SOURCE: Confio Software

November 08, 2006 16:21 ET

Confio Software Announces Ignite for SQL Server

New Database Performance Tuning Methodology for Microsoft SQL Server

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2006 -- Confio Software, the leading developer of database performance tuning software built on best practice Wait-Time methods, announces the availability of Ignite™ for SQL Server, a performance tool that expands expert DBA performance techniques into SQL Server environments. Building on the success of Confio Ignite™ for Oracle, Confio has expanded its solution to include performance monitoring of Microsoft SQL Server databases for use in a growing number of enterprises that require a common solution to support both SQL Server and Oracle databases.

"Microsoft has made serious inroads into traditional Oracle shops, with critical applications being deployed with SQL Server databases. Our customers have requested a solution that applies the same instant problem resolution delivered with Ignite for Oracle for their growing SQL Server databases," stated Don Bergal, Chief Operating Officer, Confio Software. "Wait-Time analysis has proven itself in the Oracle environment and we expect the same success in identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks with SQL Server."

Ignite Rocks!

In evaluations already complete, Ignite for SQL Server has already had a positive impact. One of Confio's early evaluators of Ignite for SQL Server is LogRhythm, Inc. "Database performance is essential for our log management solution," stated Andy Grolnick, LogRhythm CEO. "Ignite gave us almost immediate clarity on how to improve the performance of a key daily process. In less than a day, we had improved performance of this process by a factor of 10. Ignite Rocks!"

Wait Time Analysis

While conventional database tools count the number of events and system operations, Wait-Time based approaches measure the time impact of bottlenecks inside the database and correlates them with the end user application service. As a result, Ignite is unique in the SQL Server market in being able to instantly identify the exact SQL and database process that is creating most delay for end users.

Free Trial

A free trial of Ignite for SQL Server is available from Installing in 30 minutes on the Ignite Repository Server, Ignite is agentless, requiring no installed software on the monitored SQL Server database. The evaluation version supports both SQL Server 2000 and 2005. It is designed for use in mixed Oracle and Microsoft SQL environments, giving data collection and results in a common solution for both database types.

About Confio Software

Confio Software develops application performance management tools that are revolutionizing the way that databases and the applications that depend on them are monitored, managed and optimized. Built on industry best-practice Wait-Time methods, Confio Igniter Suite improves service levels and reduces costs for database and application infrastructure. Confio is based in Boulder, Colorado, with customers worldwide. For more information see

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