On July 15th, 2006, DBI turned one year old. We had quite a party!
In case you missed it, we hired a party boat on Lake Travis in Austin and spent the day on the water. Every "brother" on our team received a noodle as a party favor and it was quite a sight to see everyone floating around this beautiful lake. The diving platform and water slide were big hits too, and Brother-Sergio did a fantastic job on the grill cooking burgers and hot dogs. It's remarkable how refreshing ice cold water can be when you are the target of a squirt gun.
I am very proud of our team and what we have achieved. Tecnically, yes, DBI is a "young" company, but in just 365 days we've grown to over two dozen seasoned professionals with decades of IBM DB2 and Oracle expertise.
"Start-ups", or "young" companies, traditionally don't become profitable until their 3rd or 4th year of existence. Remarkably, DBI has booked over $2.2M in revenue during the first two calendar quarters, we're about $1M in the black so far, and we're on target towards $5-6M annual revenue for 2006. DBI is presently privately held so we can do the right things for our customers and employees without being a slave to quarterly Wall Street results. Ask any of our team members, and they'll tell you that we're on to something special here.
To all of the DBI "brothers", thank you for making DBI such a success in such a short period of time. Interested in joining our team? Please visit our Careers page at http://www.database-brothers.com/careers.php
To all of our customers, thank you for your trust, confidence, and your business. Do you have your FREE copy of Brother-Eagle? yet? This is DBI's gift to the DB2 LUW and Oracle database communities - please run Brother-Eagle to analyze performance of any database BEFORE needlessly upgrading your hardware.
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Until next time,