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Joey D'Antoni

Joseph D'Antoni is a Principal Consultant at Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and Enterprise Data World. He blogs about all topics technology at joeydantoni.com. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He lives in Malvern, PA, and holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University, an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft book "Introducing SQL Server 2016."

Posts Featuring Joey D'Antoni

Do You Know Where Your Cloud Is? Understanding Shadow IT

The public cloud has greatly increased the flexibility of businesses everywhere. Need another petabyte of storage? You’re but a few mouse clicks or a couple lines of code away from…

The Best Way to Make Your Application Faster

There are two easy ways to make your cloud application faster and they’re homonyms; cash being the first and cache being the second. (Sorry, but not sorry, for the dad…

The Top Five Security Fails in Every Data Breach

If your company hasn’t had a data breach, it’s only a matter of time until it happens. Unless you begin to make a big investment in security, have regular audits…

5 Ways to Protect Your Databases From Ransomware

Ransomware attacks are on the rise—it feels like not a week goes by where you don’t hear about some company or municipality being the victim of a ransomware attack. While…

Staying Employed—Backup Strategies in the Age of Ransomware

It’s 2020—it’s not a matter of when your organization is going to be subject to an IT attack, it’s a matter of how you deal with it. Despite all the…

Database 102 – Why Is My Query Slow?

As a database administrator (aka DBA, or Default Blame Acceptor) throughout my career, I’ve worked with a myriad of developers, system administrators, and business users who have all had the…

Defining an SLO – Understanding Business Needs

Building a monitoring and alerting system should always be driven by your business needs. This is an ongoing debate between the IT organization–which tends to focus on granular measures–and the…

After It Broke: Executing Good Postmortems

No matter how much automation, redundancy, and protection you build into your systems, thing are always going to break. It might be a change breaking an API to another system.…

Choosing What to Monitor – Understanding Key Metrics

Monitoring has always been a loosely defined and somewhat controversial term in IT organizations. IT professionals have very strong opinions about the tools they use, because monitoring performance metrics and…

How DevOps Changes Monitoring

One of the most interesting changes that I have observed in my career is Microsoft shifting from just being a development organization to truly becoming a DevOps team, in the…


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