I am currently a SQL Server contractor, doing specialized SQL Server development work in the finance and investment banking industry in London. My employment history include KPMG, JPMorgan (investment bank), Collins Stewart (leading independent financial advisory group), Microsoft (SQL PFE - UK), Thomson Netg[ Now part of Skillsoft] (Lead SQL Server & .Net Development Trainer) and T-Systems (Application Developer). I ‘m passionate about presenting and enjoy sharing new SQL tips and tricks I pick up with others. Big Data is currently my area of focus and looking for ways to integrate with SQL Server is what i get out of bed for in the morning. I’ve been working with SQL Server for the last 10 years, and look forward to at least 10 more!
Hadoop (Big Data) vs SQL Server. A view from a SQL Server DBA / Developer