SQL Sentry Secures $25 Million Investment to Increase Performance for SQL Server Customers

SQL Sentry,  developer of software for SQL Server database professionals, has secured a $25 million growth equity investment from Mainsail Partners. The company plans to use the capital infusion to accelerate its product development, sales and marketing, and expand and enhance its client services.

SQL Sentry provides performance monitoring, management and optimization software for Microsoft SQL Server databases, across physical, virtual and cloud environments with a suite of products that includes Performance Advisor, Event Manager, Plan Explorer and Fragmentation Manager. The tools are aimed at helping database administrators be more effective in managing expanding and increasingly complex environments by providing greater visibility into performance bottlenecks, and proprietary deep-dive capabilities for efficient resolution.

Mainsail Partners, based in San Francisco, is a growth equity firm focused on investing in fast-growing, profitable and bootstrapped businesses.

“This investment is a key milestone in our mission to help companies improve the performance of their SQL Server database systems, wherever they may reside,” said Greg Gonzalez, CEO of SQL Sentry. “The capital will allow us to invest more heavily in research and development, and solidify our market position as a technology leader and innovator. Mainsail is the ideal partner to help us achieve our goals in this next phase of growth. Their network and experience building successful technology companies and our knowledge and expertise in the database market will make for a powerful partnership.” 

 “The proliferation of data has placed additional pressures on data professionals to manage the underlying performance of database environments,” said Gavin Turner, managing partner at Mainsail Partners, “and SQL Sentry, through its market leading product suite, is well positioned to continue to deliver compelling value to the database community.”

Gonzalez and Turner will be joined by Ken Teeter, executive vice president at SQL Sentry and Vinay Kashyap, a vice president at Mainsail, on the board of SQL Sentry.