SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Monitoring and tuning for cloud & hybrid environments

4.83/5 (6 reviews)

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer overview

Database Performance Analyzer is an application performance monitoring solution for cloud and hybrid environments. System admins, DBAs (database administrators), developers, and database managers use DPA for preventing and solving database performance issues, as well as analysis and tuning.

DPA’s key features include tools for identifying performance bottlenecks in AWS and Azure, and response time analysis for monitoring, analyzing, and tuning the performance of an SQL Server instance. Database Performance Analyzer provides DBAs and developers with actionable SQL performance tuning advice, so they can focus on a specific SQL query.

Users can utilize SQL response time as a key metric for contrasting performance between platforms. The system uses multi-dimensional analysis for analyzing and tuning AWS, EC2® instance performance, and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).


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United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, India

Supported languages

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, Spanish
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer screenshot: Identify performance bottlenecks in databases running on AWSDatabase Performance Analyzer Guided TourSolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer screenshot: Accelerate database virtualization on VMwareSolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer screenshot: Isolate root cause by performing multi-dimensional analysisSolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer screenshot: Identify performance bottlenecks in the cloud with DPA historical trendingSolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer screenshot: Get actionable monitor performance in the Azure cloudSolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer screenshot: Get actionable advice

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer reviews


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Value for money
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Gavin Lau

Use it to monitor and analyze our database perform.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Useful current or historical information on query (high wait / load / execute time). Agent base software, easy to install and manage on either Physical or Virtual OS. Provide useful information on database performance (CPU, disk, query, wait time, and other status). Allow to setup any custom alerts and monitoring on MySQL or MSQL.

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Jeremy Mayfield

Database Performance Analyzer great product in the right situation

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

The indepth detail and knowledge you get from this product is amazing, more than a reporting tool, its full monitoring with drill down details of storage, applications and more.

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Ankit Bhatia

Simple and Straighforward

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Go ahead to use itThe really nice thing about DPA is that I can send developers a login and link (you can create non-admin "read" accounts) and it's easy enough to use that they can visualize and understand things without having to jump into an user guide. the tool is simple to use and offers a viable freeware whose only basic limitation is a four window for history - this allows for one to test drive the software and see exactly what it can do.

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David Bower

DPA Good SQL tool

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Solarwinds DPA has been a great asset to out toolset. While adhoc SQL can tell us a lot this tool helps to bring it all together in a single tool with great visual references. It also provides great history to review issues and performance impact and goals.Ease of use and history

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Austin Greca

You don't have to be a DBA to benefit from using this!

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-18
Review Source: Software Advice

We were able to use this product to identify issues with our database's performance that was initially thought to be caused by network issues. I'm not a DBA but I was able to easily navigate through the product and view snapshots of performance data during the time people were experiencing issues. Having the historical performance data was absolutely vital. As you know, the information about an issue occurring never arrives in real time! After drilling down (again, super easy) I was able to see that a few large queries were responsible for the slowness. It even provided advice on how to improve the queries. I was able to send that information to our DBA who could use it to make improvements.

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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer pricing

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Starting from $1625.

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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer features

Activity Tracking
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
User Activity Monitoring

API (255 other apps)
Access Control (72 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (112 other apps)
Application Integration (67 other apps)
Auditing (77 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (99 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (59 other apps)
Data Import/Export (79 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (83 other apps)
Projections (62 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (60 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (66 other apps)
SSL Security (69 other apps)
Third Party Integration (110 other apps)
Workflow Management (71 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Key features of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Identify performance bottlenecks in AWS and Azure
  • Multi-dimensional analysis
  • Analyze and tune AWS
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • EC2 instance performance
  • Response time analysis
  • SQL response time
  • Contrast performance
  • Different platforms
  • Visibility into databases
  • Supports cloud, virtualized, and on-premises deployment opti
  • Agentless architecture
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Virtualization
  • SQL queries
  • Performance improvements
  • Historical trends and charts
  • Trend dashboard
  • Reporting
  • Multiple views
  • Tracking features
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Solarwinds' Database Performance Analyzer offers simplified deployment management by using pre-configured versions of VM for Azure and Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

IT teams can get a unified view of application performance with DPA’s intuitive charts and non-intrusive architecture.

DPA enables organizations to isolate the root cause of performance problems with multi-dimensional analysis.

DPA provides actionable SQL performance tuning advice for developers, enabling them to focus on a specific query.

DPA has a unique agentless architecture with a less than 1% load on monitored server.