Database Performance Analyzer Reviews

by SolarWinds IT Operations Management

4.8 / 5 6 reviews
Database Performance Analyzer

Use it to monitor and analyze our database perform.

Reviewed on 08/02/2018
Gavin L.
Systems Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Useful current or historical information on query (high wait / load / execute time).

Pros: Agent base software, easy to install and manage on either Physical or Virtual OS. Provide useful information on database performance (CPU, disk, query, wait time, and other status). Allow to setup any custom alerts and monitoring on MySQL or MSQL.

Cons: The agent itself could be sometimes consume some memory / threads / process if your database server is light on resources and critical on performance.

Database Performance Analyzer great product in the right situation

Reviewed on 01/02/2018
Jeremy M.
IT Director
Mining & Metals, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The indepth detail and knowledge you get from this product is amazing, more than a reporting tool, its full monitoring with drill down details of storage, applications and more.

Cons: There is No support for SAP HANA. We moved from a supported MS SQL database to HANA for SAP and it doesn't have mature support for HANA.

Simple and Straighforward

Reviewed on 10/12/2017
Ankit B.
Information Security Analyst
5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Go ahead to use it

Pros: The really nice thing about DPA is that I can send developers a login and link (you can create non-admin "read" accounts) and it's easy enough to use that they can visualize and understand things without having to jump into an user guide.
the tool is simple to use and offers a viable freeware whose only basic limitation is a four window for history - this allows for one to test drive the software and see exactly what it can do.

Cons: It would be nice if there were a little more customization available on some of the detail screens, and when viewing all of the SQL for a time segment it would be nice if the information weren't presented as an image, which would allow you to search for a text string (that is currently embedded in the image.
It will be good if the price is lower

DPA Good SQL tool

Reviewed on 05/12/2016
David B.
DBA and Change Manager
Nonprofit Organization Management, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Solarwinds DPA has been a great asset to out toolset. While adhoc SQL can tell us a lot this tool helps to bring it all together in a single tool with great visual references. It also provides great history to review issues and performance impact and goals.

Pros: Ease of use and history

Cons: Don't really have any.

You don't have to be a DBA to benefit from using this!

Reviewed on 18/06/2018
Austin G.
Senior Infrastructure Administrator
501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: We were able to use this product to identify issues with our database's performance that was initially thought to be caused by network issues. I'm not a DBA but I was able to easily navigate through the product and view snapshots of performance data during the time people were experiencing issues. Having the historical performance data was absolutely vital. As you know, the information about an issue occurring never arrives in real time! After drilling down (again, super easy) I was able to see that a few large queries were responsible for the slowness. It even provided advice on how to improve the queries.
I was able to send that information to our DBA who could use it to make improvements.

Cons: I had a hard time coming up with a con for this since it really did exactly what I needed it to do. So I have to resort to this: it's not free.

Reviewed on 07/03/2019
Arnold F.
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 10,001+ Employees
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
5/5
Overall
Ease of Use
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money