Confio Software, part of the SolarWinds® [NYSE:SWI] family, announced today that its Ignite performance monitoring solutions have earned three distinctions in Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine annual awards program. Confio was selected for the 2013 Community Choice Awards in the following categories: Ignite for SQL Server was awarded the silver award for Best Database Monitoring & Performance Product, Confio’s team was honored with the silver for Best Vendor Support and IgniteFree was given the bronze for Best Free Tool. According to Windows IT Pro, the 2013 Community Choice Awards represent the cream of the crop in the various markets the magazine covers. "Participation in our 2013 Community Choice awards was excellent,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Penton. "Our Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, and DevPro awards programs are unique in that the product-nomination process is open to readers. We don't just present a predefined list of products and services, thereby limiting scope. Instead, the community both nominates and votes for the best products of the year, ensuring a nice breadth of inclusion in the surveys. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards." “The Community Choice Awards are particularly thrilling for us because they are selected by our users and those in the database community,” said Don Bergal, Confio’s Chief Marketing Office. “These awards underscore our commitment to delivering useful, reliable and supportive software tools that solve database administrators’ pain points.” Confio develops database performance solutions that improve service and reduce the cost of operating Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and Sybase databases in physical or VMware environments. Confio's unique use of response-time analysis in Ignite helps database administrators (DBA), developers and DBA managers identify, analyze and resolve the most complex and costly performance problems which can significantly affect enterprise business performance.