SolarWinds has announced the availability of machine learning-enabled database anomaly detection and an automated management API in the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA). The company also introduced a refresh of its IT operations management portfolio, designed to improve support for monitoring IT services and extend support for monitoring private cloud and converged infrastructures. SolarWinds executive vice president and global chief technology officer Joe Kim says, “A slow-running database can significantly affect the end-to-end performance of applications and the experience of end users.” “With new anomaly detection capabilities, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 12.1 empowers database professionals to identify and respond to performance incidents.” When managing large environments, manually-intensive approaches consume time, can be slow to yield actionable insights, and require historical knowledge of baseline performance. With DPA 12.1, customers can save time by not only automating anomaly detection to more quickly find, visualise, and alert when database wait times deviate from the expected, but by also leveraging machine learning capabilities to monitor behaviour patterns and gain meaningful insight into what is expected versus an anomaly. Database professionals can also benefit from the addition of the DPA management API, which allows customers to automate instance management (such as registration, licensing, annotations, and more) as well as programmatically scale to meet the needs of large or dynamic environments.
With less time spent on redundant tasks, DBAs can focus on bigger picture improvements and proactive innovation. SolarWinds DPA is designed to provide integration with the SolarWinds Orion Platform, and its many modules, including Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and Server and Application Monitor (SAM). Integration with features like the SolarWinds PerfStack dashboard can provide additional blocking analysis support, designed to help users discover where an incident occurred, the overall impact of the action, and guide informed future troubleshooting strategies. Updates to IT operations management portfolio improve management of hybrid IT environments “As organisations continue their transition from purely on-premises operations into both private and public cloud infrastructures, along with increased consumption of SaaS-delivered applications like Office 365, adapting their IT monitoring and management capabilities can pose a significant challenge,” Kim says. “We’ve expanded our IT operations management product portfolio to deliver improved support for monitoring Active Directory and extended our infrastructure monitoring capabilities with additional support for VMware environments, and adding support for Cisco UCS converged infrastructure. “These are designed to help today’s technology professionals easily extend their monitoring across their ever-expanding IT environment, an integrated experience that delivers monitoring through a single pane of glass.” Within its IT operations management portfolio, SolarWinds announced updates to the following software products: