We are very excited to talk to you about this feature packed Beta of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). Since there is so much in this Beta, we will be covering the features in multiple blog posts. In this post I get the privilege of introducing.
If you are interested in being a part of the Beta program, please click the link below. The only requirement is that you must be an existing DPA/Ignite product owner under active maintenance.
WHAT IS DPA?
At this point you may be thinking, 'but what is this DPA of which you speak'. Database Performance Analyzer (formerly Confio Ignite) is a database focused product that uses 'Response Time Analysis' to quickly decompose your queries and identify why they are slow - and then helps you fix them. How does this fit in with the SolarWinds products you already own and love? See this post to find out more detail: SQL Server Two Ways - SAM AppInsight for SQL and Database Performance Analyzer
Oh, and yes, we plan on adding Orion integration in future releases of the tool! Check out the What we are working on now post.
Performance I/O - Drill Down Into I/O Bottlenecks at the File and Drive level
‘It’s slow’ is often all a DBA ever hears when there are performance problems in the database. Slow queries can be attributed to many things in the environment. DBAs in the past have always used wait events to detect I/O problems, now we have another wait to detect these I/O problems!!!
I/O Performance is a great feature, but WAIT, there’s more …..
Mass Registration Wizard - Quickly add all your databases into DPA
If you have a large environment, today you have to go through a tedious process to manually register each database instance. In this beta you can try out the Mass Registration Wizard which will make it much easier to load multiple instances into DPA. What a great feature to use for testing the beta!!!
GUI Improvements - Its not always just about the look
Many of the screens you’ll see, and have seen in this blog, during the Beta process will just have a cleaner, crisper and much more SolarWinds-ier feel. Yes, we are rebranding the product for SolarWinds, but this is more than skin deep - we have also spent a lot of time improving usability and the speed of the product. We have also spent a lot of making GUI enhancements that improve usability and give it more modern aesthetic.
Is that all you say? Not by a longshot. There will be more blog posts coming to continue describing the new features of DPA including:
- Resource Metrics Baselines
- Alert Blackouts
- Custom Metric Alerts.
So, stay at the edge of your seat, the edge of Thwack and STAY TUNED!!!
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for the Beta