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


Case Study: Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc

“I’ve used several SQL monitoring software in the past. I still needed to delve deeper into SQL WAITs. Ignite’s ability to assign specific WAITs to resources for each of the queries was very useful. Drilling through SQL, OS, VM, and storage is the most useful tool to diagnose performance issues within SQL. This dramatically helped to quickly analyze bottlenecks and even increased IT intra-teams collaboration.”

“[I appreciate the] ability to drill through performance issues and identify source of problem. This can be daunting task in a virtualized environment with many hosts, multiple SANs, and hybrid networks (iSCSI, Fiber).”

Challenges

  • Purchased DPA to:
    • Improve end-user response time (application performance)
    • Improve database performance
    • 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
    • Oracle

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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Customer Testimonial

DPA is very intuitive, where a new DBA can use it to find trouble areas in no time.

Database Administrator (DBA), Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

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%

Benefits of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Using DPA helps organizations solve performance issues

Saving money on hardware investments as a result of performance optimization
18%
Increased database performance and end user experience
76%
Better visibility into our environment and improved collaboration (less finger pointing for troubleshooting)
70%
Faster problem resolution and more proactive management of databases
78%
More time to focus on more important or strategic parts of my job
38%
Able to find problems that were hard or impossible to find before
56%
Other
2%

Case Study: Southern Company

“I got tired of developers telling my machines were running slowly.”

“The user interface is very intuitive across database platforms.”

Challenges

  • Purchased DPA to:
    • Improve database performance
    • Improve visibility into the database and the systems that support it
    • Accelerate root-cause identification for performance problems
    • Improve collaboration between DBAs, developers, operations and other IT teams
    • Monitor overall health of our databases and be alerted when issues arise

Use Case

  • Platforms:
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Solaris/AIX/UNIX
    • VMWare
    • Other Virtualization
  • Database engines:
    • SQL Server
    • Oracle
    • Sybase

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)

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Customer Testimonial

The product does a great job of giving us transparency of what is happening inside the database and what elements are causing wait times. We have not found anything that we consider a real comparison product for Oracle SE.

IT Manager, Large Enterprise Construction Company



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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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