Real ROI that added a 9 to our uptime.
February 27, 2020

Real ROI that added a 9 to our uptime.

Steven Pangilinan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Our business lines span many industries and have a vast array of projects in production. Many of the environments we have must be segregated, and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer offers us a clear, detailed view of these environments through a single pane. Our DBAs can more quickly address issues and quickly settle the "hardware versus software" debate between engineers and developers.
  • Alerts us of current issues affecting system performance
  • Alerts us of potential issues that will affect system performance
  • The licensing timeline needs improvement. Adding new instances becomes cost-prohibitive at some times of the year due to the locked-down renewal period.
  • Uptime has gone up a whole 9 because of SolarWinds DPA. We can address issues quickly, some we would have never known about and just thrown more CPU/Memory at.
  • Our developers use better coding practices and work more closely with our DBAs to streamline queries and stored procedures. This ultimately leads us to lower operational costs for computing resources and faster applications.
One instance where SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer saves us is cost savings. We are able to see what inefficient stored procedures do to the resources we pay monthly for. We saw the need to pull a couple of developers off a project and have them concentrate on optimization and indexes, and we were able to reduce resource consumption enough to hire more developers.
Definitely, we're able to benefit from Table Tuning Advisors. This is what allows us to reallocate funds for computing resources and reinvest in development. This feature also allows us to address training resource allocation since we know who the stars are and who needs improvement. It helps us become a better team.
In an environment where many developers and DBAs are often working separately from each other on some projects and together on others, it gets difficult to see where the lines are between applications and databases. SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer allows me as a manager to pinpoint issues and to get our developers or DBAs involved as appropriate to resolve issues that happen, and address issues that haven't happened yet. SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is worth a whole 9 of uptime in and of itself.