A fountain of database enlightenment awaits you, but will you embark on this mission to find it?

 

As lore would have it, a DBA’s treasure of performance intelligence was said to exist in the data center, yet was never found. But now, thanks to intriguing database discovery, the tables are turned and its riches are now within your reach. Grab your trusty mug and prepare to cast off from your current environment in search of enlightened database performance and desirable loot (aka cool prizes).

 

Sources tell you that Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) 12.0 has the map you’re seeking. Start exploring with Query Performance Analyzer and you’ll find that continual monitoring for inefficient query data access can take the heavy lifting off your shoulders. Database Performance Analyzer can also help you find the queries causing the database engine (and your systems) to work really hard for very little return. Look for Table Tuning Advisors along the way. Discover how you can aggregate the workload from those queries at the table level, supplying the necessary information to help make better proactive tuning and optimization decisions.

 

Go forth and navigate perilous low ROI queries, missing indexes, and table workloads to dig into a wealth of correlation and analysis. “X” marks the spot for optimizing your database performance!

 

Start the mission now for a chance to increase your knowledge and win prizes. Good luck!



OCTOBER MINI MONTHLY 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 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: Nintendo Switch


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PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

October 15: Model Shipways Phantom Ny Pilot Boat

October 22: LEGO Lord of the Rings Pirate Ship Ambush


Grand Prize

October 22: Nintendo Switch

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Sonos Beam - Compact Smart TV Soundbar!

 

The shortcut is simple:

 

  1. Download a Free Trial of Database Performance Analyzer!
  2. Take a screenshot of table detail within the new table tuning adviser feature.
  3. Submit your screenshot below.

 

 

 

 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 8th, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until October 21st, 2018. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by October 14, 11:59 PM CDT to be entered to win: Model Shipways Phantom Ny Pilot Boat
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by October 21, 11:59 PM CDT to be entered to win: LEGO Lord of the Rings Pirate Ship Ambush

Correctly answer all 10 questions by October 21, 11:59 PM CDT and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Nintendo Switch



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

Monthly Mini Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia