SolarWinds DPA integrates with Orion to ensure application performance

SolarWinds, a provider of IT performance management software, announced the integration of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) with the SolarWinds Orion technology backbone.

Better performance of business-critical applications is the main outcome of the integration between the two IT performance management software suites.

The company in a statement said that the integration enables collaboration between database and systems administration teams. The integration presents wait time analysis and other key database performance metrics in the context of the application — within the SolarWinds Orion user interface.

Gleanster Research’s recent application performance management (APM) survey says 88 percent of respondents cited the database as the most common challenge or issue with application performance. 71 percent said their current APM tools only provide hints, but rarely identify the root cause of problems.

Following the integration move, SolarWinds now provides database and systems administrators:

A single view of performance, uptime, capacity and resource utilization across the stack — applications, databases, hypervisors and servers — to help pinpoint inefficient code, resource bottlenecks and application performance issues.

Deeper application-specific context for database operations, asset management, instance discovery, capacity planning, index fragmentation and agent job status.

Improved ability to figure out what to fix and more time actually fixing problems with wait-time analytics, performance-to-resource correlation and tuning advice.

SolarWinds Integrates Database
Gerardo Dada, vice president of product marketing and strategy, SolarWinds, said: “Integration of SolarWinds DPA with the SolarWinds Orion technology backbone means the database is no longer the black box it once was to systems administrators.”

SolarWinds DPA is a database performance monitoring, analysis and optimization tool for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Standard Edition, Oracle Enterprise Edition, IBMDB2 and SAP ASE operations.

While SolarWinds DPA now integrates with the SolarWinds Orion technology backbone, existing SolarWinds DPA customers not currently leveraging SolarWinds Orion will not need to install SolarWinds Orion to continue using it. However, database teams can benefit from the integration and additional capabilities made possible with SolarWinds SAM.

The price of SolarWinds DPA is $1,995 for SQL Server and Oracle Standard Edition, and $3,495 for Oracle Enterprise Edition, DB2 and SAP ASE. SolarWinds offers fully functional two-week trials for both the Amazon AWS Marketplace AMI and the downloadable version on the SolarWinds website.

The company said customers will not incur SolarWinds software charges during free two-week trials, however AWS infrastructure charges still apply.

Shilpa Khatri
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