About Me

Hello!  I am a Database Administrator for a company located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  My main focus with my role is to act as a Subject Matter Expert(SME) on Azure clients(IaaS/DBaaS).  I have worked with SQL versions ranging from 2000 through current(2016/DBaaS).  I began working with SQL in 2004 at a former company when I found my current place.  Since then, my experience with SQL has exploded!  I support clients ranging from small data sets ~1GB to clients with greater than a TB.  I enjoy tuning environments and configuring High-Availability. I also co-manage the In-Memory Virtual Chapter for PASS, and speak at numerous SQL Events every year.  I speak regularly at SQLSaturdays, and at user groups.


In my free time, I am a HUGE retro video game collector!  I have EVERY system from Commodore 64 – Xbox1.  Have you noticed the color theme to the page? If you haven’t, you are looking now and if you are lucky enough, you are saying “WOW!.  Here are some photos:




Contact me anytime here:

Twitter: @SQLFlipFlopsDBA

Email: Jim-Donahoe@sqlflipflopsdba.com