Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Evangelist at SentryOne with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5.
Aaron is a freelance training consultant who has been working with SQL Server since v4.2. Prior to this he was a certified Powerbuilder developer working with Sybase SQL Server as the server side database. Prior to this he worked on various systems ranging from those based around DB2 and Cobol/2 to those based around Ingress RDBS and Ingress Windows 4GL as the OO development environment. He has a love of learning and teaching and derives great pleasure in helping people understand the possibilities afforded by the use of technology.
Aaron is a senior SQL Server architect with over 10 years experience in architecture, business intelligence, development, and performance tuning of SQL Server. His SQL Server community activity includes running the PowerShell virtual chapter of PASS, volunteering for the AtlantaMDF PASS chapter and helping organize the Atlanta SQLSaturday and the PowerShell user group. He has experience managing enterprise-wide data needs in both transactional and data warehouse environments. He also hold certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, Database Developer; as well as MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration (meaning Hyper-V).
Abid Quereshi has been developing software for over twelve years. His experience ranges from real-time embedded to enterprise application development, in industries including telecom, healthcare, travel and tourism, manufacturing and finance. More recently he has been working at a London based start-up, helping to develop and bring Rich Internet Applications to the market. Abid has a degree in Mechatronics engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a Certified ScrumMaster and Scrum practitioner. His focus is to help develop teams and to help organisations make the most of enabling technologies and techniques. His consulting experiences have taken him from Canada, to the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.
A pre-sales specialist with 12 years of work experience in a customer-focused environment. Working as a consultant and architect for Computacenter consultancy designing high-end, enterprise database solutions.
Adam Aspin is an independent Business Intelligence consultant based in the United Kingdom. He has worked with SQL Server for twenty years. During this time, he has developed several dozen reporting and analytical systems using the Microsoft BI Stack
Adam is an expert at building companies, guiding customers and creating impactful leaders who multiply their success. As a technology professional, leader & entrepreneur he is known for creating and growing products, companies and their leaders.
Adam Machanic focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development. He is author of sp_whoisactive, has written numerous books, and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2004.
Adam Saxton is a Principal Program Manager focusing on the BI technologies, including Power BI
Adib has been working as a SQL Server DBA since 2001 after spending 16 years as a DEC openVMS systems administrator & programmer in a variety of industries & locations. More recently also added MySQL DBA, Crystal Reports Developer and Applications Consultant roles to my portfolio. I am interested in the whole SQL Environment & developing it as a set of database services to the business.
Ahmad Osama is a Senior Consultant at SQLMaestros, Microsoft Data Platform Expert & Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Data Platform).
Ajay is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SQL Server and works as a Senior SQL Server DBA and Engineer in Investment Banking. He is the global lead SQL Server Subject Matter Expert and has about 9 years of experience working with SQL Server.
Ajay Jagannathan is a Principal Group Program Manager for Azure SQL Database and SQL Server Engine PM team, based in Redmond, USA.. He is currently responsible for leading Program Management for various aspects of Azure SQL Database service.
Ajmer Dhariwal is a SQL Server consultant with nearly 20 years experience in the IT industry having worked for the likes of Microsoft and Sybase and as a production DBA in the financial sector in London.
Akshai is a long time developer with the Analysis Services team. He has worked in various engine areas like MOLAP/ROLAP processing/queries, Proactive Caching, Formula Engine, VertiPaq, XMLA, transactions, etc. He has also been heavily involved in building the content for the Maestros course (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlcat/archive/2011/01/31/what-is-the-ssas-maestros.aspx) and the Operations and Performance guides for Analysis Services.
Alastair Aitchison is an independent developer, trainer, author and consultant specialising in spatial data reporting and analysis. His work has been used by the House of Lords, the police, political parties and various media agencies.
Alberto started working with SQL Server in 2000 and immediately his interest focused on Business Intelligence. He and Marco Russo created sqlbi.com, where they publish extensive content about Business Intelligence.
Alexander works as a principal solutions architect in Sweden. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, frequent international speaker, podcaster, Pluralsight author, blogger and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on SQL Server, Azure and Power BI.
Alexander Klein is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with more than 15 years of experience. His focus is on business intelligence and dwh projects with Microsoft technologies such as SQL Server, Power BI, AI, Azure ML or Cognitive Services.
Alexandra is a Data Architect at Microsoft. She leads the data modernization and transformation for Enterprise customers across different industries, leveraging the field experience to enhance and improve the Azure Data Platform
Alexei has been with Microsoft since 10+ years. He has started with SQL Server collecting globalization requirements from European countries during the version SQL Server 2005 development. Since about 2 years a member of European part of the SQL Customer Advisory team. He is focusing on large scale Data Warehouses such as well-known European Telecommunication Organizations, on architecture principles which are well reflected in the Fast Track reference Architecture guide. Has published articles on different database topics. Alexei has graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
SQL Server mission critical expert, dual Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert, and SQLHA LLC founder Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who travels all over the world to work with and train clients.
Allan is the joint owner of Elastabytes. We specialise in Data Migrations to Azure and managed services.
Allen is a Data Platform Consultant. Allen has spent over 40 years in IT and has been using SQL Server since 1992 and is certified MCITP in SQL Server and MCT. Allen has been a Data Platform MVP Award for twelve years.
For the past 25 years Ami has been helping organizations derive value from data by teaching, consulting, and practicing data, databases, relational modeling and SQL.
Senior Program Manager working for the SQL Server Product Group at Microsoft.
Amit R S Bansal (MCM, MVP), is Principal Consultant at SQLMaestros. Working with SQL since 1999, he leads a focused team of SQL practitioners. He has delivered more than 500 workshops and worked on countless SQL projects for 200+ customers globally.
Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer. Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Microsoft Partner in Power BI. LinkedIn Learning Trainer. Speaker at Power Platform and SQL Saturdays events in Europe, USA, and LATAM.
André is a Data Platform MVP. He has done a lot of DBA work on 1000’s of servers where he discovered his love for Powershell, Azure DevOps, Python, Azure DW and Databricks. He loves to tinker with 100TB+ databases.
Italian guy, working and living in Denmark. BI Specialist at Widex. MVP Data Platform. Speaker in many events around Europe.
Andrea is a software developer who has written several software applications for various companies. She has worked with SQL Server and c# for several years. She has a worked on various database projects including content management systems, contact database, mail order databases systems and a multilingual database. She has designed the backend database system as well as implementing the user interface in c# and vb.net. She has also implemented online and offline applications.
Andreas Wolter, MCM and MCSM) is a Program Manager for SQL Server- and Azure Security at Microsoft. He is currently focussing on “Separation of Duties”-concepts and RBAC-Integration.
I am a BI consultant with over 30 years experience of using a variety of software, such as, SQL Server.
Andrew has been developing with Access and SQL Server for over 14 years and specialises in Client-Server design applied in the manufacturing and banking sectors. Andrew is a director and one of the founding members of the Access User Group (www.ukaug.co.uk) and technical director of the Office User Group; having acted as magazine editor, running the web site and on many occasions as a guest speaker. Andrew is the author of the popular Migration Upsizing SQL Tool MUST; www.upsizing.co.uk (site features a number of detailed technical articles on upsizing Access databases to SQL Server) and is also a MVP for Office Access. Recently Andrew has been engaged by Microsoft Press as a technical reviewer on Access 2010 Inside Out, and has also entered into a buiness partnership with www.AccessHosting.com to deliver hosted Access Databases in SharePoint 2010 Server.
