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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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AppDynamics

We execute various types of performance testing such as load testing, stress testing, endurance testing, and spike testing on the daily basis in various environments. It was tough to detect and monitor the performance issues for each type of performance testing, but using AppDynamics, it is possible to create a trend in bottleneck detection. When the performance testing projects integrated with CI/CD pipeline, then the AppDynamics plugin helps a lot. for example, if there is a performance degradation, it allows the job to be failed.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Extremely reliable and bug-free software that can be used over hundreds of databases of various types when run from multiple servers. When monitoring virtual machines, it also reports the VM metrics. Best in class for ease of use and net result value to developer/manager/admin.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
7.9
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.5
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.3
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.0
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Pros

  • Integration with multiple frameworks (Java, NodeJS, .NET, etc). Good database monitoring tool as well as end-user and synthetic user monitoring tool.
  • Works great for on-premise and is always maturing and keeping up with industry trends.
  • It's been in Garter's Leader Quad for years now.
  • Very intuitive web UI and IT, Mgmt, QA, Devs, and Ops could easily use it.
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  • Top N SQL queries.
  • Outstanding UI for rapid examination and drill down to detail data.
  • Intuitive UI design - better than any other product in its category.
  • Enabled us to immediately shift DB related performance matters first to developers so that our DBA's can focus on more important matters.
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Cons

  • It's pretty slow to learn all of the capabilities
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  • No PostgreSQL support.
  • No ability to see a historical listing of annotations. Once annotations roll off the 30-day window, they are no longer accessible.
  • There is no "timezone awareness" for global monitoring. All times are local to the area where DPA is run; this can throw off remote staff. We have sometimes created annotations at the incorrect time.
  • In certain cases, the GUI gets cumbersome. This is especially true in the new (version 12) screen which shows SQL details.
  • The screen presentation often doesn't lend itself to copy-paste for data to go into an email, documentation, etc.
  • No facility for tracking unused or seldom used indexes.
  • No integration with Oracle's Diagnostic and Tuning Pack features.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer9.1
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The Solarwinds DPA product is an ideal tool for any DBA or support member. It gives easy to read charts and drill downs to identify performance problems or schema change benefits.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer9.1
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I have used the product for 3 years now and realize that at first it took me a month or two to identify all of the information that DPA has to offer. Since then I use the tool on a daily basis for troubleshooting, schema change performance validation, index tuning and recommendations, and reviewing the overall health and wait times of the SQL instances.
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Alternatives Considered

Appdynamics offered so much more functionality than New Relic, albeit at a more expensive price. The UI was easier to navigate in Appdynamics than in New Relic and it was considerably easier to configure and deploy AppDynamics than New Relic. We had extensive discussions with engineers at AppDynamics and they provided great support in getting us up and running.
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The integration with the other Solarwinds products was the main reason for my selection and the easy setup.
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Return on Investment

  • AppDynamics is helping many applications by identifying the performance issues and bottlenecks so that they can be fixed to improve application performance, reduce resource utilization, and memory leaks.T his in-turn provides a cost benefit to the organizations and customer satisfaction.
  • We can analyze large amounts of data quickly and it helps us spot upcoming issues before they have happened. This means we can be safe in the knowledge that our network is going to run without any problems which is extremely important to a business.
  • Monitoring app usage and error reporting. AppDynamics can also help you drastically cut down the time spent looking for the source of an issue, it can then help towards preventing a repeat of the same problem.
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  • The tuning suggestions reduced wait statistics by 80% when a new procedure was introduced without proper indexing.
  • Code has been reverted thanks to the data provided by SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Free Trial
Yes
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Optional
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