DPA was the perfect choice
May 08, 2019

DPA was the perfect choice

Alexander Veitschegger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

It is used in the whole company for analyzing problems or performance issues on all SQL Servers which hold in-house created DBS and commercial products. It is vital for reviewing what happened during weekends or spare days. Also vital, is the development of the wait time of some servers for future sizing.
  • Very easy to use user interface. Also very handy for new users with a short time of introduction.
  • Very good overview on all servers added. You can see in one sight which servers are busy.
  • Well created metrics, a good starting point for adapting them.
  • Alert system is very useful.
  • No possibility to create overview groups to bundle SQL servers in more than one group.
  • If an agent has an error there should be the possibility to send an alert.
  • No support for by-products.
  • Better distribution of resources.
  • Good reports for proving that there isn't a real DB problem.
  • A good help for examining performance problems.
Easier usage, better overview, and web-based UI without the need to install a fat client on client PCS were winning points of DPA.
Can be used very well for performance analysis or depth analyzing of reported performance issues in the past. Not so well suited for a live problem as there is a time gap between the 'real' now and the analysis of DPA. But in a company with a SQL server activity tab, it is a great tool.