I am a technical evangelsit at Microsoft specialising in business intelligecne and data management. I got interested in large databases while at HM Customs in the nineties as part of the move to intelligence led resourcing, but another inititive namely outsourcing meant that my last ten years have been in the private sector working for a number of gold partners, before joining Microsoft last July. I got into SQL Server in v6 and have used this platform almost exclusively since then for a wide variety of clients from tiny breweries to global banks.
SQL Server DBA originally from Wales but now exploring Ireland. Blogging at dbafromthecold.com and has spoken at multiple events in Europe and the US.
Andrew Sadler is a Principal BI consultant at Edenbrook. He has charted a varied course to get there - Psychology Academia >>> IRI >>> marchFIRST >>> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. >> IRI >>> marchFIRST >>> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. > IRI >>> marchFIRST >>> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. IRI >>> marchFIRST >>> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. >> marchFIRST >>> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. > marchFIRST >>> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. marchFIRST >>> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. >> Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. > Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. Cognos >>> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. >> ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. > ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. ProClarity >>> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. >> Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. > Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. Microsoft >>> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. >> Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. > Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process. Edenbrook, and has accrued 10+ years in all things BI during this process.
Andrew Whettam is a Senior Consultant with Hitachi Consulting. He has previously led database and BI teams for 3M and Capital One. He works with both transactional and analytical systems and has worked in variety of industry sectors.
I have been involved with Olap for too long..... I have developed Olap database technology, Olap applications and now develop Olap reporting tools. Maybe one day I will feel that I am done with Olap and move on...
Andy Jones is a Principal Consultant for Coeo. He has a passion for business intelligence, performance tuning SQL Server, and automated testing techniques to produce robust production-ready code.
Andy Leonard is a data engineer, Data Philosopher, SSIS Trainer, Consultant, software developer, Biml developer, database and data warehouse developer, engineer, author, blogger, podcaster, dad, grandfather, and farmer.
Andy Yun is a SentryOne Principal Solutions Engineer and a former Microsoft MVP, who has been working with SQL Server for nearly 20 years as both a DB Dev and Admin.
Angela is a DBA/BI Developer, living in High Point, NC and loves what she does. She is a Data Platform MVP and is a US Masters Swimmer.
I'm a SQL Developer-turned-DBA, with over 13 years experience on SQL Server. I work for the wonderful DBA team in Verizon Connect, Dublin
Anna is a Data and Applied Scientist on the Azure Data (SQL) product team at Microsoft. In her time at Microsoft, Anna has worked in Microsoft Consulting Services, AI Engineering, and now SQL Engineering. She spends most of her time working on Azure
A senior consultant with Advancing Analytics, helping shape & evolve their data engineering practice. I have a real passion for data and strives to bring the worlds of Software Development and Data Science closer together.
SQL Server DBA, Event Organiser, MVP
Anthony has been a sql server DBA since 1998. Since 2001 he has worked at John Lewis on their website infrastructure. He has experience in many areas of sql server including service broker, replication and database projects
Anthony has more than twenty-five years’ experience in IT. He was a co-founder of DATAllegro, the Data Warehouse appliance vendor acquired by Microsoft in 2008, where he established and ran the European operation. Prior to this he launched and managed the UK subsidiary for Business Process Management vendor Intalio. His background includes five years as an independent consultant helping technology vendors improve their sales processes and revenues, along with advising several successful start-ups on business planning and strategy - such as the prestigious UK based Chairman’s Network. Previous experience includes Sales Manager at Select Software Tools, and Product Manager for Texas Instruments, preceded by eight years in traditional application development roles in blue-chip organizations.
Anthony Nocentino is an Enterprise Architect, Founder and President of Centino Systems, Pluralsight Author and Microsoft Data Platform MVP.
I am a Software Professional with 15+ years' experience in designing and developing Web, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Mobile solutions. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP Data Platform) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Argenis Fernandez is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Distinguished Architect with UKG.
Arne Bartels lives in Denmark and works for Vestas, earths leading wind-turbine manufacturer, and deals with data from 50000+ turbines on a daily basis. He presents occasionally on SQLSaturdays.
Asaf Aviv is a SQL Server DBA for the past 5 years, performing various database roles as either an on-site DBA, an external consultant. Over the past year Asaf's managing the DBA developers at AOL On, one of the biggest videos platform.
I'm a Data Platform MVP and a Chief Consultant with Datheos in Iceland. I work with Business Intelligence solutions spanning the whole of the MS BI stack. I have been working in BI since 2007.
I am SQL Server MVP and SQL Server Business Intelligence and C# consultant at CodePerfect Limited . I am also a regular speaker in SQL Server and BI conferences in UK. I have worked with SQL Server BI stack since 2003 and I am Microsoft Certified IT Professional. My main field of expertise are SQL Server Analysis Services, MDX, SQL Server Database Engine, T-SQL, and SSIS and C #.
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Barney Lawrence has over a decade's experience on Microsoft data platforms working in social care, health and travel industries. He currently works as a Senior BI Developer for Jet2.com.
Ben DeBow is an experienced consultant who works with customers of all sizes on their mission critical applications and SQL Server deployments. An active member of the SQL Server community, Ben is also the CEO of Fortified Data, www.fortifieddata.com
Product manager, performance geek
Ben Hall is a UK C# developer\tester with a strong passion for software development and loves writing code. Ben works at Red Gate Software as a Test Engineer and enjoys exploring different ways of testing software, including both manual and automated testing, focusing on the best ways to test different types of applications. Ben is a C# MVP and maintains a blog at Blog.BenHall.me.uk
Ben is a Senior Consultant at Adatis - a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in building data analytics solutions. He works across the whole Azure stack, with a particular interest in Azure Functions, Cosmos DB and DevOps.
I am a program manager at the Citizen Data Integration team, working on Power Platform Dataflows product: A self-service, low to no code, cloud data integration solution available in PowerApps and Power BI product protal.
Data Platform MVP and Managing Director of Datalineo.
Ben has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5, mainly in the BI/Datawarehousing field. He is a Data Platform MVP, MCSE, MPP and a BimlHero Certified Expert. He is also a regular speaker at international events and an author.
Ben has worked at Microsoft for over 13 years in various roles. He is now an architect in the Data Insights Centre of Excellence focusing on analytical solutions for enterprise customers.
Dr. Benjamin Kettner is co-founder and CTO of ML!PA Consulting GmbH. Since 2020 he is Microsoft MVP and Friend of Red Gate. He received his doctorate in applied mathematics at the Free University of Berlin in 2012.
Benjamin Nevarez is a SQL Server MVP and independent consultant and the author of “SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization”. He has been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences, including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections and SQLBits.
Background: Worked as a (PL/)SQL Developer from 2000 - 2006 at TDC, Stibo and IBM. Since 2006 worked as (T)SQL developer to support automation of data science related to analysis of sensor data streams. MCSE, M. Sc. & Six Sigma Green Belt.
Blesson works for Microsoft as Advanced Analytics and AI Architect.
Bob Beauchemin is a database-centric application practitioner and architect, instructor, course author, writer, and Developer Skills Partner for SQLskills. Over the past few years he's been writing and teaching his SQL Server 2005-2012 courses to students worldwide through the Ascend program, the Metro (SQL Server 2008 Jumpstart) program, and other database developer-centric classes. He is lead author of the books "A Developer's Guide to SQL Server 2005" and "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 For Developers", author of "Essential ADO.NET" and has written articles on SQL Server and other databases, database security, ADO.NET, and OLE DB for MSDN, SQL Server Magazine, and others.
Bob Duffy is a SQL Server MVP, currently working as Database and Solution Architect in Dublin, Ireland. He has over 28 years experience in the database sector, with MCA, MCM and Maestro certification.
Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Azure Data SQL Server team which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 26 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server.
SQL Server Consultant, Trainer and MVP
Borko Novakovic is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft since 2011. Now working on a significant extension of Azure SQL Database - Managed Instance, designed to provide “lift and shift" migration to Microsoft cloud to on-prem SQL Server customers.
Brad M. McGehee is the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software and is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 16 years SQL Server experience. Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, European PASS, SQL Server Connections, SQLTeach, devLINK, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays, TechFests, Code Camps, and SQL Server user groups, where he shares his 16 years&rsquo; cumulative knowledge and experience.
Bradley Ball works for Microsoft on the PSfD team as a Sr. Consultant
Brandon Leach is a Vice President leading the database operations team at AQR and a regular speaker at various U.S. conferences. He has worked on large scale out and scale up environments with a focus on automation.
Brent Ozar loves to make SQL Server faster. He created sp_Blitz and the SQL Server First Responder Kit, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.
Brett is a senior DBA, working for a marketing and media company operating in the fast paced online gaming sector. He's interest and talent lies in bringing databases to life through performance optimization and selecting the best storage options.
Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP is the co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com, BIDN.com and SQLShare.com. He works as President and has written more than a dozen books on SQL Server over his fifteen year database career.
Group Manager, SQL Server Appliance Engineering
Carmel is the Managing Director of the Prodata SQL Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, where she is a data management specialist, working in the areas of analytics and visualisations.
Cathrine loves teaching and sharing knowledge. She specializes in data integration, ETL, ADF, SSIS, Biml, and T-SQL development. Outside of work she's active in the community as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, author, speaker, blogger and volunteer.
Cathy Dumas is a BI consultant in Vancouver, BC. She was previously a Program Manager on the SQL Server Analysis Services team, where she built features for the new tabular model/BI semantic model in SQL Server 2012.
Charles is a software developer and BI consultant, working on the MS stack. He lives and mainly works in Jersey, but also in the UK and Europe.
Based in Zurich, Charley Hanania currently works as a Senior Database Management Specialist at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to this, he provided support and consulting in database development, architecture and administration related areas to numerous organisations throughout Europe and Australasia With over 13 years experience, Charley has focussed on MS SQL Server since version 4.21 and became active in the SQL Server community in the mid 90's, participating in SQL Server user groups in Australia. He continues to lead an active role in the SQL Server space through community events, the SwissITPro User group, and the Swiss PASS Chapter.
Chirag is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 and works as Senior SQL Server DBA at UBS. He specializes in delivering and maintaining mission and business critical SQL Server solutions.
Chris has been using SQL Server for over fifteen years, his main area of expertise is pushing the database engine to its limits and making it scale. Currently Chris works at Pure Storage as the EMEA SQL Server solutions architect.
Chris is regularly caught by his wife browsing internet sites at 2.00am in the morning. Sadly he is always looking at .NET sites rather than the haunts frequented by his peers. Chris has worked on various large projects and is specialised in C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, SQL and various other acronymns. Having always tried to keep at the front of the technology curve, i guess it is time to share that knowledge around a little. Simple tip, never mention Silverlight infront of him (if you are in a hurry). You can catch him on his blog http://silverlightuk.blogspot.com
Chris started his database career while in the Marine Corps working with Lotus Ami Pro databases somewhere in 1993. From there he went on to companies such as Wells Fargo, Pulte Mortgage and Yellow Pages Inc., and later consulted with insurance companies including Anthem Blue Shield. Chris has enjoyed writing and speaking about SQL Server over the last 10 years at events such as SQL Connections, Pass and SSWUG Ultimate conferences where Chris was the Conference Chair. Chris received the Microsoft MVP award. He is the founding member of the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group and is currently blogging on chrisshaw.wordpress.com, sswug.org and writing his book,
Chris Testa-O'Neill works in the Artificial Intelligence team at Microsoft working with the AI technologies including Cognitive Services, Bot Framework and Machine Learning
Chris Webb is a member of the Power BI Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft.
Chris is an independent Power BI consultant who is specialized in DAX. As a Power BI User Group Leader in The Netherlands he likes to give back to the community by organizing or speaking at local and international Power BI events.
Christian Bolton is a Microsoft Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and former MVP for SQL Server with a penchant for Amazon Web Services. He leads the business at Cloud Rede.
Christina Leo is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft specialising in the Data and AI Platform. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2016, she worked as an independent consultant focusing on T-SQL and BI development, as well as performance tuning.
Christoph Seck works as a BI Architect for KI Pergormance He is chapter leader and cofounder of the German PASS chapter Hannover, lecturer (DWH/BI) at the University of Hildesheim and regular speaker on BI topics and agile project management.
Christophe, freelance consultant and trainer, has worked with SQL Server since 1997, starting with SQL Server 6.5. In addition to his MCM certification, Christophe is also a DataPlatform MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000.
SQL Server DBA and PowerShell lover to automate any process that needs to be done more than a couple of times.
Colin Angus Mackay is a software developer specialising in Microsoft technologies located in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Member of the British Computer Society, a Microsoft MVP (C#) for three years running, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, the Chairman of Scottish Developers, Code Project MVP for five years running, and has organised two DDD Scotland events (with a third in the making). While not involved in software related pursuits is an amateur photographer (which generally involves wondering why his camera's autofocus mechanism chooses the potted plant off to the side rather than the main subject).
Colin Hardie is a Senior BI Consultant with Information Management Group (IMGROUP), winners of the Microsoft Global Business Intelligence Partner of the Year award for the past four years. Previously Colin worked as a Technical Architect for a large pharmaceutical Information Services provider. Colin has worked with the SQL Server BI stack since 2001 and is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional Business Intelligence Developer. His main fields of expertise are SSIS and SSAS. Colin lives in London with his wife and two children.
Conor serves as an architect for the SQL core database engine at Microsoft. He has worked for Microsoft for over 20 years building database engines and has worked on a variety of features over numerous product releases.
Craig works on large volume data warehouses (Big Data). Primarily focused on performance optimization and has an unhealthy obsession with the internals of database engines. Technologies include, SQL Server, Vertica, and VoltDB.
Craig is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP working with Incremental Group as a Senior Data Engineer. He has more than 10 years working with data and related technologies. Craig is actively involved in the data community as creator of DATA:Scotland
SQL Server MVP since 2009, MCT since 2004, SQL Server MCSE Working with big and small databases, specializing in performance problems solving. Likes administration of the SQL Server
Dan Mallott is a Chicago-based consultant for West Monroe in their Technology Practice. His passion is for distributed architecture, designing and building high performing service layers from the API down to the database.
I'm a SQL Server architect and consultant with 10 yrs of experience working with some of the largest and most innovative SQL deployments in the world, specializing in HA/DR , Performance, Best practice, support, VLDB, Modernization and consolidation
Daniel Fisher is a co-founder of devcoach® (www.devcoach.biz), a company that supports and accompanies customers in projects with the Microsoft® .NET platform all through from architecture to deployment. He has a strong emphasis on service-orientation (SOA), agile methodologies and processes, the web and data access. Daniel is a recognized expert in the SOA-field and plans and realizes distributed systems on the Microsoft platform since many years. He is one of the early Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) experts and was a member of the technical adoption program for the Microsoft Corporation. For the federal office for security in information technology of the German government he and Michael Willers have created a security analysis and written practice-proven guidelines for the daily work with WCF. As experts for the topic “SOA with .NET” they traveled through Europe to discuss the requirements of architects from all over the world and help them implement solutions.
