THWACK [Mini] Mission: Database Management


Things that go bump in the night. Things that rustle in the leaves. Sharp teeth and yellow eyes and the smell of danger. All of those things are scary. But is anything as scary as Database Terror?! There are so many things that can go wrong with an unmonitored database. So many mistakes can be made. So many hours of lost productivity. It has us biting our nails, sitting at the edge of our seats, clutching our pearls!

Is there a light at the end of this dark, drippy tunnel? How do we muddle through? Is that your heartbeat in your ears or is it footsteps creeping behind you?

This spooky season don’t let database terror keep you away from the candy and virtual parties. Arm yourself with the database tools you need to go Beyond Database Terror. End the fright with actionable insights.


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.

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.


Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

October 26, 2020: Monopoly IT Board Game

November 2, 2020: Whirley-Pop Popper Kit

Grand Prize:
November 2, 2020: Mini Projector20 ft Inflatable Projector Screen


A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 19, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.


Complete the mission shortcut between October 19, 2020 and November 1, 2020 to be entered to win a Ring Video Doorbell 3!

Shortcut Steps:

  1. Download a Free Trial of Database Performance Monitor
  2. Download and install the agent on your database server (Note: If unable to install agent on DB server, there are other methods that you can use to monitor as well); and
  3. Submit a screenshot of your database inside of DPM 


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