SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Available on AWS
The platform’s agent-less architecture is used to analyze performance across development, testing, QA and production environments.SolarWinds announced enhancements to its IT performance management platform. The upgrades are designed to improve application performance by optimizing SQL Server, Oracle and other database operations. The apps can be hosted on premises or in a virtualized environment in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. The company’s Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) continuously monitors SQL Server, Oracle, SAP ASE (formerly Sybase) and DB2 databases in physical, cloud-based and VMware environments. It identifies database performance issues that impact end-user response times, isolates root causes, shows historical performance trends and dynamic baselines, and correlates metrics with response times and performance. DPA pricing starts at $1,995 for SQL Server and Oracle Standard Edition, and $3,495 for Oracle Enterprise Edition, DB2 and SAP ASE. "Improvements in database performance result in application improvements, which in turn result in more productivity by all the people who use that application. In fact, for today’s consumers, an application that does not respond in just three seconds, is simply not working," Gerardo Dada, SolarWinds’ vice president of product marketing and strategy, told eWEEK. "Most businesses rely on applications to run. Salespeople need a CRM system. Information workers need access to email and data, doctors need access to medical records, and retailers need a point of purchase system and credit card processing, and so on."
Both the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and the downloadable version, available on the SolarWinds Website, offer two-week trials, and all database platforms are licensed by the instance. The price includes the first year of maintenance.