Top of Class Database Performance Monitoring and Tuning Advisor!
Updated April 01, 2022

Top of Class Database Performance Monitoring and Tuning Advisor!

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

We use DPA for database monitoring across the enter enterprise, dev/QA and production. We connect it to Oracle, SQL and MySQL Database Servers. We use DPA as a single source of monitoring for database performance issues. The historical and real-time query monitoring allows us to troubleshoot and quickly identify the root cause of a poorly performing server.
  • Database performance monitoring.
  • Database performance root cause analysis.
  • Server performance monitoring.
  • Licensing Model can be expensive on a per-instance basis, consider a per-host-based option.
  • Limited ability to combine monitoring results for similar groups of servers.
  • Different license types for different types of servers (Oracle Enterprise vs Standard).
  • One stop shop for all database performance data.
  • Faster time to resolution on database performance issues.
  • Ability to capture and analyze performance data.
DPA is a market leader and goes beyond what most products in the space can offer. It's a battle between SQL Sentry and DPA for the lead and everybody has their favorite. I personally prefer DPA for ease of install, management and better tuning and query advice options.

Do you think SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer delivers good value for the price?


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Did SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer go as expected?


Would you buy SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer again?


SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) is great for monitoring Oracle and SQL databases for performance anomalies. When a user calls and says "It's slow" we have one [place] to go to review the data, zero on the problematic query and take action to resolve. In addition to being a great troubleshooting tool DPA also provides query tuning advice based on captured long-term analysis to spot inefficient patterns.

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Support


Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM). We wanted a tool that supposed Oracle and SQL which OEM doesn't.
  • Product Features
  • Prior Experience with the Product
I had used DPA had a previously job after having it recommended by a DBA I trust. We started it using it and right away it became a popular tool both on our teams and with others.

Using SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • QA Team troubleshoots performance issues from on new code prior to role out
  • Operations Team troubleshoots performance issues on production applications in real time
  • Dev team uses DPA as a resource to optimize existing code as we scale data
  • Security team can use it to identify out of band activity
  • Charts/Graphs go over great with non technical team members
  • Locate additional paid optimizations possibilities to our applications.
  • Increase efficiently of our code allowing us to scale in support of new data without expanding resource consumption
  • Increase Application Response SLA's due to improved code

Evaluating SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer and Competitors

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Yes we purchased premium support to ensure we have the latest build of DPA and access to technical resources and training should we run into problem. We don't have to open tickets often but when we do it's usually a critical issue and we need support ASAP.
We use DPA in production and we want to have the latest version and access to support.
Good support, fast response, knowledgeable engineers, easy to access.