TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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519 Customers Surveyed

4,595 Data Points Collected

82 Published TechFacts

6 Published Charts

29 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


5/5 Stars

What is the biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA?

SolarWinds DPA improved our ability to monitor and troubleshoot problems, even before they become an incident.

How would you describe SolarWinds DPA to a colleague?

Get it! It beats any home grown solution and most other products out there. Its price/performance benefit is unbelievable.

5/5 Stars

What is the biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA?

SolarWinds DPA reduced the time to troubleshoot issues. It has provided a real boost to our credibility as IT services providers.

How would you describe SolarWinds DPA to a colleague?

DPA is the product to have for performance analysis and troubleshooting!

IT Platforms Currently in Use, Including Virtualization

Which platforms does your organization use broadly in your IT environment?

Windows
95%
Linux
47%
Solaris/AIX/UNIX
21%
Mainframe
8%
VMWare
65%
Other Virtualization
8%
Private Cloud
15%
Public Cloud
11%
Other
4%

Case Study: Mechanical Dynamics And Analysis

“My previous experience with Ignite was in a similarly high-loaded transactional environment. Ignite was essential in diagnosing bottlenecks in data layers.”

“It tracks usage and pinpoints causes of problems in ways that I can’t image we would be able to determine with any other tools. Built-in SQL Server tools like profiler and query plan analysis would not be able to replace the view that DPA gives us.”

Challenges

  • Purchased DPA to:
    • Improve end-user response time (application performance)
    • Improve database performance
    • Accelerate root-cause identification for performance problems
    • Monitor overall health of our databases and be alerted when issues arise
    • Help database professionals spend less time looking for problems inside the database

Use Case

  • Platforms:
    • Windows
    • VMWare
  • Database engines:
    • SQL Server

Results

  • Realized the following benefits as a result of using DPA:
    • Increased database performance and end user experience
    • Improved visibility into their environment and improved collaboration (less finger pointing for troubleshooting)
    • Achieved faster problem resolution and more proactive management of databases
    • Gained time to focus on more important or strategic parts of my job
    • Has the ability to find problems that were hard or impossible to find before

Database Performance Challenges

Primary challenges in optimizing database performance:

Improve end-user response time (application performance)
71%
Improve database performance
85%
Improve visibility into the database and the systems that support it
65%
Accelerate root-cause identification for performance problems
79%
Improve collaboration between DBAs, developers, operations and other IT teams
35%
Monitor overall health of our databases and be alerted when issues arise
66%
Help me or other database professionals spend less time looking for problems inside the database
62%
Other
2%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Real Estate Company

“I have used Ignite in past positions with other firms and have always liked its useability and performance monitoring capabilities and introduced it to my current work place.”

“It is a much more intuitive method of resolving problems.”

Challenges

  • Purchased DPA to:
    • Improve database performance
    • Accelerate root-cause identification for performance problems
    • Monitor overall health of our databases and be alerted when issues arise
    • Help database professionals spend less time looking for problems inside the database

Use Case

  • Platforms:
    • Windows
    • VMWare
  • Database engines:
    • SQL Server

Results

  • Realized the following benefits as a result of using DPA:
    • Increased database performance and end user experience
    • Achieved faster problem resolution and more proactive management of databases
    • Gained time to focus on more important or strategic parts of my job
    • Has the ability to find problems that were hard or impossible to find before


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About SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Quickly identify and resolve complex database performance problems—right from code-level issues and query wait time analytics to resource capacity bottlenecks across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

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