One of the BEST at-a-glance database monitoring tools out there.
January 15, 2020

One of the BEST at-a-glance database monitoring tools out there.

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

It is being used to monitor all production instances for the whole organization.
  • Provides meaningful status at a glance.
  • Highly configurable alerts (less spam/noise).
  • Could allow better tuning for summary page information. Sometimes data is a bit stale.
  • Could use better database level summary information in addition to server/instance level.
  • Above my pay grade.
Due to inefficiently written applications, DPA is instrumental in identifying blocked sessions. This allows the admins to evaluate and possibly kill the blocking session and keep end-users productive.
Given that the majority of our databases run purchased applications, we are unable to modify queries. We CAN and do manipulate indexes and server resources to improve performance. The Table Tuning Advisor has helped in these situations.
We don't currently use the Orion platform.
None. We're happy with DPA
DPA works best for administrators that have some control or input to the queries that are being issued. If queries come from purchased applications, the best admins can do is play with indexes and resource tuning. DPA is really great for all administrators to monitor the overall status of servers.