With all the advancements in SQL Server and data, it feels great that such native SQL tools as Alerts and Operators are still available. They are the key SQL Server Agent features that are related to anything in SQL Server automation.
Their roles are clear:
- Alerts, when configured, let database administrators know when a specified event has occurred.
- An operator is an object defined within SQL Server that maps anyone or a group that can receive notifications when these events occur.