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Joey D’Antoni

I love working with technology and sharing my knowledge with others about it.

In all of my roles, I’ve enjoyed having a broad understanding of technologies I work with. Not just know the RDBMS (whether it be Oracle or SQL Server), but having a good understanding of the database’s interaction with the operating system, and well as what’s going on in the underlying hardware.

I also try to as much as possible in this business, keep up with the latest trends in the industry. I’ve worked with several “cloud” systems and presented on them as well. In real life, I’ve been a production DBA for a long time, so I understand the pains we can face.

My Specialties

I’ve worked with a lot of technologies, but these are where my focus has been in recent years:

  • Microsoft SQL Server (particularly high availability and disaster recover)
  • VMWare Virtualization
  • Oracle (yes, Oracle, I’ve worked on 7-11)
  • Microsoft Clustering
  • Red Hat Linux (I can still write shell scripts)

Contact Info

Joey can be reached for consulting services at jdanton1@yahoo.com


My Speaking

In 2008, I made a decision to start presenting, and it has been one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve met a bunch of really great people and really broadened my technical horizons. Some of my speaking credits are below:

Decemeber 2011: “High Availability and Disaster Recovery with AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2012” Philadelphia SQL Server Users Group

November 2011: “Virtualization for DBAs” and “SAN Basics for DBAs” SQL Saturday, Washington DC

July 2011: “Building Your First SQL Server Cluster” SQL Saturday, Wheeling WV

July 2011 “Virtualization and Cloud Computing–an Overview”, “Deploying Your Applications to SQL Azure”, “SAN Basics for DBAs”, sswug.org (Web Videos)

May 2011: “Deploying Your Applications to SQL Azure”, PASS SQL Rally Orlando, FL

April 2011: “Building Your First SQL Server Cluster”, SQL Saturday, Boston, MA

March 2011: “Building Your First SQL Server Cluster”, “Deploying Your Applications to SQL Azure”, SQL Saturday, Philadelphia, PA

December 2010: “Deploying SQL Server Data Tier Applications”, SQL Saturday, Washington DC

November 2010: “Deploying SQL Server Data Tier Applications”, “Using Management Data Warehouse”, SQL Saturday, New York, NY

October 2010: “Virtualization and Cloud Computing for DBAs”, Virginia Oracle Users Group, Richmond, VA

October 2009: “Using Perfmon and Profiler to Baseline Your SQL” Philly .net Code Camp, Philadephia, PA

May 2009: “Standardizing Your Oracle Environment for Fun and Profit”, Independent Oracle Users Group, Orlando, FL

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  1. Barbara

    I saw you at techmentor in Orlando yesterday. We briefly spoke about 2012 always on not working properly on solid state drives. Is there any documentation about this that I can pass to our DBA?


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