The Dawn of Unparalleled IBM i Performance

Performance Reviews

Keep your applications snappy with regular examination of all performance variables — CPU, Memory, and Disk utilization, Wait Accounting data, and system configuration.

Performance Diagnostics

Dawn uses advanced tools to pinpoint the root causes of any issues discovered during the review phase and delivers recommendations to optimize performance.

In-Depth Systems Training

Teach your in-house staff to stay on top of system performance with in-depth training on IBM i performance tools and work management best practices.

From the iCan Blog

IBM i Job Accounting and Prestart Server Jobs
March 7, 2019

Job accounting can be used to track the use of system resources, such as CPU time, transactions, printed output, and more, to a pa … read more »
QSQSRVR Job Considerations
February 20, 2019

The QSQSRVR jobs handle database requests for jobs with SQL Server Mode enabled. With SQL Server Mode, the SQL statements are not … read more »
Client Special Registers are Special
February 12, 2019

An early iCan blog, written by Scott Forstie in October 2009, reviewed Client Special Registers.  I’m revisiting this topic since … read more »
The Mysterious QP0ZSPWP Jobs
February 1, 2019

This week I’ll take a look at the QP0ZSPWP jobs. You’ve probably seen evidence of them and may have wondered what they do.  These … read more »
Retrieving the Current SQL Statement for a Job
January 21, 2019

I often get asked how to determine what’s running in a prestart job that is taking a lot of system resources. When I ask for more … read more »

Testimonials

Gordon, Systems Engineer, IBM i on Power Systems, Retail Industry

I recently attended Common’s PowerUp 18 conference in San Antonio. Dawn May had a series of sessions on the native Performance Tools that was very informative. In the very first session I learned I could license Job Watcher for helping diagnosis performance and contention issues. The information I gained from Dawn’s sessions alone made attending PowerUp worth the time and money. I highly recommend Dawn’s sessions to Systems Engineers as well as Developers.”

Alan Seiden, Seiden Group

An astute technical troubleshooter, an energetic advocate for IBM i, an exemplar of deep expertise, Dawn has helped countless organizations to succeed and prosper with IBM i.”

VP, Information Technology, Global Logistics Industry

In about 4 days, Dawn was able to pinpoint our systems bottlenecks and prioritize our efforts, resulting in a 20% reduction of CPU.”

Photo Credit: David Bowman
© IBM // Rochester, MN
January 2018

About Dawn May

Dawn May is a leading authority on work management, systems management, performance, and diagnostics, with intimate knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.

Today, as an independent consultant, she focuses her skills on helping companies troubleshoot issues and plan for the future while teaching them how to get the most out of their IBM i systems.

Dawn is the author of the i Can blog published by IBM Systems Magazine; a frequent speaker at local user group meetings, IBM i conferences around the world; and an innovator with five patents.

In her spare time, Dawn enjoys the art of photography, sewing, baking bread, and playing the piano.

Contact Dawn

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