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Listen up, THWACKsters: our database fugitive has allegedly been running an expensive query for over ninety minutes. Wait time is well above average and application performance is grinding to a halt. What we need from each and every one of you is a search of every database instance, active session, and query—search on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. Your fugitive's name is X.E. Dental DBA. Your job is to vindicate him and set him free.

 

You will have the assistance of SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer to help you prove DBA’s innocence, which will provide you with response-time analysis, historical trending, Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis, and more.

 

The race for proof is on! Good luck!

 

APRIL MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

  • Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize
  • Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: Nintendo Switch

 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on April 3, 2017.

Once a question has opened, it will remain open until April 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

 

Correctly answer all five questions within a given week and you’ll be entered to win the weekly prize:

 


150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

 

***MISSION SHORTCUT***

 

Complete the mission shortcut to earn up to an additional 1,000 THWACK points & enter to win a set of Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker!

 

The shortcut is simple:

1.    Download Database Performance Analyzer

2.    Upload a screenshot after install of the Register Instance Wizard

3.    Earn 1,000 THWACK points per product & enter to win a set of Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker!

4.    Check out the Getting started guide for DPA to learn about the latest features.

 

Mission shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia

 

Database Performance Analyzer

Performance Monitoring, Analysis, and Tuning software.

 

 

 

 

Weekly PrizesMon
Tue
Wed
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Winners
Week 1: Echo Dot 2nd generation

Complete questions 1-5 by April 9th to be entered to win

Week 2: Puma digital sports watch

Complete questions 6-10 by April 16th to be entered to win

Week 3: Go Pro Hero

Complete questions 11-15 by April 23rd to be entered to win

Week 4: Jpilis Fitness Tracker

Complete questions 16-20 by April 30th to be entered to win

Correctly answer all 20 questions by April 30th and get entered to win the Grand Prize!
Nintendo switch

 

Monthly Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia