Wednesday, May 21, 2008

DBI Announces Contest to Benefit Charities

AUSTIN, Texas — Database-Brothers, Inc. (DBI) announced an international database tuning charity event benefiting the American Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Participation for organizations and database administrators is free, and participants could win badges plus expenses to the IBM Information on Demand Conference held in Las Vegas October 26-31, 2008.

The event begins June 5 with a kickoff Webinar on database tuning and cost measurements. Contest rules will be reviewed, and participants will "vote" for their favorite charities. Participants will then have two weeks to tune their production databases with the objectives of reducing processing costs, and improving throughput and efficiency. Final performance data must be submitted by June 19, and results and winners will be announced during a Webinar on June 25.

For each participating production database, DBI will donate $25 to the charity pool. In addition, DBI will donate 1 percent of new license sales during calendar Q2 to the charity pool. The charities will receive a pro rata share of the charity pool according to the participant votes. Participating organizations may benefit from better performing applications and data warehouses that operate with lower costs.

"This reminds me of the Pay It Forward movie and movement," said Scott Hayes, oresident & CEO of DBI. "Our intent is to help a lot of people, directly and indirectly. Several DBI team members have had their lives touched by cancer and diabetes, and others are active Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Good goes around. This is a good thing we are doing. We hope database professionals around the globe will participate.”

Participation could take as little time as an hour or two. Get involved by visiting DBI.

DBI (Database-Brothers, Inc.), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an industry leader in Oracle and distributed DB2 LUW database accountability and performance best practices methodologies, services, and products that enable companies to accelerate business accountability and performance with clarity.

This contest is a nice way to get people involved, and it enables participants to help choose the charities that will benefit.

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