Darren is an independent consultant specialising in data architecture and data migration solutions with a variety of technologies but with a passion for the Microsoft stack.
Dave is a freelance SQL Server database architect / designer / developer / consultant and lives near London, England. He is a regular speaker at UK and European events and user groups.
McMahon, Dave Dave works as Chief Architect for .NET Development at Ridgian Limited, a privately owned software house based in Central Birmingham. Ridgian are a Microsoft Certified Partner and specialise in Business Intelligence Solutions and Custom Software Solutions. He is very active in the Microsoft community speaking at DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conferences, and at numerous User Group meetings around the country on such topics as SQL XML, SQL 2005 Security, Regular Expressions and his
David Barbarin is Consultat at dbi services with more than 10 years in SQL Server. David Barbarin is SQL Server MVP (since 2010), Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SQL Server, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
David works in the Architecture team at Betfair dealing with Information Management and Analytics. He has worked with the Microsoft BI stack since SQL Server 2000.
David Faibish has over 25 years of experience in software development and product management, mostly in database, data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) applications. David is an 11-year veteran of the BI space, leading BI projects at enterprise software companies like Convergys and Siebel (acquired by Oracle), and presenting at professional conferences on the subject. David headed product management and new technology strategy in the BI space at Hyperroll (acquired by Oracle), and continued to fulfill similar functions as Chief Technology Officer at Zoomix, that was acquired by Microsoft and became Data Quality Services (DQS). David is a graduate of the IDF Computer Science Academy in Israel and headed the Computer Information Department in the IDF Civil Defense Unit.
Data Warehousing and Business intelligence consultant working in Jersey, Channel Isles. I am currently studying an Doctorate of Business Administration through the University of Southampton, specialising in Corporate Social Responsibility.
David works as a Principal Architect at Kapacity A/S - the Danish Microsoft partner of the year 2019.
Dave Morrison is a Principle Consultant for Coeo. Having worked in the IT industry for around 16 years his main area of expertise is SQL Server, BI and analytics technologies
David Postlethwaite works as a SQL and Oracle DBA, Azure admin and DevOps engineer for Banking Circle in Copenhagen, Denmark. Previously he was a SQL Server and Oracle DBA for Liverpool Victoria in Bournemouth, England.
Program Manager at Microsoft Haifa Cybersecurity Engineering, working on Azure Security Center team, and more specifically in Data Security.
David is a cross product dba (SQL Server,DB2,Oracle,Informix,Sybase), certifications include MCSE 2012,MCITP SQL Server 2008 DBA and Developer, MCTS 2008 BI.
Dell Software makes it easy to securely manage and protect applications, systems, devices and data to help organizations of all sizes fully deliver on the promise of technology. For SQL Server, our Quest IT management solutions ensure database quality, performance and availability to maintain productivity, control costs and protect data.
Denis McDowell has been designing and implementing technology solutions with Microsoft Data Platform technologies for over 20 years. Denis’ 10 years leading the Application Management practice for a managed services provider and subsequent experienceDenis McDowell is a Microsoft Data Professional with over 20 years managing Microsoft data platform technologies. He currently works as the Solutions Engineering Manager for SentryOne and owns a consulting practice in the Charlotte, NC area.
Ukrainian Database geek and SQL community enthusiast.
Dennis teaches SQL Server developers about Agile practices such as test driven development and continuous integration. When not teaching, you can find Dennis dancing Argentine Tango.
Denzil Ribeiro is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure SQL Database team. He is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and has 20+ years of experience architecting and implementing large SQL Server implementations.
Dinakar Nethi is a Senior Program Manager in the Azure Data team, based in Redmond, WA, USA.
Freelance BI Developer/Architect, SQL Server BI MCSE. Have been living and breathing SQL Server and data processing for the last 17 years.
What do medieval archaeology, fish farming, Southwestern University of Chongqing and Microsoft Business Intelligence have in common? If you know, you should tell Donald Farmer, because he has been deeply involved in all of them at various times. Donald has worked in the Microsoft Business Intelligence team for 8 years covering many subject areas: data integration, information quality, metadata intelligence, master data management, OLAP, predictive analytics and self-service BI. He is a well-known speaker at Microsoft and other industry events, and the author of several books and articles.
Donna Kelly is a seasoned Business Intelligence professional. She is equally at ease negotiating contracts with vendors on behalf of her clients, as she is conducting workshops at executive and board level of blue-chip organisations.
András Belokosztolszki is a software architect at Red Gate Software Ltd. He is a frequent speaker at many UK user groups. He is primarily interested in database internals and change management. At Red Gate he has designed and led the development of many database tools that compare schemata and enable source control for databases (SQL Compare versions 4 to 8), refactor databases (SQL Refactor) and show the history of databases by analyzing the transaction log (SQL Log Rescue). András has a PhD from Cambridge and an MSc and BSc from ELTE, Hungary.
Dr. John Tunnicliffe is a hands-on architect of BI solutions for the modern enterprise. He inspires development teams to deliver best-in-class systems to meet the most demanding business requirements.
Dr.SubraMANI Paramasivam is a MVP, Owner of Global AI Meetup & 3 Power BI Groups, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Head of AI, Data Science, ML & BI at DAGEOP Ltd, having 21+ years of AI, Data & BI experience.
Victoria is Data Architect who recently completed a research PhD looking at best practice and database systems management. Received the AOUG Will Swann Award for Innovation and Knowledge Development for Research, and is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP
Drew Skwiers-Koballa is a Program Manager at Microsoft in the Azure Data SQL Tools and Experiences team.
I'm a senior architect for Microsoft BI solutions at Hitachi Consulting with over twelve years of designing BI solutions under my belt. I am keen on architecture design, development frameworks and very high quality code.
Director of Data Management at Lifepoint Health, SQL/Azure cost management specialist, active blogger and speaker, user group leader and co-organizer of SQLSat Nashville.
Ed Leighton-Dick is a Microsoft MVP and SQL Server performance and architecture specialist. He has found a passion in teaching sessions at events of all sizes and helping data professionals take their careers to the next level.
Ed is a Database Architect who has grown grey working in IT. He now spilts his time between Totaljobs (the UK's largest job site) and IT project work for charities.
I am SQL Server contractor, doing specialized SQL Server development work in the finance and investment banking industry in London. My employment history include KPMG, JPMorgan , Collins Stewart, Microsoft & T-Systems
Edwin M Sarmiento is the Managing Director of 15C and specializes in high availability, disaster recovery and containerizing SQL Server
Edwin Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack.
Eitan Blumin is a SQL Server Database Expert with more than 14 years of experience in all fields relating to Microsoft SQL Server databases. Currently working as a Senior SQL Server Consultant and DBA Team Leader at Madeira Data Solutions in Israel.
My name is Emil and love BI and I love teaching BI. Together with my wife Katie, we run a website and a User Group where you can learn more about BI :)
Eric has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He is currently working for IMGroup the MS Worldwide BI Partner for the last 3 years. Prior to this he managed development effort for a number of dotcoms and another consultancy. Eric has presented multiple sessions for UK SQL Server User Group events and written for a number of magazines including Enterprise Server Magazine.
I have over 25 years experience in the database field (data modeller, DBA & DW/BI consultant), beginning with IBM DB2, specialising inTandem NonStop SQL and Microsoft SQL Server since 2010.
