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Brother-Thoroughbred®

Brother-Thoroughbred provides industry breakthrough database measurements for transaction times, time distributions, and service level attainments. IT groups can now measure and document their transaction performance success, as well as be equipped with the right information to understand if database performance is at fault or not in the event that service levels are not being attained. And, if the database is at fault, the DBA group can easily determine the resource bottleneck (CPU, I/O, Locks, Sorts) and rapidly solve any problems. Transaction Performance Timeline and Time Distribution

Service Level Attainments

Brother-Thoroughbred measures and counts database transaction service level attainments so that your IT organization can accurately know how often SLAs are being met, and how many times transaction performance has disappointed customers. More specifically, Brother-Thoroughbred will show both counts and percentage attainments for transactions completing in less than 1 second, less than 3 seconds, less than 5, 10, 15, 30, and greater than 30 seconds. Integrated workflows with Brother-Panther® make it easy to find the database statements (SQL, XQueries) that are contributing to slow transaction response times. Service Level Attainment Chart
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The DBI pureFeat Performance Management Suite for IBM DB2 LUW also includes:
Brother-Thoroughbred®
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Business Challenges

Service Level Agreements

Many of today's IT groups are required to meet service level agreements because uptime and transaction performance directly impacts the productivity and profitability of the entire organization. 99.9% uptime isn't good enough if average transaction response times are taking 30 or more seconds. The challenges are accurately knowing average response times, how often response time service levels are being met, and, if service levels aren't being met, why?

Performance Accountability

If transactions are slow, is it a database problem or not? Where does the time go? WHO, or what group, needs to solve the performance problem? How can an IT DBA group measure and document their performance success?

Supported Databases

  • DB2 LUW
    • V8.2 FP 9a+
    • V9.1, 9.5, 9.7
    • V10.1, 10.5

Licensing

Brother-Thoroughbred is a separately licensed add-on feature to Brother-Panther® for DB2 LUW.

DBI pureFeat™

The DBI pureFeat Performance Management Suite for IBM DB2 LUW also includes:
Brother-Panther®
Brother-Eagle®
Brother-Hawk™

Key Features

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Determine Average Transaction Response Times Within the average, compute Time Distribution of time inside the database and out For time owned by the database, compute Time Distribution across resource consumers: CPU, read I/O, write I/O, direct I/O, Locks, and Sorts Track Service Level Attainments and show how many, and what percent, of transactions complete within defined service levels: Less than 1 second, less than 3 seconds, less than 5, 7, 10, 15, 30, and greater than 30 seconds
  • Customer can modify threshold levels to suit their business needs
Adjustable time range selector makes it possible to see not only recent results, but also rewind the hands of time to view history from earlier time periods
  • Were SLAs met last week?
  • Last month?
  • Has database tuning been effective over time?
Integrated workflows with Brother-Panther® make it easy to find database statements that are causing SLAs to be missed due to high average elapsed times and statements that are contributing to resource bottlenecks such as high CPU consumption, high I/O times, or high sort costs.  
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