View From the Top by Gerardo Dada, Vice President of Product Marketing & Strategy
Applications are the heart of all critical business functions and an essential component to nearly every end user’s job, affecting productivity, satisfaction and ultimately revenue. In fact, a recent 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 recent 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). DPA is a complete database performance monitoring, analysis and optimization tool for Microsoft® SQL Server®, Oracle® Standard Edition, Oracle Enterprise Edition, IBM® DB2® and SAP® ASE operations— whether applications are hosted on-premises, in a virtualized environment or on the Amazon® Web Services cloud, where it supports both RDS and EC2 instances. 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 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 SolarWinds 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 perfor¬mance and reduce downtime.