Is a combination of House of Pain and Bobby Brown
Erika Bakse began her business intelligence career three years ago when she joined the Data Inspirations team. She has helped develop training curricula for use of the various SQL Server business intelligence technologies and is a contributing author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2006). Her blog is available at erikasblog.datainspirations.com, and she tweets as @BakseDoesBI
Erin Stellato is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include internals, performance tuning, and high and high availability and disaster recovery.
Erland Sommarskog is an independent consultant from Stockholm. He has been working with SQL Server since 1991. He was first awarded SQL Server MVP in 2001, and has held the award since.
Erwin de Kreuk is a passionate Data Platform / Sql Server enthusiast. Working as a Lead Data and AI for InSpark, #1 Microsoft Partner of the Year in the Netherlands. Speaking on different National and International Events.
Ewan has worked for Microsoft for seven years. He currently works as a program manager in the Business Platform Division on the SQL Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) working on large scale OLTP SQL applications based in the UK.
Fabiano loves to conquer complex, challenging problems, especially the ones that others aren’t able to solve. Data Platform MVP since 2011, with over a decade of experience, he is well known in the DB community for his performance tuning skills.
Felipe is a Data Platform Architect at SolidQ based in Brazil and working with customers all over the world in BI and DW projects, being one of the few SQL Server FastTrack specialists and delivering training on this subject to both Microsoft and HP worldwide. He is the president of the Brazil Virtual PASS Chapter (www.virtualpass.com.br) wich has over 600 SQL Server articles and is actively helping the community in presencial and live meeting events. He is also one of the organizers and speaker of the SQL Saturday #100 and frequent speaker in the 24 Hours of PASS Latam, Teched Brazil and other community events.
Francesco Quaratino is Senior SQL Server DB Administrator & Developer. He has been working with MS-SQL Server for more than 10 years now and he really enjoys his job. He is a MCDBA, MCTS 2005 and 2008, former MCT.
I'm a senior BI consultant at Adatis. I have worked on a diffrent range of projects from on-prem to Modern data warehouse, i also have a keen interest in Data Mining and AI.
Frederik Vandeputte is a senior consultant and partner at Kohera, the largest Belgian Company fully focused on SQL Server and Microsoft Business Intelligence. Frederik is one of the co-founders and the President of the Belgian SQL Server User Group.
Gail is a database specialist from Johannesburg, South Africa, working for Entelect Software.
Gary is COO at XLCubed. Much of his time is spent liaising with customers and our partner network on their needs within BI, their usage of the XLCubed suite, and ensuring that future development plans incorporate their feedback.
Gary Short works for Developer Express as the Technical Evangelist on the frameworks team. He has a deep interest in technical architecture, especially in the areas of technical debt and refactoring. Gary is a C# MVP and gives presentations at events throughout the UK.
Database Consultant at Espire
I have been working with Sql Server for many years now, starting out in 1997 using Sybase before moving onto sql server in 2000.I have always worked in the Insurance industry in one form or another and currently hold the position of Data Services Manager for Beazley Furlonge, a leading Lloyds underwriter. My role involves oversight of all database and data related activities globally from Sql Server, the build and release process through to quality management and our management reporting suite and services.
As Solutions Development Director for X-IO Technologies, Gavin McLaughlin has over 25 years of experience in the IT business, focusing on helping organisations bridge the gap between storage architectures and business solutions.
Gavin Payne is a specialist at helping businesses of all sizes grow faster by evolving their analytics, data and cloud capabilities.
Geert Vanhove started his career in IT in 1991 as COBOL programmer on a mainframe system. In 1994 he chose to focus on databases, first on Sybase, later (1998) -almost- fulltime on Microsoft SQL Server. In 2005 he started his own company - DCOD - mainly focusing on performance tuning of SQL Server OLTP and BI platforms. He was closely involved with some of the most important SQL Server realizations in Belgium - as well in a development as in an operational context
Geoff has worked on SQL Server since the original OS/2 Version and the first SQL Beta on Windows NT 3.1. He is an MCM SQL Server 2008
Gert Drapers is the Principal Group Program Manager for Project Juneau, the next version of SQL Server developer tooling shipping as part of SQL Server “Denali”.
Gianluca Sartori is a SQL Server MVP, independent consultant and performance tuning specialist. He has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He is currently working as lead DBA at a famous Formula 1 team.
Ginger is a Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer who shares what she has learned working with data technology at clients by providing speaking to people around the world. She maintains an blog at desertisleql.com on these topics.
Glenn works as a Database Architect at NewsGator Technologies in Denver, CO. He is a SQL Server MVP, and he has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves that he likes to take tests. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. He recently completed the Master Teacher Program at University College.
Gojko Adzic runs Neuri Ltd, a UK-based consultancy that helps companies build better software by introducing agile practices and tools and improving communication between software teams, stakeholders and clients. His programming story so far includes equity and energy trading, mobile positioning, e-commerce, betting and gaming and complex configuration management.
Gojko is the author of several popular printed and online guides on acceptance testing, including Bridging the Communication Gap, Test Driven .NET Development with Fitnesse and Getting Fit with .NET, and more than 200 articles about programming, operating systems, the Internet and new technologies published in various online and print magazines. He is the primary contributor to the DbFIT database testing library which is used by banks, insurance companies and bookmakers worldwide.
Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Redgate Software as a Product Advocate. He is the author of the books SQL Server Execution Plans (Simple-Talk) and SQL Server Query Performance Tuning (Apress).
Greg is a well known SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director based in Melbourne Australia. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and a host of MS certifications. He is one of a handful of people to have completed the new Microsoft Certified Masters program for SQL Server 2008 at Microsoft in Redmond. Greg is best known for his SQL Down Under podcast (www.sqldownunder.com), is the country lead for Soliid Quality (www.solidq.com.au) and a SQL PASS board member. He also organises CodeCampOz and SQL Down Under (a PASS Community Connection Event).
aka GrumpyOldDBA www.grumpyolddba.co.uk. Worked with SQL Server since 6.0 Production DBA who tends to specialise in server and application performance tuning.
Guy Glantser, Data Platform MVP, is the leader of the Israeli PASS group and also the CEO and founder of Madeira Data Solutions. His career has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform for the past 20 years.
Hamish Watson is passionate about community, devops, data and making a difference. Educating and helping others is a driver for Hamish and he speaks both locally and internationally and is a repeat guest lecturer at a local university.
Hasan Savran is Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BI Architect and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. He has a unique 13 years background in Information Technology and Business Intelligence systems.
Haydn is a Client Delivery Director for Adatis. He has a track record of successfully shaping, planning, managing, delivering and realising value from corporate business intelligence, CRM and analytics systems over a career that has spanned more than
Hossam is a Senior Database Architect and has been using SQL Server since version 7.0. He is MCP, MCT, MCTS, MCITP DBD and DBA 2008. Beside SQL Server, he speaks and write about Cloud Computing specially Windows Azure Platform.
Hue Holleran specialises in Enterprise and hyperscale cloud solutions as a 25-year veteran professional consultant to 100+ of the largest global brands in various industries .
Iain Kick has over 10 years experience working with SQL Server since version 6.5 as both a DBA and a consultant. He has presented at User Groups all over Europe and specialises in HA/DR solutions and performance diagnostics.
