other and likely most important reasons of this decision.

But let’s precise first, this write-up doesn’t constitute any guidance or any kind of best practices for DBAs but only some sharing of my own experience on