Joe 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 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 and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft book “Introducing SQL Server 2016”

Joseph D’Antoni is an Principal Consultant and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He has worked with SQL Server and Oracle since version 7 of each database and has specific expertise in performance tuning, infrastructure, and disaster recovery.

SQL Server Database Administration for the Non-DBA

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 11:30 am in

If you are a developer or systems admin, have just been handed a SQL Server database, and have no idea what to do with it, this session has some answers for you. The session covers a variety of topics, including backup and restore, recovery models, database maintenance, compression, data corruption, database compatibility levels, and indexing.

Although this session doesn’t teach you everything you need to know, it gives you some insights into the SQL Server database engine–and the ability to know what you’re looking for.

Building Secure Applications in Azure SQL Database

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 8:30 am in

SQL Azure Database has undergone massive change in 2015. In this session you will learn about how to secure your data end to end, and about the available mix of security and encryption technologies in SQL DB. You will learn about the benefits of Always Encrypted, Transparent Data Encryption, and row-level security.

Using Compression to Improve Database Performance

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 8:30 am in 319

Back in the old days, compression and databases was a really bad idea. Now, with powerful CPUs we can use to both improve performance and save disk space. We will cover the basics of how all compression and deduplication works, and then we will learn how SQL Server page and row compression work, and the special compression that is used in SQL 2012 Columnstore Indexes. We will demo performance and space savings in using compression.