The Dawn of Unparalleled IBM i Performance

IBM i Performance

As the leading IBM i performance expert, Dawn uses advanced tools to keep your applications highly responsive by detecting and resolving performance issues.

ARE Verification

Implement the Administration Runtime Expert (ARE) to easily identify any changes to your environment’s configuration or application attributes.

In-Depth Systems Training

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


John, IBM i Administrator, Electronics Industry

As performance was one of my weakest areas on IBM i, I attended all of Dawn’s sessions on system performance and monitoring at PowerUp 19. I learned so much that I was able to return to my job immediately and put into practice what I learned. I feel that the knowledge I gained more than paid for the cost of the conference! Plus, Dawn was very helpful and gave me some pointers about my specific situation. I can’t imagine doing my job now without the knowledge I gained.”

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.”

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April 2022

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 also a volunteer in the IBM i community and is President of COMMON North America.

Dawn is the author of the i Can blog published by TechChannel; 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 solving puzzles.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Improve Your IBM i Journaling Performance

Join Ash Gibbings and Dawn May where they will share the art of journaling performance tuning.

Virtual, January 17, 2023

Central Texas IBM i User Group

Manage Your IBM i the Navigator Way

Virtual, January 17, 2023


Virtual, February 7, 2023

FOCUS 2023

Performance Tools Workshop

Virtual, February 14, 2023

POWERUp 2023

See Dawn’s sessions

Denver, CO, April 24-27, 2023



iCHIME with Dawn May Part 1

IBM Systems Magazine Community Profile for Dawn May

iTalk with Tuohy: Dawn May

Dani Interviews Dawn

The Next Performance of Dawn May


Everything You Need to Know About the IBM i Administration Runtime Expet

Systems Management Tips Using IBM i Services

An Introduction to the IBM i Performance Data Investigator

Contact Dawn

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