Michael Corey

Michael Corey, principal at Corey & Associates was recognized in 2017, as one of the Top 100 people who influence the cloud, and is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Oracle ACE, and VMware vExpert. He has worked with relational databases for close to 30 years starting with Oracle Version 3. 

Michael Corey, principal at Corey & Associates was recognized in 2017 as one of the Top 100 people who influence the cloud. Michael is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Oracle Ace, VMware vExpert, and a past president of the IOUG. Check out his blog at 

He is the founder of Ntirety, the original Oracle Press author, and a frequent blogger and writer for Database Trends and Applications and Big Data Quarterly

Earlier in his career, Corey founded Database Technologies (DBT), the first consulting company on the East Coast to specialize in Oracle and other relational databases. Under his direction, Database Technologies experienced triple-digit growth and in 1997, was recognized by Deloitte & Touche, and Hale and Dorr as the fastest growing, technology company in New England and the 51st fastest growing technology company in the United States.

Corey is a frequent speaker at technology conferences throughout the world and has written numerous articles and books, which were published by (Oracle Press/Osborne McGraw-Hill), VMware Press on topics such as Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right, Oracle Database 12 Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional to Oracle Data Warehousing.

An active member in the technology community, Corey is a past president of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG); helped found the Professional Association of SQL Server; and is a founding board member of the IOUG Virtualization SIG  and IOUG VMware SIG. He is also a member of the VMware Guru program, the original recipient of the IOUG “Special Recognition” award now known as the Chris Wooldridge Award, and received the only Life Time Membership awarded by the Independent Oracle Users Group.

Corey received a gubernatorial appointment to the Massachusetts Robert H. Goddard Council for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and currently sits on the Executive Board.

He is a graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Check out Corey's blog at


Articles by 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