Take 2

My father is fond of saying “The difference between stupidity and ignorance is how many times you make the same mistake.”  I am a student of life.  [chuckles]  I love to learn.  I love to teach.  Most of all, I love helping people.


Many of you may already know my not-so-secret recipe for success (from conference presentations and seminars).  Begin with 6 lemons and juice them.  Add 3 cups of water, ˝ cup of sugar, some ice, and stir.  When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  This is a great recipe, and you can share it with your families.


I started Database-GUYS Inc (DGI) in May of 1998 with my first consulting engagement, a $24,000 check, and a dream.  We grew a great team.  We built great products for IBM DB2 UDB LUW.  After the economic drought of 2002, we were acquired by BMC Software in June of 2003 for $3,000,000.  I can think of a few things I would have done differently.  Let’s just say I’m a little less ignorant now.  [grin]


I can also think of plenty of things that we did very well.  We put our customers and their needs first.  We had intense focus in our niche area of expertise:  DB2 UDB Distributed performance.  We focused on delivering results and performance solutions.  We provided customer support that met, and usually exceeded, our customer’s expectations.  We will seek to repeat these successful initiatives:

  • Customer needs first
  • Intense Focus
  • Solutions that deliver measurable, tangible, and meaningful RESULTS
  • Customer service that exceeds expectations


Database-Brothers Inc (DBI) was born on July 15, 2005.  I have to admit that my blood must be “blue” and my second love is DB2.  Of course, my first love is my wife Janie.  Having learned from DGI what works, and what doesn’t, will be invaluable to our new and growing team, and to our valued clients and customers.


Our web site has been online for just a few days so far, and already there is speculation about Scott Hayes and DB2 UDB, Dave Moore and Oracle, and our new company.  Some of our business plans and partnerships are still developing, so for now we’ll simply rejoice in the database community’s gossip.  It warms our hearts and fuels our energy levels to know that we have touched so many lives in positive ways that we are worthy of your attention.


Soon our team will be bigger than DGI ever was.  Our dreams are bigger too.  We look forward to helping you Accelerate Your Business.


Best regards,



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