SolarWinds makes any administrator's day easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 26, 2019

SolarWinds makes any administrator's day easy

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds is great at keeping track of the status of our servers and systems and capturing the performance metrics. All of these details help the administrators to keep the environment under control and make sure the performance of the server is at the top level. There are multiple options available with database monitoring on any platform or the whole network infrastructure. Single pane shows all the registered and monitored servers that make it easy for a system or database administrator to be aware of everything that is going on within environments. In case any of the serves encounter any issues during processing it will send a notification to the administrator's team and you can with ease drill down to the problem and find specific details on the errors or troubles you have to deal with. Also, the software captures everything that is currently running as well as historical data that makes a snap to get to the exact point in time and specific processes that were running and can find details on the issue to be looked at. The historical data accumulated overtime allows database administrators as well as development and testers to be proactive and learn the details on the processing and even suggestions on missing or improper indexing on the tables and stale statistics. All of the details are presented in an easy to read and drill down to the specific procedures and execution plan of each with details on the CPU, memory, storage and network throughput at that exact date and time. Great tool for monitoring and collecting data that would assist in resolving performance issues and suggesting the areas where the improvements would be required and keeping the SLA’s.
  • Collecting the information on performance.
  • Presenting the current status of any of the registered server or te whole enterprise environment if you are running the whole package.
  • Providing details on the processes and suggestions on the areas that require improvements.
  • With everyday evolving technology, new options and possibly additional plug-ins can be added, to keep the software ahead of their comp competition.
  • We were able to find the areas where improvements is required and had all of the information and details on hand on what exact indexes were missing or existed and didn't have some of the required columns included.
  • Stale statistics were causing the performance degradation and the dashboard had a pointer in the right direction.
  • Server storage was getting close to being full and SolarWinds clearly presented specific details that allowed the admins to react on time and add before the disaster has hit us.
All of the details that are being collected have a great value on understanding the exact issues we have and areas that require close monitoring and modification in source code and specific setting.
Inefficient queries, missing or improper indexes as well as statistics causing performance degradation and after reviewing the historical information and details we were able to resolve and take the proper steps to ward improvement.
SolarWinds has all-in-one package that will present the current processes as well as historical data on anything that is running on your servers.
Our organization uses multiple tools to have all of the enterprise information and server performance in one place for ease of administration.
I use the tool every day to keep an eye on all of the environments and to be able to manage multiple environments with ease.