SolarWinds introduces database performance analyzer for MySQL


16 September 2015

SolarWinds has announced that it has added support for MySQL databases to its Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) 10.0. With the addition of MySQL, SolarWinds DPA now supports the three database platforms — Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL. Thereby providing database administrators (DBAs), application developers and operations teams with enterprise-grade database performance tuning, metric visibility and resource correlation based on a wait-time-analytics and resource correlation approach to help improve the performance of corporate, cloud and SaaS applications based on any of these databases from within a single management dashboard.

Recent SolarWinds survey data indicated that many organizations use multiple database platforms in production for mission critical workloads — with SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL, respectively, being the most common. With SolarWinds DPA for MySQL, organizations can more broadly implement MySQL alongside other database platforms while maintaining the peace of mind that comes with having mission critical applications and workloads operate at peak performance without database-related bottlenecks.

“As MySQL has become more popular in larger organizations due to its open source benefits, a key issue, especially when it comes to business-critical workloads, has been a lack of truly enterprise-grade tools to optimize and troubleshoot MySQL, which ultimately improves performance and the performance of the applications that depend on it,” said Gerardo Dada, vice president of product marketing, SolarWinds.

“SolarWinds DPA for MySQL allows organizations to accelerate their investment in MySQL by providing database and applications teams with the visibility, troubleshooting and optimization technology these workloads require. Combined with the existing support for SQL Server, Oracle and other top platforms, SolarWinds DPA helps to provide application teams the performance certainty they need to run the most important applications for their business with a much broader choice of underlying database,” he added.