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May 3, 2011, 12:37 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 News

DBI's Brother-Panther® 5.1 for DB2® LUW brings new features that provide significant analysis capability that the IT industry has not seen before.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DBI (Database-Brothers, Inc.), a software company providing professional grade database performance management tools, today announced the release of Brother-Panther® version 5.1. Already recognized by the DB2 IT community as a best of breed performance monitoring, tuning, and trending tool with its innovative SQL workload aggregate analysis and trend charts that track change events, this new version provides aggregate costs and details for database applications and users, includes CPU chargeback information, and recommendations for optimized solid state disk (SSD) configuration. Yet, all this is just the tip of the iceberg when the new Database and SQL workload comparison functionality is considered...

"IT people fear change," said Mr. Scott Hayes, President and CEO of DBI. "But," he added, "change is a constant demand. DB2 gets upgraded. Fixpacks get applied. Hardware gets changed. Applications get enhanced. DBAs attempt to tune with configuration and index changes. And, after any change, what everyone wants to know is 'Is performance better or worse? What improved? What degraded?'" And with an enormous smile the size of Texas, Hayes added, "With just two mouse clicks, we can now show our customers the answers to their burning questions! Brother-Panther 5.1 is an industry game changer that will enable DB2 users to fearlessly make changes throughout database and application life cycles."

The High Cost of Slow Performance

In a blog by Alertsite (, Bojan Simic, the founder and principal researcher of TRAC Research, presented the results of his latest research, conducted in the spring of 2010. Here's what he found:

  • 4.4 seconds is the average delay in website response times when business performance begins to decline.
  • $21,000 is the average revenue loss for one hour of website downtime.
  • $4,100 is the average revenue loss of an hour of website slowdowns.
  • Website slowdowns occur 10 times more frequently than website outages.
Based on these findings, according to Simic "we can deduce that website slowdowns can have twice the revenue impact on an organization as an outage."

"Just imagine the impact the DBI tools can have on your organization," states Mr. J. Patrick Guider, Chief Business Officer for DBI. "The cost for these solutions compared to the lost revenue from poor performance is straight forward. DBI really becomes a must-have business optimization solution. The real question is who in these tough economic times can afford ignoring cost and time savings?"

New DBI Software Releases Mean Even More Productivity and Profit for Your Organization

See what new features are included in this new version of Brother-Panther® for DB2 LUW version 5.1. Visit

About DBI

DBI (Database-Brothers, Inc.), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an industry leader in distributed database performance solutions that enable companies to accelerate business performance with clarity while lowering IT costs. For information about DBI, please visit or call Pat Guider at (866) 773-8789 x110.

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