The new integration of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer with the SolarWinds Orion technology backbone provides developers, database and systems professionals with unified visibility into the role each element of the infrastructure stack has on application performance, increasing collaboration and reducing friction
SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, today announced the integration of SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) with the SolarWinds Orion® technology backbone. The integration represents a significant milestone that enables stronger collaboration between database and systems administration teams to ensure the performance of business-critical applications by presenting wait time analysis and other key database performance metrics in the context of the application, all within the familiar SolarWinds Orion user interface.
According to a recent application performance management (APM) survey by Gleanster Research, 88 percent of respondents cited the database as the most common challenge or issue with application performance. Furthermore, 71 percent said their current APM tools only provide hints, but rarely identify the root cause of problems. This lack of visibility into the impact of database performance on applications is a key barrier to ensuring the availability of business-critical applications and also exacerbates a lack of collaboration between database and systems administrators.
With the integration of SolarWinds DPA with SolarWinds Orion with which other key products in SolarWinds portfolio, including SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) and SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM), also integrate SolarWinds now provides database and systems administrators:
• A single view of performance, uptime, capacity and resource utilization across the stack applications, databases, hypervisors and servers to help pinpoint inefficient code, resource bottlenecks and application performance issues.
• Deeper application-specific context for database operations, asset management, instance discovery, capacity planning, index fragmentation and agent job status.
• Improved ability to figure out what to fix and more time actually fixing problems with wait-time analytics, performance-to-resource correlation and tuning advice.
“Business today lives and dies on the performance of applications, which themselves rely on an increasingly complex stack of underlying technologies, one of the most important yet least understood by systems administrators being the database,” said Gerardo Dada, vice president of product marketing and strategy, SolarWinds. “At the same time, database administrators traditionally haven’t had visibility into the impact databases have on application performance. This has resulted in a significant disconnect that reduces the collective ability to drive peak application performance. Integrating SolarWinds DPA with the SolarWinds Orion technology backbone means the database is no longer the black box it once was to systems administrators, and database administrators have the visibility into the effect databases have on downstream applications to assist in the prevention of problems before applications are even impacted.”
SolarWinds DPA is a complete database performance monitoring, analysis and optimization tool for Microsoft® SQL Server®, Oracle® Standard Edition, Oracle Enterprise Edition, IBM® DB2® and SAP® ASE operations whether applications are hosted on-premises, in a virtualized environment or on the Amazon® Web Services (AWS®) cloud, where it supports both RDS and EC2® instances. It features multi-dimensional performance analysis™, storage performance analysis, correlation and dynamic metric baselining with alerting and reporting to help pinpoint the root cause of performance issues quickly.
While SolarWinds DPA now integrates with the SolarWinds Orion technology backbone, existing SolarWinds DPA customers not currently leveraging SolarWinds Orion will not need to install SolarWinds Orion to continue using it. However, database teams can benefit from the integration and additional capabilities made possible with SolarWinds SAM.
Pricing and Availability
SolarWinds DPA pricing starts at $1,995 USD• for SQL Server and Oracle Standard Edition, and $3,495 USD• for Oracle Enterprise Edition, DB2 and SAP ASE. SolarWinds offers fully functional two-week trials for both the Amazon AWS Marketplace AMI and the downloadable version on the SolarWinds website. Customers will not incur SolarWinds software charges during free two-week trials, however AWS infrastructure charges still apply. All database platforms are licensed by the instance, and pricing includes the first year of maintenance. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.
*Price as of June 3, 2015. Pricing may vary based upon the jurisdiction and applicable currency. Please contact a local SolarWinds sales representative to find pricing specific for your jurisdiction.
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