Dr. Michael Corey

Dr. Michael Corey, a co-founder of LicenseFortress, is a successful entrepreneur, recognized Oracle AceVMware vExpert, and former Microsoft Data Platform MVP  has worked with relational databases for over 35 years, starting with Oracle Version 3. In 2017 was recognized as one of the Top 100 people who influence the cloud.

Michael is the original Oracle Press author who has written several books published by (Oracle Press/Osborne McGraw-Hill) and VMware Press. Topics include  Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right, Oracle Database 12 Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional to Oracle Data Warehousing. He is a frequent contributor to Database Trends and Applications and the Big Data Quarterly

Michael is a frequent speaker at business and technology conferences throughout the world.  

An active member in the technology community, a past president of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), he helped establish the Professional Association of SQL Server. Michael is the original recipient of the IOUG “Special Recognition” award, now known as the Chris Wooldridge Award, and received the only Lifetime Membership awarded by the Independent Oracle Users Group.

Michael received a gubernatorial appointment to the Massachusetts Robert H. Goddard Council for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Michael received his doctoral degree from Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Articles by Dr. Michael Corey

In October of 2008, Congress enacted the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, more commonly known as the bailout of the financial system. The understanding was that catastrophic financial consequences would be the result of the failure of these entities and that those aggregate failures could devastate the U.S. The recent major outages in the public clouds services inevitably lead to the same issue being consider with regard to this new industry.

Posted May 15, 2017

Classic DBAs Evolve to Cloud DBAs

Posted April 08, 2015

You're a database administrator, working hard, never catching up. You keep the databases humming morning, noon and night, weekdays, weekends and holidays. This type of stress is causing a serious problem in today's business world as the rapid expansion of databases crashes head-long into the 20-year shortage of DBAs we rely on to keep these complicated systems functioning.

Posted October 15, 2008