March 01, 2019


Joshua Head | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

We use DPA to locate issues within our application communicating with SQL. We also look for any long running queries that can be tuned to be more efficient. It has helped us narrow down several issues in our application code.
  • Detailed information on SQL queries.
  • Good analysis of where problems are occurring.
  • The lookups are very quick.
  • The cost of this tool is pretty high, especially when using other SolarWinds products.
  • A more user-friendly UI would be helpful.
  • I think DPA has provided a good ROI. We have used it to find some long-running issues that several of our customers have seen, and then fixed those issues.
If your app interfaces with SQL in any way, you should give DPA a try. It has been helpful in identifying several queries that needed tuning. It's also pointed us towards issues in our code that needed to be modified to run better.