Tuning databases is often an arduous, ongoing project for database administrators (DBA) and application developers alike. Poor database performance is frequently the root cause of application performance issues and can have a serious performance on the end user's experience and, therefore, the business. There are dozens of tools out there to help manage database performance, but many of these are difficult to use and degrade performance too much for a production environment. Even more importantly, most of these tools are limited to the database itself, and fail to take into account the application and end users that interact with it. As a result, it is often difficult to prioritize where you should tune the database in order to have the most impact on application performance.
AppDynamics is designed for operations and development teams to quickly identify and troubleshoot performance issues, and AppDynamics for Databases allows those teams to drill down even further into the database to discover root cause.
Easy to Use
With a simple web-based UI, AppDynamics is ridiculously simple to deploy and use – both in the application and the database. Most database performance tuning tools are difficult to configure and use, but with AppDynamics it's easy to identify problem areas and drill down into the appropriate execution plans to find root cause.
AppDynamics collects fine-grained data, which is essential to locating the root cause of many of today's application performance issues, making optimizing databases easier than ever before.
Single pane-of-glass view
With AppDynamics' single pane-of-glass view, you can easily see your entire application environment in the same UI, including your application servers and any database platforms. Drill down directly from a slow Business Transaction to the execution plan in the database to identify the slow stored procedure or slow query that's to blame.
More About Database Monitoring with AppDynamics
AppDynamics for Databases is the only database monitoring tool that's designed for application teams to use. Most database profiling and tuning tools today are built for and used by DBAs, with no application or Business Transaction context. While these tools work for tuning stored procedures and other issues that are limited to the database, when it comes to identifying which issues have the greatest impact on end user experience these tools fall flat. In addition, these tools are typically difficult to install and use.
With AppDynamics, anyone can easily identify and troubleshoot an issue that's affecting end user performance. Application teams and DBAs alike can drill directly into a slow query from a slow Business Transaction, making it easier to prioritize issues based on which parts of the application are used the most frequently. With AppDynamics, DBAs can focus on optimizing stored procedures and queries that will make the biggest difference for their end users and their business.