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Score 7.9 out of 100

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

As it pertains to monitoring database transactions, as our application relies heavily on SQL, AppDynamic's monitoring tool made an immediate impact on sorting which ones are slow. The business transactions that we can capture are limited in the sense that our application works where it can't be limited to 200, so we ended having to setup service endpoints to account for it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Solarwinds Database Performance Analyzer is well suited in below Scenarios - 1. End to End Database Instance Monitoring.2. Database in Clusters Monitoring such as Availability Group in MS SQL, CDB in Oracle etc3. If you want detailed monitoring with historical analysis.4. SQL Statement Deep Dive Analysis for WAIT Time reason, Blockers, Deadlocks etcSolarwinds DPA is not well suited if you are looking for Detailed VM, OS monitoring where Database is installed.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.6
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.8
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.7
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
9.2
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.7
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.7
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Pros

AppDynamics

  • Giving a network map of our application that shows where slowdowns are occurring and where network traffic is running into a bottleneck.
  • We are able to gather node-specific information that shows the number of sessions a web server or even Redis session statistics.
  • We use AppDynamics to give a holistic view of our application allowing us to quickly narrow in on problems.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • 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.
Craig Solinski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AppDynamics

  • Price of the AppDynamics is high. But it has many valuable features. This makes it difficult for small businesses to enter.
  • Functionality is overkill for most small to midsize businesses (SMBs). When stacking up product units, it can get pricey for enterprises as well.
  • With fine granular configs and customizations available, it will also mean that it is very complicated and requires a certain amount of knowledge before we can make full use of all features in the product. Much careful thought and planning is required to get the most of it. Set-up will be longer. One recommendation is for features to be better documented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Resiliency of the Monitoring checks after the server underwent maintenance reboot. My experience is the monitor (Action) needs to be started manually. If possible it can automatically detect service/server then start to monitor again when system is back up.
  • Much lighter UI.
  • Granularity up to minutes.
Maria Cristina Dela Pena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

No score
No answers yet
We are a reseller of appdynamics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 8.7
Based on 4 answers
It allows us to have peace of mind that the servers are constatnly being monitored around the clock and that we can always go bcak in time and research if we missed something.
Johnny Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AppDynamics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.2
Based on 6 answers
I don't want to think about managing clusters of SQL servers in the future without this tool. We have demoed other tools and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is the gold standard for usability and insight into what your servers are doing. The UI is a bit dated, but everything is laid out in a logical manner and drilling down into queries or timeslices is extremely intuitive.
Joseph Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AppDynamics

AppDynamics 8.6
Based on 6 answers
AppDynamics has its own community site that includes forums and a knowledge base. On the forums, you can converse with other members of the community and ask technical questions as you have them. Though this forum isn’t filled with people there are active members for you to gain some valuable insights.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.5
Based on 6 answers
We have not needed to use support that much, but every time we do they are professional and courteous as well as responding within an expected timeframe.
Joseph Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics

New Relic is only SaaS and keys off of AppDex scoring (i.e. industry baselines) and not on my application's baselines. Where most of our stuff is custom apps, going off of industry wasn't valuable to us. It was also cost prohibitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Idera looks like they are headed to a similar end product. However, their product is not as mature. Solarwinds Database Performance Monitor is an acquisition of an already mature product upon which they added value by integrating it with their extensive software base and their amazing community. I haven't found any other products that do wait based sql analysis.
Stephen Swan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • DPA allows our DBA to be more agile and find solutions to SQL problems faster. This results in better service to our end users, and better performance on the EHR system to our providers, allowing them to complete chart service for a patient much faster.
Paul Land | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

AppDynamics

Pricing Details

AppDynamics

General

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

AppDynamics Editions & Modules

Edition
APM Pro$3,3301
APM AdvancedContact sales team
APM PeakContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

General

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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics
8.9
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
8.7

Usability

AppDynamics
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.2

Reliability and Availability

AppDynamics
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Performance

AppDynamics
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Support Rating

AppDynamics
8.6
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.5

Implementation Rating

AppDynamics
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Scalability

AppDynamics
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
8.2

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