Introducing DBmarlin for Instana

What do you do when you have found a slow database query in Instana and are wondering, where do I go from here?

Special Offer for Instana Users

Example showing a very long running SQL statement within an Instana Trace. In this case you can see the SQL text and its duration but not the reason why it was so slow.

Instana shows a slow SQL statement

Instana can identify when slow SQL is causing poor experience for your end users.

The DBmarlin Story

We started with a blank sheet of paper and have created a next generation database monitoring solution engineered to make it easier to ensure your databases run fast and stay fast.

With DBmarlin, our aim is to democratise the ability to guarantee good database performance by putting the right information in the hands of more people. Now you don’t need to be a DBA to ensure good performance. DBmarlin makes it easy for anyone without specialist database tuning expertise to understand problems and be able to take positive action. 


Key Features

DBmarlin monitors database performance, tracks changes and helps your databases run fast.

One product

 Provides an easy to use and consistent way to monitor all your databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server) both self-hosted or cloud.


Captures statement text and wait states so you can see exactly where the time is spent when executing SQL within your DB. 


Auto-detects changes to schema objects, database parameters, explain plans so you can see their impact on performance.


Allows you to register events such as code releases, or other important events, helping you diagnose the impact of changes against your databases. 

Instana integration 

Click-through integration, linking from database performance to the infrastructure, applications, services  and users accessing it. 

Modern UI 

Modern and consistent user interface across different database technologies that is easy to understand for experts and non-experts alike. 

Supports cloud-hosted as well as self-hosted databases

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure SQL
  • Azure MySQL
  • Azure MariaDB
  • Azure PostgreSQL

Amazon RDS

  • RDS Aurora
  • RDS MariaDB
  • RDS PostgreSQL
  • RDS Oracle
  • RDS SQL Server

DBmarlin Supported Database Platforms

Cross-platform database performance tuning and optimization

DBmarlin can be up and running in minutes, collecting vital information about exactly how your databases are working to support your users. It’s simple to spot performance bottlenecks, relate problems to any changes made and focus on the right corrective actions. 

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 Free forever  Simple install  Fast root cause

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