Confio IgniteVM Helps Indiana University Simplify its Database Management

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IU gains a single-pane view of its SQL Server and Oracle databases on VMware.

Today Confio Software announced that Indiana University (IU) has implemented Confio IgniteVM software to simplify and streamline performance of its SQL Server and Oracle databases running on VMware. By implementing Ignite, IU was able to unite its performance management, including database, VM and physical host indicators, in one comprehensive, single-pane view, giving the University the ability to safely share performance information across DBAs, developers, and system administrators.

IU recognized the benefits of running its hundreds of enterprise class databases on VMware early on, and today the University has more than 2,000 total virtual machines. However, prior to Ignite, the database team had little visibility into VMware changes, such as Vmotion and server resizing events, which could potentially impact database applications. Now, IU has a solution that allows DBAs to see the root causes of problems directly, without having to engage virtualization administrators to capture raw data.

“With Confio Ignite, we’ve been able to examine SQL activity and trends during core business hours and quickly identify and remediate underperforming SQL,” said Dan Young, Manager of Enterprise Database Administration for Indiana University. “Ignite allowed us to identify and fully address the most intensive Decision Support SQL statement in a typical processing day, all within the first full week after installation.”

IgniteVM is the industry’s first software designed specifically to monitor database performance in a VMware environment. By offering DBAs an unprecedented level of visibility beyond the database and into the virtual server layers, IgniteVM reduces the risk of database performance issues and connects IT directors, VMware administrators and DBAs to help ensure a successful physical to virtual (P2V) transition.

“IU has been a trailblazer in advancing the use of databases on VMware, which underscores the University’s commitment to an efficient and cost-effective IT environment,” said John Ditmar, Major Account Manager for Confio. “Ignite will help the University IT team continue to be a leading institution in service-levels and performance.”

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About Confio Software
Confio Software develops database performance solutions for DBAs, IT managers, and database developers, for both physical and virtual server environments. Confio’s flagship product, Ignite, helps eliminate bottlenecks, speed problem resolution, and reduce the cost of operations for SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and Sybase databases and VMware servers. Since the company’s founding in 2002, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit

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