Ian Cooper has over 15 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTi, Reuters, Sungard, Misys and Beazley delivering everything from bespoke enterpise solutions to 'shrink-wrapped' products to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of the benefits of OO and Agile. He is test-infected and contagious. When he is not writing C# code he is also the and founder of the London .NET user group
Ian has worked in various aspects of computing, including computer networking, embedded real-time systems, broadcast television systems, medical imaging, and all forms of cloud computing. He is a Technical Fellow at endjin
I am a Principal Consultant with IMGROUP - a leading Microsoft Information Management consultancy. I've worked as a consultant specialising in information management on the Microsoft platform for over ten years.
Isaac Kunen is a senior program manager for StreamInsight, where his most recent work has been on high-availability. Before joining the StreamInsight team, Isaac spent several years on the SQL Server engine team working on contained databases, spatial database support, SQL CLR, and many other aspects of database programmability. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Isaac was a developer at BEA Systems.
2009 - now CTO of Twingo
Itzik Ben-Gan is a T-SQL trainer at and co-founder of Lucient. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, author of many T-SQL books, and a regular speaker at SQL Server related conferences.
James Boother is a Principal Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master working for Coeo following 15 years experience within the software industry. James helps Coeo's clients scope, design, deploy and performance tune their Microsoft SQL Servers
James is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the Azure Data Platform and Visualisation Practice Director at Altius Consulting. Author of the Icon Map Power BI custom visual.
James is the Product Management Lead for SQL Server Big Data Clusters. He is passionate about delivering highly scalable solutions that are creative, simple and elegant. You can find him on twitter @jrowlandjones.
James is a Microsoft data platform solution architect in the New York Metro area. He specializes in the use and application of big data and advanced analytics on-prem, in the cloud, and hybrid.
James is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server, developer, and automation junkie He loves nothing more than making things that are large, fast, and low maintenance.
Jamey Johnston is a Senior Data Scientist/Engineer for a large independent oil and gas company. He currently works on data gathering, cleansing, and statistical/predictive modeling using R, Python, and SAS. He has worked with data for over 25 years!
Jamie has been a SQL Server MVP since January 2006 due largely to his contributions to the SSIS user community. He is a freelance SQL Server developer based in London.
Jan Pieter Posthuma is a Microsoft Data Consultant at DataScenarios (The Netherlands) and speaks frequently about different subject related to Power BI and the Azure Data platform .
Microsoft data platform expert and Azure solutions architect with passion for secure, high-performance, maintainable data-driven applications that can be deployed with confidence on-premises and in the cloud. Blogger and frequent speaker.
A Data Analytics/BI Consultant at Adatis with 10 years experience, working in different roles with data. He has been part of SQL-based, information systems and data solution projects in various industries using both on-premises and on-cloud solutions
Jason is a BI consultant since the past 5 years and is enthusiastic about anything remotely related to SSAS and SSRS. He is often to be found tweeting on these topics at @de_unparagoned or blogging at http://road-blogs.blogspot.com
Jasper is a member of the Database Services team at Nationwide Building Society focussed on High Availability, Scalability, Performance Tuning and Monitoring. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2003 and runs www.sqldbatips.com with a focus on providing free tools for the SQL Server community including ExpressMaint, SQL 2005 Service Manager and Reporting Services Scripter.
Javier Loria is a Solid Quality Mentors Mentor based in Costa Rica. He began his professional career in 1992, as a software developer and system engineer. His career evolved rapidly to the training side, especially in the XML and OLAP world, training customers at different locations in Latin America. He is a software architect, and Business Intelligence Architect assisting our customers in Latin America. Javier became SQL Server MVP in 2001. Javier is an MCT, MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCAD. Javier was an active member responsible for writing the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 courseware. He is the coauthor of several books including MOC2782: Designing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Databases, MCTS Training Kit 70-431: Implementing and Maintaining SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Essentials Step by Step.
Javier Torrenteras is a Solid Quality Mentor focused onBusiness Intelligence. He has more than thirteen years of experience in theinformation technology area. Over the years, he has worked on a large varietyof projects: client/server and web development, management, businessintelligence, etc. During the last seven years, his main focus has been on theMicrosoft Data Platform, mainly on the BI tools. He has tremendous experiencewith Reporting and Analysis Services. Professional Experience Samples include:Solid Quality Mentors, Spain--acting as a Data Platform Architect on theBusiness Intelligence Area; Atento--designing and building a datamart (usingSSIS, SSAS and SSRS) to control the productivity of the teams managed by thisfirm. For one of the largest insurance companies in Spain he has beencollaborating on the design and development of a data mart (using AnalysisServices and SQL Server) for measuring the health insurance products. ForAccenture, Javier worked as a Senior Specialist leading one of the CIO teams incharge of managing some of their internal data marts. He used Microsoft BItools to report and analyze information such as time reports of all theemployees of the firm, measuring the use of the employee’s portal and otherinternal web sites, generating the tax audit information required by legalentities.
Jay is a specialist in providing enterprise technology solutions that help large businesses access, analyse, report and share their data, structured and unstructured, to make better decisions and improve business performance. Jay has implemented information management strategies and BI Systems across industries including Media, Petrochemicals, Retail, Insurance, Automative, Government, Legal and Financial Services. He was the Technical Architect on a project that won IMGROUP Ltd "Microsoft Business Intelligence Worldwide Partner of the Year 2007/08" and has recently been invited to review SQL Server 2008 BI exams in Seattle.
Jen McCown is an MCM in SQL Server, and co-owner of MidnightSQL Consulting, LLC and MinionWare, LLC. She produces IT training material for MidnightDBA.com, including training videos, the DBAs@Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts.
Jen Stirrup, recently named as one of the top 9 female Business Intelligence experts globally, is a well-known Business Intelligence & Data Visualization expert, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, author & worldwide technical community leader.
Jens has been working with Microsoft Business Intelligence for more than a decade, with particular interest to Analysis Services. Jens is also currently managing Azure for the CatMan Solution application.
Jeremiah Peschka is an Emerging Technology Expert with Quest Software, and a SQL Server MVP. Jeremiah works with various software to identify new techniques and trends in the world of data storage. Over the course of his career, he has worked as a system administrator, developer and DBA. Prior to joining Quest, Jeremiah spent two years at Cass Information Systems, a utility billing provider. Jeremiah also is involved in the Professional Association for SQL Server. When he is not volunteering with the development community, he can be found blogging about data storage, relational databases, and software development at http://facility9.com. He can also be reached on Twitter via @peschkaj and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremy Gaige has over 10 years experience in enterprise management frameworks, specialized monitoring tools and systems administration including SQL Server. Mr. Gaige has a wide variety of experiences including consulting, training, presales, and worldwide implementations of framework tools like NetIQ AppManager, Microsoft Operations Manager, and Tivoli. More recently with Idera, Mr. Gaige has been working with SQL Server implementations worldwide in SQL performance monitoring and administration.
Jeremy is a Principal Consultant with Adatis, where he specialises in delivering BI and Data Warehousing projects using the Microsoft BI stack. He blogs at http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/ and is currently writing a book on Master Data Services.
Jeremy is Technical Director of G S I Technologies in Cambridge, UK. Specialising in .NET application development using SQL Server. He special interests include all aspects of BI and the proper integration and management of spatial data.
Jes Borland is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft who has experience with wide range of SQL Server features from version 2005 through 2017, and is on the cutting edge with Azure technologies.
Jess Meats got a Masters in Maths and Computer Science at York. She then went straight to Microsoft as a SharePoint specialist, now a Partner Technology Advisor for SharePoint and BI. In her spare time, she juggles, studies kung fu and writes novels.
