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


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%

SolarWinds DPA Case Study: Bodybuilding.Com

“We purchased SolarWinds DPA for its ability to monitor performance of Oracle Standard Edition databases.”

“Hands down, DPA is the best tool I’ve ever used for Oracle database monitoring.”

Challenges

  • Purchased DPA to:
    • Improve end-user response time (application performance)
    • Improve database performance
    • Improve visibility into the database and the systems that support it
    • Accelerate root-cause identification for performance problems
    • Help database professionals spend less time looking for problems inside the database

Use Case

  • Platforms:
    • Linux
  • Database engines:
    • Oracle
    • MySQL / MariaDB / Percona
    • Mongo DB

Results

  • Realized the following benefits as a result of using DPA:
    • Saved money on hardware investments as a result of performance optimization
    • 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

5/5 Stars

What is the biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA?

The biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA is fast root cause analysis on application performance issues.

How would you describe SolarWinds DPA to a colleague?

SolarWinds DPA is an intuitive and easy to use tool that allows anyone to see inside an enterprise DB system while it is running.

Moving Databases to Cloud

Where is your company in terms of moving databases to the cloud?

We have no plans to use a public cloud at this time
72%
We are exploring moving to the cloud and have a pilot
12%
We have moved a number of databases primarily to the cloud, mainly to our own database instances on cloud servers
5%
We have moved a number of databases primarily to the cloud, mainly to database as a service DBaaS (Amazon RDS, Azure SQL DB or Rackspace Cloud Databases)
3%
We have a significant portion of our databases to the cloud
1%
We plan to move as much to the cloud as possible
2%
Other
5%

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Customer Testimonial

DPA tracks usage and pinpoints causes of problems in ways that I can’t imagine 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.

Garrison Roberts, Database Administrator (DBA), Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

“[DPA] provides the ability to see historical execution to help track problems that occurred.”

“[We needed]a better tool to monitor the activity on our SQL Server than what was offered out of the box.”

“Gives historical and real-time information as to what is going in our database. We didn’t really look at any other options.”

Challenges

  • Purchased DPA to:
    • Improve end-user response time (application performance)
    • Improve database performance
    • Improve visibility into the database and the systems that support it
    • 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
    • Linux
    • Mainframe
    • VMWare
  • Database engines:
    • SQL Server
    • Oracle
    • DB2

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
    • 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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