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Be A Hero

  Become a DBI Registered User

  Access Download Instructions

  Achieve Tuning Success!

  You're A Performance Hero!



DBI is an IBM Advanced Business Partner


The Hero T-Shirt:
DBI Performance Hero Shirt Front

DBI Performance Hero Shirt Back

The Hero Mug:
DBI Performance Hero Coffee Mug

Be a Performance Hero

Take Back Control of Performance,
Service Level Agreements,
and On Demand Upgrades

Anyone can study a book, take a test, and pass a certification exam.

Performance Heroes are different.

    They make it happen.

        They demonstrate success.

            They achieve great results.

Becoming a Performance Hero is easy with DBI and Brother-Panther™

  1. Request a FREE Proof of Concept Software Trial of Brother-Panther
  2. Download and Read the Brother-Panther Performance Hero Success Guide. This short paper provides guidance on the steps to take to achieve rapid performance tuning success, complete with visual aids and tips.
  3. Get your Database Score and Score Report.
  4. Tune your database (80% of today's databases have performance problems).
    1. View Statement Performance for your database
    2. Find a costly statement in terms of high CPU consumption, high sort time, high elapsed (Exec) time, or high rows read
    3. Explain the statement
    4. Run the Design Analysis function against the statement
    5. Implement new indexes or physical design as appropriate
    6. Remember to run Runstats and flush the dymanic SQL cache
    7. Verify your success!
  5. Graph and Document your tuning success with Brother-Panther's performance trend graphs which include correlated change events.
    • Graph should demonstrate one or more reductions in costs or other improvements
      • Reduced Logical Reads per Transaction (LRTX)
      • Reduced Logical Index Reads per Transaction (LITX)
      • Fewer Sorts per Transaction (SRTTX)
      • Reduced CPU time utilization
      • Improved Database Score
      • Improved I/O times (ORMS, OWMS)
      • Reduced Average Lock Times
    • Graph should span 2 to 4 days of elapsed time
  6. Take a screen shot of your performance trend graph and send it to hero "at" Be sure to include your contact information and describe what you did to achieve your success.
  7. Someone from DBI will contact you to discuss your results and confirm your Performance Hero status and eligible Awards.
  8. That's it!
The fine print

DBI reserves the right to determine eligibility to participate, and to determine achievement Performance Hero Awards, at its sole discretion. Email addresses of Award winners cannot be from free email account domains such as,,, or Award winners must be either consultants or employees of verifyable business entities, non-profit groups, or government organizations. Limit one Performance Hero Award per person per year. Persons working for the same company or organization must demonstrate performance tuning success on different databases, or demonstrate their success during a different time period if the same database is used to qualify. DBI reserves the right to limit the number of Performance Hero Awards within a given organization as determined by email domain name. Persons residing in, or doing business in, countries which the US Government prohibits trade are ineligible for product trials and Performance Hero Awards. DBI may discontinue this program at any time with 30 days notice posted on this page. DBI reserves the right to continue, modify, or extend this Performance Hero program at its sole discretion. Participants agree that they will not send any business or organization confidential data to DBI. Performance Hero Award recipients agree that DBI may post their first name or first initial, last name, and organization name on DBI's Performance Hero page of fame, along with non-confidential and appropriate details of their tuning success (for example: B. Smith at XYZ Corp added a critical index, reduced logical reads per transaction by 40%, and cut CPU utilization by 30% - thus avoiding an unnecesary hardware upgrade.) We anticipate that DBA's around the world will come to know, and brag about, their database scores at conferences and in mail groups - this is OK. We salute the Database Performance Heroes of the World and applaud your successes.

DBI Recognizes Heroes

Your Performance Hero Success Awards Include:
  • A Personalized Performance Hero Certificate of Achievement
  • Your Name published on our Performance Hero Page of Fame
  • A DBI Performance Hero T-Shirt
    Available Free to the first 100 Heroes1
    * Must be US or Canada resident
  • A DBI Performance Hero Coffee Mug
    Available Free to the first 100 Heroes1
    * Must be US or Canada resident
  • A 5% Discount off new DBI licenses
    Valid on any DBI Software Product within 60 days of obtaining your DBI Certified Performance Hero status
1 - If your organization prohibits T-shirts or Mugs as gifts, these items can be purchased for $1.00.

The Greatest Reward is the Satisfaction of the Successes you will Enjoy!

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Sample Hero Image

Reduced Logical Reads
per transaction

Trend Chart Showing reduction in Logical Reads per Transaction
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