Jess Pomfret, started working with SQL Server in 2011 and enjoys the problem-solving aspects of performance tuning and automating processes with PowerShell. She's originally from Wiltshire but spent the last 14 years living in Ohio, USA.
Jess is not currently presenting
Joe is a freelance consultant specializing in SQL Server scalability. The common approach to database performance tuning seems to be a laundry list of techniques with no unifying theme. Try random items until something works. Over time, one might develop a feel for what is likely to work in a given situation. This is art. Science is about knowledge. This starts with reverse engineering the details of the SQL Server cost based optimizer, and then developing a quantitative model for the true cost of SQL operations, until one can predict performance characteristics in advance. Joe has also develop several free tools (www.qdpma.com) for SQL Server performance troubleshooting.
Joe Pollock manages the Dedicated Support Team at Coeo, and has been working with SQL Server for over 20 years.
Johan Ludvig is a managing consultant at Capgemini. He has worked With MS SQL Server since late 1999, but these days finds himself mostly in the cloud.
John Huang, SQL MCM and MVP, is an independent SQL Server consultant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He has been working with SQL Server since 1994. He loves SQL Server and like to talk about it
I'm John McCormack. I've been working with SQL Server since 2012. I also work with Azure & AWS cloud solutions. I hold the MCSE: Data Management and Analytics and I am an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.
John is a Consultant with Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting helping clients all over the world achieve top performance with their Microsoft SQL Server environment. He is a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday events as well as other IT conferences.
John Welch works at SentryOne, where he leads the development of a suite of products that empower the Microsoft data professional to achieve breakthrough performance in their solutions.
A SQL server DBA for over 15 years, SQL Server 2008 MCITP & MCTS, Jon has spoken at SQLBits8 in Brighton and at the SQLRelay event in 2011.
Jonathan has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He enjoys performance tuning, development and using SQL Server to provide appropriate business solutions. He is the founder and leader of the Data South West http://www.datasouthwest.co.uk
Jonathan Kehayias is a SQL Server MVP and Principal Consultant with SQLskills.
José Manuel Jurado currently works as Escalation Engineer and SME in Azure SQL Database at Microsoft Spain. With over 20+ years of experience in SQL Server environments he is a speaker for internal events at Microsoft and for public events.
A Principal Data Analytics Consultant working for Adatis Consulting with experience in delivering Microsoft Azure/ SQL Data Analytics solutions across a range of industries.
Joseph Sirosh is the Corporate Vice President of the Data Group, leading Microsoft’s Database, Big Data and Machine Learning products.
I have been working for more than 20 years in developing and data base technologies. Currently I am happily working in Microsoft, based in Madrid (Spain), focused in SQL Server Business as Support Escalation Engineer for SQL Server Core EMEA
I am Premier Field Engineer for BI & SQL Server. I am based in UK. I specialize Business Intelligence solutions based on Analysis Services mainly investment bank market. I have been working with BI technologies for 10 years.I am currently working with Investment bank for considerably big project with 4TB cube size with 1 billion rows per day. Other than BI, I do snowboarding & I like travelling.
Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 32 years, providing advanced SQL Server training to clients around the world. She SQL Server MVP for 25 years before joining Microsoft where she writes and delivers SQL Server training.
Blogger, Speaker, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, MCSE. Principal Microsoft Consultant at Altius Data.
Karel Coenye a senior SQL Server trainer and Consultant at Kohera, has been working with SQL Server in different roles since 1999. Currently working on different database projects as SQL architect while coaching and training other DBAs and developers. Experienced in both full development-environments as in production environments with large server with multiple large databases specialized in tuning, tweaking and monitoring. His IT passion drives him towards the physical and virtual bottlenecks while seeking ways to push systems towards their limits.
Karen Lopez is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors and Microsoft MVP, specializing in the practical application of data management principles.
Kasper de Jonge is a Principal Program Manager on the Power BI team at Microsoft.
Kasper is Partner at Inspari A/S. Kasper is working as principal consultant with perfomance tuning, data integration and are a BI architect. Kasper has worked with MS SQL Server since 1996. Kasper is blogging and speaking about MS SQL server.
Dr Katherine Bean specializes in building exceptional businesses. She is a storage expert and developer, from her days developing SAN storage at IBM. She now works as a consultant internationally, bringing advanced technology into businesses.
Keith began his career at Dec as a database consultant for Rdb/VMS. For the past 15 year he’s worked for Microsoft supporting SQL Server in a variety of roles. His experience goes back to V4.2 on OS/2 (before Windows NT was released). For a number of years he work with large Enterprises installing large scale OLTP systems and Data Warehouses. Currently he works with ISV’s who are looking to become early adopters of SQL Server 2008.
Principal Group Engineering Manager for the SQL Client Tools (Azure Data Studio, SSMS, SQLPS, etc.) 20+ years at Microsoft and joined SQL Server in 2007.
Established SQL Server DBA with over 23 years experience in the IT sector. originally from the UK and now living in the Netherlands.
Kevin Feasel is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and CTO at Envizage.
Kevin Kline, a longtime Microsoft SQL Server MVP, is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of "SQL in a Nutshell". He tweets at @kekline and blogs at https://www.sentryone.com/blog/author/kevin-kline.
Klaus Aschenbrenner provides SQL Server Consulting services across Europe and the US. He helps people around the world to understand, use, and run SQL Server installations in their environments. In the years 2004 - 2005 Klaus was honored with MVP awards from Microsoft for his tremendous support of the .NET Community. Klaus is also the author of the book Pro SQL Server 2008 Service Broker (ISBN 1590599993) published by Apress in August 2008.
Konstantin Korobkov is an experienced data architect with a deep knowledge in RDBMS technology (Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, Teradata and others) and a wide range of successful OLTP and Data Warehousing projects.
Kun is currently a Program Manager of Microsoft based in Redmond, WA working in SQLCAT (Customer Advisory Team). He has more than 15 years of experience as a developer and architect helping large SQL Server and Azure SQL DB design and implementations
Laerte Junior is a Windows PowerShell MVP , ,Database Consultant at Pythian Group, and, through his technology blog and simple-talk articles, an active member of the Microsoft Community around the world.
Passionate energetic speaker who has been enjoying playing with data for many years. Freelance trainer, speaker and agony aunt. Microsoft MVP
Lee is a senior analyst & data geek specialising in advanced analytics and BI.
Leonard Lobel is a SQL Server MVP and cofounder/CTO of Sleek Technologies, Inc. based in New York City. He is also a consultant, trainer, frequent speaker, and lead author of three MS Press books on Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.
I am an independent software developer / consultant with experience in sql server. I've built some tools and practices i'd like to share with you.
Liam Westley is Head Of Engineering at Criteria Media Exchange, a digital media start up based in West London. In the past he has run his own company Tiger Computer Services Ltd, which specialises in software for Broadcast Television although it recently diversified into software for the NHS. His Niagara SMS moderation system has been used by QVC UK for the last four years to display SMS messages from viewers, live, on screen. In 2009 Liam completed a new ticketing system for Hat Trick Productions which is now providing e-tickets to shows such as Have I Got New For You, The Armstrong and Miller Show and It's Only A Theory. Liam has worked for chellomedia, GMTV, BSkyB, SmashedAtom and Original Thinking Group. In his time he created the first in house weather system for Sky News using Visual Basic 1.0, acted as architect for two general election systems, project managed the launch of the GMTV web site, was key to delivering the first interactive television chat service in the UK for BSkyB and helped launch the first live shopping channels in the Netherlands.
Principal Program Manager in SQL Server
LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacentres, mobile networks and client computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners.
