DPA Review
February 28, 2019

DPA Review

Gerald Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

We use the Database Performance Analyzer as part of the monitoring tool kit for the Database Administrators. It has helped to reveal multiple SQL query issues by older programs running on the system and get them corrected. We also use it to notify us if jobs are failing and servers are going down, as well as many other checks on a multitude of servers.
  • Notification of jobs failing.
  • notification of someone making server level changes to an SQL server.
  • Monitoring how busy the servers are.
  • Make all the resource graphs a little longer, especially the 24 hours and 1 week. 25-26 hours and 8-9 days so it is easier to compare what is going on.
  • Ability to customize the charts on the home screen.
  • Make some of the most popular customer alerts apart of the default list.
  • It has greatly decreased the amount of time I have to spend going from server to server manually to check on them.
It does alerting well once you have the alerts you want setup. Also, it allows for individual and/or groups to be alerted depending on the level of importance of the notification. Helps in identifying queries not efficiently running on the server and how to get them running better. Plenty of community support for customizing.