SolarWinds to Demonstrate Performance Optimization for Cloud and On-Premises SQL Server Databases at PASS Summit 2017

Attendees Invited to Join an Interactive Session on SQL Server Audit with SolarWinds Head Geek, Microsoft MVP, vExpert, and Certified SQL Server Master, Thomas LaRock

Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at PASS Summit® 2017, October 31-November 3, 2017, in Seattle, Washington. SolarWinds Head Geek and nine-time Microsoft® MVP, Thomas LaRock, will present an overview of SQL Server® Audit. The company will also exhibit its latest updates to SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), including AlwaysOn Availability Group monitoring improvements.

“Data is the most critical asset that any company owns. Today’s applications have made access to data faster and easier for everyone, which in turn poses challenges to anyone who needs to track and analyze data access patterns,” said LaRock.

In his SQL Server Audit session, LaRock will demonstrate how to use the native audit functionality inside of SQL Server as well as the advanced Audit and Threat Detection functionality provided by Microsoft Azure® SQL Database. He will also discuss how DBAs can capture and track activity and address the best ways to consume, centralize, and analyze audit logs.

SolarWinds at PASS Summit 2017

Visit Booth 326

LaRock will be joined by Janis Griffin, SolarWinds database performance evangelist and Oracle® ACE, along with other SolarWinds product experts at booth 326 to demonstrate SolarWinds DPA for SQL Server and show off functionalities, including:

  • Advanced support for AlwaysOn Availability Groups, allowing users to see replica health and status at a glance, as well as providing notifications of status changes or failovers
  • Agentless architecture in SQL Server development, test, staging, and production environments, showing where the bottlenecks are and enhancing collaboration
  • Wait-time analytics and Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis, to help identify the root cause of complex problems and improve the performance of on-premises, virtualized, cloud, or hybrid IT application environments
  • Support for SQL Server, Azure SQL databases, MySQL®, and other database engines

Join the Discussion

  • “SQL Server Audit”
    -- What: Attendees will learn how to create and configure audits, and discuss the best approach for consuming, centralizing, and analyzing audit logs.
    -- When: Wednesday, November 1, 3:15-4:30 p.m. PDT
    -- Where: Level 200, Room 6C

About Head Geek Thomas LaRock
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, VMware® vExpert, and former Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.

For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

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SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide, from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, managed service providers (MSPs), government agencies, and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT, MSP, and DevOps professionals, and strive to eliminate the complexity that our customers have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address key areas of the infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. This focus and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as the worldwide leader in both network management software and MSP solutions, and is driving similar growth across the full spectrum of IT management software. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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