Before you start bugging your boss for beefier servers or the latest Solid State Storage (SSDs), gather and analyze performance data with SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA).
Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) helps:
Gathering information, establishing baselines, and maintaining history are all critical to maintaining high database performance.
You need a solution that helps you gather information to:
If you’re an IT Professional, you continuously face the challenge of improving database performance. A common solution to resolve performance problems is to procure SSD storage, servers, or CPU. Investing in hardware is a big gamble unless you understand exactly what the bottleneck is—and if the slowdown is even hardware related. Identify your problem first with Database Performance Analyzer.
Why hardware scaling doesn’t always work:
"Literally, within a week of installing DPA we solved 80 of the performance issues. It just gave us the visibility that we were missing."
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"Often, the root cause of poor performance issues is that the code for the application isn’t properly leveraging the hardware resources. In one case on which I consulted, the addition of indexes in SQL server and a change in transaction isolation level resulted in such significant performance improvements that anticipated daily outages ceased and the tradition of “everyone on call for the holidays” was removed."
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