SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Review

We like the ability to drill down queries, and wait times using the Query Advice Dashboard.


What is most valuable?

Ability to drill down queries, and wait times using the Query Advice Dashboard.

How has it helped my organization?

We have multiple applications interfacing with our SQL servers, this allowed us to load balance between servers based on performance data gathered about all applications. I love the ability to very easily see graphical trends.

For how long have I used the solution?

2 years approximately, we started with a small number of SQL servers, now we have added Oracle Enterprise servers. We compared with our existing Foglight solutions and our DBA opted for migrating to SolarWinds.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Has been good, but for this product, we have not had any issues requiring assistance. Very easy to implement and use.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We migrated from Foglight, we were already vested in SolarWinds products, we really switched because it removed complexity and still gave great analysis.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward. Was very impressed.

What about the implementation team?

In House.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We find that the price to value ratio is very good. Much less expensive than other products we were considering.

What other advice do I have?

We use this tool constantly, all new projects with new SQL Servers now require a license for SolarWinds DB Analyzer in order to meet high standards of operation.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarOrlee Gillis
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Which elements in the initial setup process were you impressed by?