Winners' Circle: SolarWinds

Winners' Circle by Gerardo Dada, VP, Product Marketing, SolarWindsPara

Applications are heart of all critical business functions and an essential component to nearly everyone’s job, affecting productivity, job satisfaction and ultimately revenue. In fact, a SolarWinds survey of business end users found that 93 percent said application performance and availability affects their ability to do their job. And, at the heart of nearly every application is a database. To illustrate this point, another survey, this one by Gleanster

Research on application performance management, found that 88 percent of respondents cited the database as the most common challenge or issue with application performance. Enter SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). SolarWinds DPA is a complete database performance monitoring, analysis and optimization tool for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Standard Edition, Oracle Enterprise Edition, MySQL, IBM DB2 and SAP ASE operations— whether applications are hosted on-premises, in a virtualized environment or in the cloud. It features multi-dimensional performance analysis, storage performance analysis, correlation and dynamic metric baselining with alerting and reporting to help pinpoint the root cause of performance issues quickly.

But what really makes SolarWinds and SolarWinds DPA stand out above the crowd is that we don’t stop at the database. Combined with products such as SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor and Solar-Winds Virtualization Manager, only SolarWinds provides easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use, complete, unified visibility into the role that each element of the modern infrastructure stack has on application performance, helping IT drive peak application performance and reduce downtime.