DPA in Govenment
Updated July 14, 2020

DPA in Govenment

Pat Groce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

The database team uses DPA to manage up to 50 licenses. Only 5 team members who are DBAs actively use the tool. All SQL performance problems from large PeopleSoft DBS to Cots applications (500+) are covered. Performance problems can come from all directions so this tool is extremely useful because it's a catch-all.
  • Peoplesoft DBs: we often use it to recommend indexes or find queries that need tuning.
  • Availability group monitors and alerts so we know when there are problems.
  • Trends over time: like blocking, deadlocks or stuck queries DPA helps pinpoint the cause.
  • Bug with fantom availability group.
  • Government lacks ROI
Yes, I make recommendations weekly. When load tests are performed DPA is used to solve problems which arise.
I find the number of databases we support is high compared to the staff DBAs available. The DPA product is a good product here. If you had just a couple of databases it wouldn't be necessary.

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Support

Great option for support is there when we need it!
Annual health check, upgrade planning are the reasons you would want this.
  • Support does not include the development of custom scripts, reports, templates, SQL queries, perform analysis of or troubleshoot performance problems related to third-party products, or SQL or Operating System issues.
  • SolarWinds will not take control of a company's environment to perform full installations, configurations, migrations, or upgrades.
  • SolarWinds will not go on-site to the company to perform any support.
An investment in Solarwinds for a large company who needs IT infrastructure stable. Health check helps us determine how we can better use the solarwinds product to meet the needs of the company. It helps us address needs of monitoring which can prevent problems with provisioning or problems in our applications.