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Joey D'Antoni

Joey D'Antoni is a principal consultant at Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting. He is recognized as a VMware vExpert and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He has worked extensively on database platforms and cloud technologies and has specific expertise in performance tuning, infrastructure, and disaster recovery.

Posts Featuring Joey D'Antoni

What Is the Database Server Doing?

One of the most common questions database professionals are asked by their systems and virtual machine (VM) administrators is “Why does the database server need so much memory?” You’ll get…

Rapidly Resolve Database Problems With Data Visualization

Organizations of all sizes invest in IT monitoring and analysis tools. But just because a computer knows what’s wrong doesn’t mean it can communicate those details effectively to IT teams.…

How Database Performance Analysis Can Inform Database Selection

There’s a big difference between the MySQL database powering your internet of things (IoT) lightbulb and the one powering your website. There’s a chasm between the SQL Server Express database…

Diagnosing Database Performance Problems When You Aren’t a Database Administrator

Deep specialization of IT administrators is a luxury only the largest organizations can typically afford.  Smaller organizations rely on IT administrators with a more generalist skill set because they are—by…

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…


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