Product Spotlight: Solarwinds

SolarwindsJanis Griffin,
Database Performance Evangelist/Sr. DBA


With all the recent advancements in hardware, including flash storage, multi-core processors, and memory capacity, one would think that improving performance is as simple as spending money. However, the truth is that all modern relational databases have far too many moving parts to just assume that throwing hardware at the problem is always the best answer.

Traditional database performance monitoring tools offer a simplistic view of health metrics and alerts, but leave a huge gap in your analysis if you are trying to determine the root cause of slow application performance—and save money on hardware. To determine the root cause, you must measure database wait time.

Only SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) with Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis™ correlates data from the database engine, the SQL query, server resources, storage, and VMware® (if applicable). DPA’s direct correlation between server resources and database wait time provides clarity, while detailed advice provides DBAs, developers, and IT administrators a quick path to problem resolution.

Learn more about what’s new in DPA v10.2 and download a 14-day trial that supports Oracle®, SQL Server®, MySQL®, DB2®, and Sybase® on a physical/virtual server on-premises or in the cloud. New features include:

  • Locking/Blocking analysis and Deadlock impact (for SQL Server)
  • Support for MySQL monitoring and MySQL repository
  • Cloud monitoring (including Amazon RDS and Microsoft Azure)
  • Ad hoc SQL statement analysis and tuning advice