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Score 8.3 out of 100

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    8.3

    AppDynamics

    83%

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AppDynamics ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Application monitoring

    9.1
    91%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    8.0
    80%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    8.9
    89%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    7.1
    71%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    8.8
    88%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    7.7
    77%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    8.5
    85%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AppDynamics is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    AppDynamics

    84%
    33 Ratings
    9.4

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    94%
    112 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    AppDynamics

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    AppDynamics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    AppDynamics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    AppDynamics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.1

    AppDynamics

    81%
    12 Ratings
    9.4

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    94%
    6 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    AppDynamics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    76%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    AppDynamics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AppDynamics

    It handles auto-monitoring / configuring a dynamic performance set point that doesn't require manual configuration and the perspective is more end to end which from one perspective is good because you get a view of the whole application end to end but there is less focus than on actual response time to the end-user and detailed breakdown which is in some sense the ultimate purpose of performance monitoring.
    William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    This is an easy 10 because I actually have recommended this product to multiple clients and colleagues! Any shop that writes its own SQL queries will benefit from the insight provided by SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, so they know which of their queries is causing a bottleneck. Small shops or databases with only a few tables likely will see far fewer opportunities for optimization.
    Stan York | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AppDynamics

    • Ease of installing the agents is unbelievable. Supports almost all the servers and technologies.
    • The UI is very clean and very intuitive. Setting up widgets, Alarms, notifications are very powerful features
    • The ability to drill down to a particular layer in technology is useful to find out the performance bottlenecks efficiently.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    • Maintains historical SQL execution data, enabling forensic analysis
    • Has the ability to slice and dice the data so that you can drill down to the execution of a single SQL statement being executed by a stored procedure
    • Alerts to when the consumption pattern changes
    • Shows historical average run times against the current, illustrating problems when they arise
    • Provides tuning advice based on best practices
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AppDynamics

    • In terms of dashboard I believe there is plenty of room for improvement as it's lacking many advance like searching data within the dashboard is not possible.
    • Synthetic monitoring part is still complex and need[s] to be addressed as hosting agents for synthetic monitoring is still [a] challenging task.
    • The on premise controller setup requires huge resources and since it's the important component of AppDynamics ignoring it will cause loss of metrics and slowness while capturing metrics.
    Anuj Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    • Alerts seem to be lacking in DPA compared to competitor's tools. They can be setup but are not quite as easy or as helpful as some other tools I have used.
    • Grooming/pruning the repository database isn't very easy. We don't manage a lot of instances but our repo DB has grown pretty significantly.
    • At times when I am drilled-down to a chart, it can be difficult to navigate around from that point to another time range/query/metric.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AppDynamics

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    its working for us, we are familiar and comfortable with the tool and its proven valuable/indispensable in helping evaluate our code.
    William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 8.6
    Based on 4 answers
    We have relied on this product for a very long time and it continues to exceed expectations. The product is a vital part of our organization at this point, it would not be very ideal for us to abandon it. We use it almost every day and depend on its alerts for critical parts of our business
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    AppDynamics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.1
    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 8.1
    Based on 12 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 9.4
    Based on 6 answers
    I have had to use their support on a few occasions, for reasons that I am not clear about until recently I have always had problems upgrading the software (although the last 2 updates have gone without issue which I am very pleased to say).On those unfortunate occasions, the support has been brilliant with either excellently documented guides on how to resolve the issue by myself or have been hands-on with calls and screen sharing to remotely fix the issue. Every time the problem was sorted and more importantly, nothing was lost (apart from a bit of time). And as I stated above whatever the problem was that was causing my upgrade issues appears to have been resolved in the last 2 updates.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    AppDynamics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 7.6
    Based on 2 answers
    Follow the guidelines for the capacity of the servers. We found that the DPA databases were getting rather large and also that there are ways to reduce their size built into some of the options.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics is still a good solution as this is one the earliest tool available in the APM space and people are used to this Application usage. However other products are also doing great as Dynatrace is the biggest competitor since it adds on all the AppDynamics features plus it gives additional information readily available. Now Honeycomb is also rising in terms of SLI and SLO objectives.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    At the time, we found SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer to be easier to setup and to have a richer feature set than Redgate SQL Monitor, plus, from what I remember, the DPA pricing worked better for us over the course of a year. We're very happy with all the features DPA has to offer.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AppDynamics

    • Platform map drilldown capabilities and code-level visibility helped us to find the root cause of problems faster
    • Threshold alerts made proactive problem handling easier
    • Data capture module helped us to link technical data with business data and support customers far more efficiently
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

    • It has allowed us to progress as an organization with much less reliance on a direct DBA than would traditionally be required
    • Allowed us to be much more proactive in our performance monitoring and responding to issues that would affect users.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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