DBAs today need better tools than ever, because they are being asked to manage increasingly complex systems that are ever more critical to the organization. As those complex systems
change—whether because of platform or application upgrades, changes in user workload or other factors—performance can suffer. Users, however, demand high performance around the clock. Therefore, DBAs cannot afford to be constantly in response mode, struggling with basic tools to diagnose complex database performance issues. Instead, they need advanced performance management tools that will enable them to catch emerging issues before they can affect end users—and the organization’s bottom line. This white paper explores how advanced database management can help DBAs not only respond to database performance problems more effectively, but also protect the system by preventing problems from developing at all, ensuring high service levels.