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131 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

AppDynamics is really good for comprehensive application monitoring and alerting, but does carry a learning curve to get the real value out of it.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

A user jabbers to me that over the last week or so the EDI-messaging appears to be slowing down. My first step of course is to glance at the logs from the database to see if there are any database issues, and I rarely find anything there. My next step is to pull up that customer in DPA and look for trends in the time period the user has described. I have yet to not find a direct correlation to the time periods the user has described and the graphical output in DPA. From there it is a simple task to determine which queries are causing the issue, if it's a resource issue, can it be addressed in the short term or do I need to do further research for a longer term solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.1
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.2
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.2
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.5
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
6.7
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.8
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Pros

AppDynamics

  • AppDynamics presents its information in an easily digestible way to allow as many people as possible to gain the benefits from it.
  • Quick and easy visualisions of problem areas.
  • The ability to delve into each problem and follow through the exact journey from start to finish.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Ability to drill down to wait for the issue and have a clear path as to what may be causing the issue.
  • Ability to quickly add a new target and the ease of installation and upgrades.
  • Reporting features to group my most troublesome customers into a daily report in one email.
  • Excellent customer support on any issues I can't immediately solve.
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Cons

AppDynamics

  • Functionality on certain features such as reporting.
  • Features on alerts that are out of the box.
  • Lack of documentation regarding upgrades and new features.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Can't think of any feature or ops related issues. Prior complaints have all been addressed in newer updates.
  • Only main complaint is cost -- we would adopt for other servers if the incremental cost wasn't so high for a few additional instances (we have 3 servers we would like to use DPA with, but can't justify the x3 pricing per instance).
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Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

No score
No answers yet
We are a reseller of appdynamics
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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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Usability

AppDynamics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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

  • AppDynamics isn't cheap, but it definitely helps to ensure our applications and APIs are up and running without issue. The alerting is usually good but occasionally mixed, for example sometimes flagging a single error as a critical issue since the API is usually completely error free.
  • The cost saving in terms of trouble shooting and analyzing issues in production is fantastic - to know about issues before they are reported by customers enables you to be proactive in resolving them and ensuring maximum up time for our applications.
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Increased customer service
  • Reduced time in identifying issues
  • Increased application efficiency
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Pricing Details

AppDynamics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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