SentryOne Expands Microsoft Data Platform Coverage with Acquisition of Pragmatic Works

SentryOne has acquired Pragmatic Works Software (PWS), a provider of solutions for developing, testing, documenting, and monitoring the Microsoft Data Platform.

According to SentryOne, the addition of the PWS product suite gives it a comprehensive offering for the Microsoft data professional, both on premises and in the cloud.

Through this acquisition, SentryOne says it will offer broader coverage of database systems—from the beginning of the development cycle through production deployment and monitoring—and will provide scale to meet the demands of enterprise environments.

SentryOne solutions now include development capabilities for Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), such as data and schema comparison and synchronization, package and report comparison, best practices analysis, and integration with Visual Studio and SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

In addition, the suite includes features for data lineage tracking and unit testing to round out the portfolio, enabling advanced scenarios for DevOps as well as GDPR.

Up until this point, SentryOne solutions have focused primarily on optimizing production assets already deployed to the data center or cloud, explained Greg Gonzalez, SentryOne founder and CTO. But, he noted, the foundation of design and performance start on the developer's desktop. The addition of PWS solutions to SentryOne will help enable end-to-end capability for DBAs, developers, DevOps, BI professionals, and compliance managers, he  said.

SentryOne immediately will allow partners to sell and refer all products and will soon release joint bundles with solutions from both companies.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm, is a significant investor in SentryOne and continues to support its rapid growth.

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