Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server

Stop guessing. Drill down into your SQL Server database to pinpoint the root cause of poor performance

Starts at $1995

Fully functional for 14 days

  1. Monitor across your entire environment: physical servers, virtualized, and in the Cloud

    Optimize and tune SQL Server deployed anywhere - physical, virtual, or cloud based. Includes Azure SQL database, Azure virtual machines, and Amazon RDS.

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  2. Find SQL Server® performance bottlenecks in four clicks or less

    Stop guessing and quickly get to the root cause of application performance problems. Up to 88% of all application performance issues are related to the database.

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Key Features

  • Historical trends and resource correlation

    DPA’s historical repository highlights the trends and anomalies that are easy candidates for SQL tuning


  • Alerts, reports, and baselines

    Comprehensive alerting and reporting without overloading your inbox. Baselines highlight outliers


  • Expert advice

    DBAs see SQL performance tuning advice for the instance. Advice for developers can focus on a specific SQL query


  • Drill down and time slice to the second

    Dashboards are easily understood. Drilling down provides detailed analytics for top DBAs


  • View DPA analysis and metrics in the SolarWinds Orion interface

    Get Database Performance in the context of specific applications inside SolarWinds SAM

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  • Agentless architecture

    DPA's proprietary, agentless architecture provides consistent 24/7 monitoring with less than 1% load


  • Detailed blocking analysis

    DPA displays root blockers and total waits to keep tuning focused on critical queries.

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  • Deadlock alerting and analysis

    DPA provides alerts when deadlocks occur and identifies total victim impact to help resolve issues.

    How to Resolve Common Deadlocks

  • New in version 11.0: AG status

    Check the health and status of your Always On Availability Groups with a single click.


Top 7 reasons to use Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server

Identify performance issues that impact application response time the most

Response Time Analysis helps you make changes that end-users will notice when their apps run faster.

Eliminate Finger-Pointing Across the IT Team

SolarWinds’ SQL Server performance monitoring software builds collaboration among DBAs, Developers, Q/A and Server Administrators.

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Improve Performance Without Additional Server Resources

Investing in hardware to resolve application performance problems is a big gamble unless you are certain the performance bottleneck is, in fact, caused by server resources. DPA helps pinpoint the root cause of problems and allows you to validate your hardware purchases.

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Scale from one to thousands of Monitored Instances

DPA Central provides a consolidation of performance metrics from thousands of monitored instances

Reduce blocking and deadlocks

DPA identifies the cumulative waits caused by root or lead blockers, as well as total victim impact in deadlocks so you can focus tuning efforts on the queries that will result in faster execution time. DPA also lets you see into the objects that are waiting the longest as a result of blocking, and identifies the last query of an idle blocker.

Eliminate database bottlenecks on AWS and Azure

Get unparalleled visibility to performance on the Amazon® Cloud. Database Performance Analyzer’s Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis identifies historical performance trends and gives you actionable advice on the inner workings of database instances deployed on an Amazon AWS RDS and EC2® virtual machine.

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Monitors ALL your databases - on-premise, in the Cloud, or a service

Don't be forced into different tools to monitor you databases - get DPA instead. Its the only tool that provides full coverage of your databases, no matter how it is deployed - physical, virtual, cloud or DBaaS, we've got you covered.

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SQL Server Performance Tuning

Often, database performance issues result from poorly written queries, bad design, or index strategies. Unlike hardware upgrades, SQL query tuning can offer immediate and powerful results. However, effective SQL tuning requires not only knowing the top SQL statements, but also the top wait types, SQL plans, the effect of missing indexes, blocked queries, and resource contention. DPA isolates the root cause, provides the much needed SQL tuning advice and is a must for performance tuning in SQL.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

What is the biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA?

“SolarWinds DPA provides insight without excessive monitoring overhead.”

How would you describe SolarWinds DPA to a colleague?

“SolarWinds DPA makes you look like a genius.”

Kevin McCool

Database Administrator (DBA), MBI Solutions

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 504-D70-7F3

What is the biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA?

“The biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA is fast root cause analysis on application performance issues.”

How would you describe SolarWinds DPA to a colleague?

“SolarWinds DPA is an intuitive and easy to use tool that allows anyone to see inside an enterprise DB system while it is running.”

Carlos Jofre

IT Director, NCL Corporation Ltd.

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 36B-B7C-890

What is the biggest benefit of using SolarWinds DPA?

“SolarWinds DPA changes the job from ‘figuring out what to fix’ to ‘fixing it.”

How would you describe SolarWinds DPA to a colleague?

“The fastest way to get from ‘I don’t know what’s wrong’ to fixing what’s wrong.”

Chris Miller

Data Services Manager, VinSolutions

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 272-20F-C6C

System Requirements

Hard Drive

3GB / monitored instance



Supported Instances

Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Aurora, MariaDB, DB2, SAP ASE on all platforms (on-premises, virtualized, and cloud)

Java Virtual Machine


Database Repository

Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL on all platforms (on-premises, virtualized, and cloud) - including Azure SQL Database

Operating System

Linux®/Unix® or Windows Server®

Web Browser

IE, Firefox, and Chrome


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Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server/MySQL/Oracle SE is licensed per monitored SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle SE instance. Enter the number of instances that you require below.