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 $1,995

Key Features

  • Features Overview
  • Wait-time analytics
  • Performance intelligence
  • Collaboration across teams
  • Performance history
  • Scalable, agentless architecture
  • Query analysis and expert advice
  • Multi-vendor platform with cloud support
  • Availability Group Monitoring
  • Locking and blocking analysis
  • Alerts and reports
  • SQL performance tuning advice
  • Features Overview

    Discover why database professionals and developers love SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer.

    Response time analytics
    Correlates activity, wait types, SQL statements, and other dimensions to help pinpoint the exact cause of database slowdowns
    Every session, every second
    Know exactly what's happening in your database, including wait times, plans, queries, resources, changes, and historical analysis
    Optimize all your production databases
    Agentless architecture is safe to use in dev, test, and production, virtualized or in the cloud, Amazon AWS , EC2, RDS, and Azure
    Aligns developers, DBAs, and operations
    DPA’s easy, web-based interface allows teams to collaborate and be on the same page about how new code impacts performance
    Max performance with existing resources
    Before you invest in hardware, know what’s causing your performance bottleneck. DPA helps pinpoint the root cause of problems and allows you to validate your hardware purchases
  • Wait-time analytics

    A true performance analysis tool that focuses on response time to identify bottlenecks and understand where the database spends time.

    DPA’s unique Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis correlates wait time with resources, workload statistics, events, and other dimensions to quickly pinpoint the largest contributors to slow performance.

  • Performance intelligence

    Provides a single version of the truth across databases and the infrastructure that supports database performance.

    Raise your performance IQ with visibility into the infrastructure (database, virtual, and physical tiers), query insights, and historical benchmarks.

  • Collaboration across teams

    Developers, DBAs, and operations teams can finally get on the same page. DPA helps everyone understand performance.

    DPA web interface and read-only rights make it safe to use across teams. Developers can see the impact of new code in production, and operations can see the impact of any changes.

  • Performance history

    Activity history with one-second resolution at your fingertips.

    Discover the cause of past issues, drill down to specific points in time, compare and analyze historic performance and metric baselines to find anomalies and problems.

  • Scalable, agentless architecture

    Stay on top of real-world performance from dozens, hundreds, or thousands of instances across environments.

    Less than 1% overhead, no agents, ease of installation and administration.

  • Query analysis and expert advice

    Tuning advisors provide clear and actionable advice.

    DPA provides deep query and execution plan analysis. Tuning advisors point to problems that need immediate focus.

  • Multi-vendor platform with cloud support

    One platform to monitor and optimize all your databases.

    Optimize MySQL, Oracle SE & EE, SQL Server, DB2, SAP ASE on-premises, on VMware, or on the cloud including, azure SQL Database, and AWS RDS.

  • Availability Group Monitoring

    Get AG status, health, and failover alerts

    Know the status and relative health of your Always On Availability Group environment as well as get alerted when things change.

  • Locking and blocking analysis

    See the cumulative impact of blocking and deadlocks on queries and response time.

    DPA displays wait caused by root blockers and total victim impact to keep tuning focused on critical queries. Identify why queries are waiting and see the last activity of an idle blocker.

  • Alerts and reports

    Use alerts to get notified when degradation occurs proactively. Reports help share the story.

    Comprehensive alerting and reporting that won’t overload your inbox. Baselines highlight outliers. DPA comes with pre-built alerts and reports, or you can create your own.

  • SQL performance tuning advice

    SQL Server Performance Tuning.

    Often, database performance issues result from poorly written queries, bad design, or index strategies. 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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Key Features

Features Overview Discover why database professionals and developers love SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer.
Wait-time analytics
A true performance analysis tool that focuses on response time to identify bottlenecks and understand where the database spends time. DPA’s unique Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis correlates wait time with resources, workload statistics, events, and other dimensions to quickly pinpoint the largest contributors to slow performance.
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Performance intelligence
Provides a single version of the truth across databases and the infrastructure that supports database performance. Raise your performance IQ with visibility into the infrastructure (database, virtual, and physical tiers), query insights, and historical benchmarks.
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Collaboration across teams
Developers, DBAs, and operations teams can finally get on the same page. DPA helps everyone understand performance. DPA web interface and read-only rights make it safe to use across teams. Developers can see the impact of new code in production, and operations can see the impact of any changes.
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Performance history
Activity history with one-second resolution at your fingertips. Discover the cause of past issues, drill down to specific points in time, compare and analyze historic performance and metric baselines to find anomalies and problems.
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Scalable, agentless architecture
Stay on top of real-world performance from dozens, hundreds, or thousands of instances across environments. Less than 1% overhead, no agents, ease of installation and administration.
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Query analysis and expert advice
Tuning advisors provide clear and actionable advice. DPA provides deep query and execution plan analysis. Tuning advisors point to problems that need immediate focus.
Close Feature
Multi-vendor platform with cloud support
One platform to monitor and optimize all your databases. Optimize MySQL, Oracle SE & EE, SQL Server, DB2, SAP ASE on-premises, on VMware, or on the cloud including, azure SQL Database, and AWS RDS.
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Availability Group Monitoring
Get AG status, health, and failover alerts Know the status and relative health of your Always On Availability Group environment as well as get alerted when things change.
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Locking and blocking analysis
See the cumulative impact of blocking and deadlocks on queries and response time. DPA displays wait caused by root blockers and total victim impact to keep tuning focused on critical queries. Identify why queries are waiting and see the last activity of an idle blocker.
Close Feature
Alerts and reports
Use alerts to get notified when degradation occurs proactively. Reports help share the story. Comprehensive alerting and reporting that won’t overload your inbox. Baselines highlight outliers. DPA comes with pre-built alerts and reports, or you can create your own.
Close Feature
SQL performance tuning advice
SQL Server Performance Tuning. Often, database performance issues result from poorly written queries, bad design, or index strategies. 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 is the impact of running DPA on my production instances?
  • How do I access DPA? Do I have to install anything on my PC to view the interface?
  • What databases and platforms can you monitor?
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  • What is the impact of running DPA on my production instances?

    The impact to your production instance is minimal.

    Less than 1%. DPA is agentless and only monitors active sessions allowing you to keep your overhead on monitored instances extremely low.

    Agentless Architecture
  • How do I access DPA? Do I have to install anything on my PC to view the interface?

    Viewing our interface is as simple as launching a browser.

    Download and install your free trial using our Getting Started Guide, which is located in the Success Center.

  • What databases and platforms can you monitor?

    Database Performance Analyzer monitors all your database engines with a single installation.

    Because we're agentless, we can monitor Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, and SAP ASE running on premise (physical or on VMware) or in the cloud (both virtual machine offerings and Database-as-a-Service).

    Agentless Architecture
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What is the impact of running DPA on my production instances?
The impact to your production instance is minimal. Less than 1%. DPA is agentless and only monitors active sessions allowing you to keep your overhead on monitored instances extremely low. Agentless Architecture
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How do I access DPA? Do I have to install anything on my PC to view the interface?
Viewing our interface is as simple as launching a browser. Download and install your free trial using our Getting Started Guide, which is located in the Success Center.
Close FAQ
What databases and platforms can you monitor?
Database Performance Analyzer monitors all your database engines with a single installation. Because we're agentless, we can monitor Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, and SAP ASE running on premise (physical or on VMware) or in the cloud (both virtual machine offerings and Database-as-a-Service). Agentless Architecture
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What is database performance tuning?
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Performance tuning is the process of analyzing database and system metrics to identify bottlenecks and determine changes that will result in faster database performance.

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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.

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