Dynatrace vs. SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dynatrace
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Dynatrace is an APM scaled for enterprises with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid application and SaaS monitoring. Dynatrace uses AI-supported algorithms to provide continual APM self-learning and predictive alerts for proactive issue resolution.N/A
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Score 8.4 out of 10
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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) enables deep visibility into database performance and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. What can you monitor with DPA? Oracle Oracle Exadata Oracle EBS Microsoft SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Database Managed Instance MySQL DB2 SAP ASE Aurora MariaDB DPA monitors physical, virtual,…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Dynatrace
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace beats the others with Davis and the AI used to auto-detect problems, easy install, all out-of-the-box metrics and functionalities.
Chose Dynatrace
Before, when using APM in New Relic and SolarWinds for infrastructure, it was always difficult to pinpoint where issues came from. Now, the conversation starts out with people from those 2 groups talking on the same page with the same data, thanks to Dynatrace.
Chose Dynatrace
We have used New Relic APM and we love it. New Relic is a low-cost top choice.
Dynatrace takes innovation much further and regularly delivers new and very useful features. The Dynatrace AI Causation engine sets it apart from other APM tools, providing accurate context, and …
Chose Dynatrace
I think Dynatrace will involve the infrastructure monitoring with the APM. The Application Performance Monitoring, with a native way to verify the database, servers and middleware will bring more effective root cause analyses to our team. Today, we need to bring more tools to …
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace is very user-friendly in comparison to other products.
Chose Dynatrace
I believe hands down dynatrace beats AppDynamics and SCOM monitoring. Solar winds is good for network monitoring and I would love if Dynatrace would intergrate with it
Chose Dynatrace
More in depth troubleshooting down to code level. Don’t need to spend days trying to figure out what is wrong.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace has a more intuitive interface and a plethora of metrics to dashboard with. They have excellent customer support and Dynatrace seemed the least invasive of the APMs we tested on hooking into our .net apps.
Chose Dynatrace
Dynatrace is easier and faster to use than any other. Dynatrace is also growing and expanding, where I see other solutions starting to fall apart, nickel-and-dime and contract their offerings to squeeze money from current install base. If your future is growth and expanding …
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Chose SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
SolarWinds is simpler to implement and simpler for users to glean meaningful data. Much less expensive. DPA focuses on VM and DB SQL thruput while Datadog and Dynatrace are full-fledged deep dive application monitors that trace transaction execution across multiple servers and …
Chose SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is really good at some scenarios compared to other tools in the market.
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User Ratings
DynatraceSolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(341 ratings)
9.2
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(12 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(9 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(201 ratings)
9.3
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.9
(8 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DynatraceSolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Likelihood to Recommend
Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace is well suited to a number of tasks. It is important to determine who the end users are and gather good information to tailor their experience accordingly. For instance, business/marketing should not have access to some of the more technical data, and business metrics can be a distraction for IT operations personnel.
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SolarWinds
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.
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Pros
Dynatrace LLC
  • We loved Dynatrace's ability to show the data flow - from the front end points through the back end points straight to the database and various API's. It was advanced in its data visualization. This is useful for debugging - showing when/where the errors are. It can even enable non-technical individuals in the corporation to help debug
  • Dynatrace has some great highly customizable integration options as well as monitoring. You can configure your layout & integration options to create custom monitoring alerts for your applications performance. Further you can increase the extensibility of using a REST API on your architecture.
  • Some advanced dev-ops systems are utilizing Kubernetes/docker aswell as Node.JS - Dynatrace was able to log and help understand all of our dev-ops needs. It gave us native alerts based off of deviations from the baseline that we set during initial configuration. These metrics are priceless.
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SolarWinds
  • 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
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Cons
Dynatrace LLC
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on AIX OS.
  • Dynatrace does not monitor easily on a C-based application.
  • The way DPGR is addressed by Dynatrace is not very complete, and not clear. One thing is to mask the IP and request attributes but is not enough, the replay session feature is great but raises serious questions about user tracking.
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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Dynatrace LLC
We have already renewed our purchase with the company. They make it easy for us to get a temporary license for our contingency site that is only used for testing twice a year. We are expanding our license with for this tool. We find it very useful and will renew it again.
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SolarWinds
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
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Usability
Dynatrace LLC
I really liked how easy it was to deploy the SaaS vesion of Dynatrace in our environment. We have a lot of tools that have plenty of capability but they don't get a whole lot of use because they would require someone who is an expert to use them. With the SaaS version of Dynatrace, all the admin functions are taken care of by the Dynatrace team (updates, patches, new features, bugs, etc.) and our small shop can focus on getting valuable metrics, alerts and issue resolution from the product.
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SolarWinds
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Dynatrace LLC
Our environment, it never goes down therefore is always available.
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SolarWinds
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Performance
Dynatrace LLC
We have not seen where it does slow down an application.
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SolarWinds
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Support Rating
Dynatrace LLC
Given that Dynatrace has become an informal industry standard, the plethora of information available on forums is massive. Most problems or roadblocks you come across are most likely (almost certainly, in fact) already solved and solutions available on these forums. The tech support at Dynatrace is also quite good, with prompt and knowledgeable people at their end.
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SolarWinds
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.
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In-Person Training
Dynatrace LLC
We did both online and in house training - they used our system so it made more sense.
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SolarWinds
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Online Training
Dynatrace LLC
The training was done on our time and with our system.
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SolarWinds
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Implementation Rating
Dynatrace LLC
Using Dynatrace support services to assist (and lead) the implementation was extremely important.
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SolarWinds
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Dynatrace LLC
Synthetic Monitoring automatically does what other products do only through the use of other tools or through the development of user applications that still have a high cost of maintenance. The other products are not immediately usable and require many customizations. Through the use of configuration automatisms, you can be immediately operational and, in our case, we detected several imperfections in the applications.
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SolarWinds
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.
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Scalability
Dynatrace LLC
Dynatrace can be used to monitor may software tools
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SolarWinds
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Return on Investment
Dynatrace LLC
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have been able to effectively challenge and collaborate with service providers and outsourced IT teams.
  • Thanks to Dynatrace we have reduced MTTR on troubleshooting by a magnitude of four.
  • The performance analyses our team has done with Dynatrace earned us trust among management, business teams, and IT teams.
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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Alerts and reportsScreenshot of Application-centric view of DPAScreenshot of Blocking deadlock analysisScreenshot of Collaboration across teamsScreenshot of Intuitive performance monitoring