Relational Database Performance Monitoring for Multiple Platforms

Precise for Databases

SQL Server databases are the system of record for business applications and as their performance goes, so go the
performance of applications and the organization as a whole. Downtime and slow system performance can result in
significant lost revenue, lower productivity, and increased support costs if not resolved quickly. When
performance problems occur, Database Administrators (DBAs) are frequently the first called to troubleshoot –
often without any proof of where the issue lies. Any number of monitoring tools can extract metrics and provide
data alerts, but without context for what is driving these metrics, performance management is hit and miss. DBAs
need a solution that provides insight into the real causes of performance bottlenecks to resolve problems no
matter where they exist in the stack.

24×7 SQL Server Monitoring

The Precise Platform continuously monitors SQL Server environments and provides actionable diagnostic information
to help DBAs tune performance. It can correlate transactions with web, network, application, or storage tier and
even associate database transactions with end user sessions to trace problems quickly.

Simplified Problem Isolation

The Precise Platform analyzes SQL statements, database objects, and SQL Server instances to uncover specific
causes of performance problems. It presents the access path in detailed steps, and displays the statistics
needed to understand each step so you can isolate problems fast.

Pinpoint Problem Root Cause

Once a performance problem is identified, The Precise Platform allows DBAs to drill down in context of the user
transaction to pinpoint the problem’s root cause, whether it is a poorly designed SQL statement, program,
database object, or even a bottleneck due to a resource shortage in the underlying operating system,
virtualization infrastructure, or storage.

Proactive Tuning Recommendations

The Precise Platform provides DBAs with a library of knowledge and experience designed to help them tune their
SQL Server environment. Recommendations around SQL statement tuning, database object tuning, index tuning and
index cost are just a few examples of the many recommendations available.

Perform “What If” Analysis

The Precise Platform automatically identifies problem areas and provides actionable advice on how to address
them. Before any change is made, DBAs can perform “what-if” analysis to predict the impact of proposed changes
to remove the risk of accidentally making things worse.

Capacity Planning

SQL Server databases are constantly growing and evolving. By connecting transaction performance with the
infrastructure it touches, The Precise Platform makes it easier to align server and storage capacity with the
growing needs of the business.

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Europa Sports is very likely to recommend Precise for this reason: “Precise provides excellent drill-down capabilities to reveal information not easily retrieved otherwise.”
Rick Reynolds, JD Edwards CNC/System Administrator, Europa Sports (Medium Enterprise, Wholesale Distribution), USA.
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