Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server

The fastest way to identify and resolve SQL Server® performance problems

Starts at $1995
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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.

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

Database Performance Analyzer monitors on-premises, on VMware®, and in the Cloud, including Amazon® AWS and Azure™ virtual machines. Agentless architecture, safe to use in production

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


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

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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.


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


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    Database Performance Analyzer historical trends

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    SQL Server SQL statement advice

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    Database Performance Analyzer current view

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    Database Performance Analyzer central enterprise monitoring

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    Database Performance Analyzer agentless architecture

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    Database Performance Analyzer dashboard

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    VMware resource correlation

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    Database Performance and Server Health in a single pane of glass

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    See database performance data from the perspective of poorly

System Requirements

System requirements are nominal and intended for small deployments ( < 20 monitored instances). Additional CPU, memory, and storage may be required when monitoring larger deployments or instances that are highly active.
  • Hard Drive 3GB / monitored instance
  • Memory4GB
  • Supported InstancesOracle® 11g, 12c | SQL Server® 2008, 2012, 2014 | SAP ASE 15.0x, 15.6, 15.7, 16 | DB2 9.x, 10.1, 10.5 | VMware® ESX/ESXi 5.1, 5.5 | MySQL 5.6+
  • Java Virtual Machine1.6 or 1.7
  • Database Repository
  • Oracle 11g, 12c | SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014
  • Operating System
  • Linux®/Unix® or Windows Server®
  • Web Browser
  • IE - 8, 9, 10, and 11, Firefox® 3.6 and higher , Chrome™ latest version

Case Studies

ADPM tools aim to demystify database internals.”

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Top reasons for applications performance issues

The app/dev team insisted it resided in the database layer…[DPA] clearly provided the root cause.”

Barry Duran
Principal Architect, Nielsen
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We are using it with SQL Server… deployed on AWS and it has worked flawlessly.”

Adam J.
IT Director
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Using DPA we have saved quite a bit of money.”

Barry Duran
Principal Architect, Nielsen


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