Lubor is in SQL Server development group since the 6.5 release in 1996. He is currently responsible for development of Query Optimization and Execution, Data Warehousing and Scale-Out.Before joining Microsoft he was developing DB2 engines in IBM
Maciej Pilecki is a SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Senior Consultant with Project Botticelli. He has many years of international experience in Microsoft SQL Server database development, optimization and troubleshooting. He spends most of his time travelling around the world either advising his many customers on how to improve performance and reliability of their databases, or sharing the lessons learned with conference and user group audiences worldwide, where he is a popular and highly rated speaker. His favourite topics are the internals of the SQL Server database engine, including SQLOS, Storage Engine and Query Optimizer and Performance Tuning.
20 year SQL Server professional with a need for speed.
Data professional from Northern England, working with MS SQL Server 2000 to 2019. From February 2018 I've been working in Asia, for an online auction company in Bangkok and currently an online gaming company in Hong Kong.
Having done an engineering degree, technology has always been my passion. Its been 20+ years working on different versions of Microsoft SQL Server/Azure SQL DB. In the year 2017, I joined Microsoft and currently work as Cloud Solution Architect.
Microsoft Data Platform Lead Consultant at The Pythian Group. Currently an MVP, also holds MCSE, MCT and OCP certifications, has more than 15 years of Database Administration experience.
Data Philosopher. Since 2006 invariably awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional title in the Data Platform category. A speaker at numerous conferences across Europe, as well as at user groups meetings. The author of many books and articles
Runs the consulting firm IN2BI www.in2bi.com dedicated to helping companies get the most out of Microsoft BI. His field of interest ranges from presenting information in dashboards and reports to efficiently collecting data in data warehouses.
Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master MCM of SQL Server focusing on Microsoft Azure, Azure DevOps, SQL Server, Administration, Development, Business Intelligence, Docker, Data Factory, and Cosmos DB.
A seasoned data professional with 20+ years of experience in SQL Server/Analysis Services and related technologies. Leader of the Cork SQL and Power Platform User Groups and the Cork SQL Saturday and a regular speaker at user groups in Ireland.
I am deeply interested in technology and how it can be used to solve todays business problems. I love emulation and bizzare operating systems.
Mark Pryce-Maher s a Data Architect on the Azure Synapse Analytics Customer Success Engineering team at Microsoft, where he his working with customers implementing Azure Synapse Analytics.
Mark has worked extensively with SQL Server, primarily focused on performance and internals. As a result of his interest in storage internals, Mark has authored the OrcaMDF open source project, aiming at standalone parsing of SQL Server data files.
Mark founded Aphelion Software, specialising in the Microsoft platform. His credentials include publishing the first Sharepoint 2010 BI book and the new Visual Intelligence book.
Mark Whitehorn specialises in Data Science. On the commercial side he works as a consultant, on the academic side he is the professor of analytics at the University of Dundee where he teaches a Masters course in Data Science.
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen worked as a consultant since 1994 and is in charge for DWH and BI for runtastic.com since 2014. He speaks regularly on international conferences and co-founded SQL PASS Austria in 2013 and was awarded as MVP in 2017.
Martijn Evers has been developing information systems for over 20 years using mainly MS technology. The last 15 years as consultant/architect on the SQL Server platform. He focuses on data modeling and model driven data Factories.
Martin Bell has aged considerably since starting to organise the SQLBits conferences; but is still a dashing and attractive redhead. He's worked on many relational database management systems and since the 1998 has specialized in SQL Server. He was first awarded Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) status in June 2003 proving he is not just a pretty face! As an insight into his masochistic tendancies he currently organises the Scottish Area and Leeds Area SQL Server User Group meetings. He is also a founding organiser of the highly successful SQLBits Community Conferences conclusive proof that he is slightly mad!!
Martin has over 15 years’ experience in SQL Server technologies spanning both the Database Engine and Data Warehousing and BI implementations. He's a Data Platform MVP, MCT and a regular conference speaker around the globe.
Martin Cairns, Senior BI Consultant (blog | twitter). Martin is a consultant with Purple Frog Systems a Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Consultancy.
Martin Croft is a time served SQL developer / DBA contractor / Consultant who has worked with SQL Server since SQL 6.5, having attended the user groups for many years he wanted to (try) and give something back for all the things he's have picked up f
I have been using computers most days of my life since 1977 although I wrote my first ever program (probably the only one which ever worked first time) at school in 1971 to invert a 3x3 matrix. I learnt the real basics when working as a numerical modeler for the UK Meteorological Office, and later building and analyzing results from numerical models in a very different domain for one of the Marconi companies. After a period as the Director of an environmental charity, a decade ago I set up my own consultancy providing IT services primarily to the voluntary environmental sector. I have had an interest in managing large volumes of biological data going back some 3 decades and coupled with my experience in the Met Office I have long been convinced of the need to develop easier ways of analyzing geographicaly based data. The combination of SQL server 2008's spatial features coupled with web mapping (and a dash of SharePoint) has enabled me develop to develop solutions to real problems for even quite small organisations using new an exciting technologies.
Martin has a dream, that one day he will wake up and the whole world will speak in the same language. That language is T-SQL. Martin has extensive experience in regular DBA tasks but making systems run and doing day to day maintanance is just to trivial for a SQL Server rockstar like Martin, thats why he enjoys making things go fast, Martin's specialities includes working with optimizing ETL flows, increasing backup speed and of course statement tuning! Martin works with a wide range of some of the largest coorperations in Denmark with various SQL tasks mostly focused around performance and high availability.
Martin Wild is a systems consultant at Quest. Based at the European headquarters in the U.K., Martin is responsible for supporting the UK and EMEA sales team for the Toad portfolio, Database Performance Monitoring and Data Movement solutions.
Matan Yungman is a Data Platform MVP, a senior consultant and the professional manager at Madeira Data Solutions. He's been working with SQL Server since 2002, and today he spends his time consulting, mentoring and speaking about SQL Server.
An independent consultant in the general and legal information management domains, specialising in data analysis, integration, consolidation, and natural language processing.
Matt is a Senior Consultant with Altius Consulting - a leading Business Intelligence specialist consultancy. He has developed with SQL Server and .Net technologies for the last 10 years and has recently turned his focus to data visualisation and rich user experience technologies such as Silverlight and Bing Maps.
Matt is a Business Intelligence specialist and international speaker with a commitment to staying up to date with the latest tech and delivering solutions that clients want to use.
Matt Masson is a Principal Program Manager on the Power Query team. Matt has worked with multiple products across SQL Server, including SSIS, DQS, MDS, and Power BI. You can find his blog at http://www.mattmasson.com/.
Principal BI consultant for Coeo with passion for data.
Matt is the director of Atlantis Interactive, a provider of free SQL Tools, and a leading contributor to the Ask SQL Server Central website. He has over 13 years experience of working with SQL Server from versions 6.5 upwards.
As a Senior Consultant at Coeo, I specialise in features of the Microsoft Data Platform.
Matthew Roche is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft.
I am involved in SQL Server projects since 1998. My background includes working as a senior consultant for SQL Server as a partner of Microsoft MCS. In 2005 I founded Valinor, which is the leading SQL Server consulting services company in Israel.   I am considered to be one of the SQL Server experts in Israel, and I am working as a replication specialist through Microsoft MCS around the world in some of the most challenging projects.   I have spoken at the Microsoft TechEd conventions in Israel several times, and at the ISUG (Israeli SQL Server User Group) convention.
Melissa Coates is an Analytics Architect with SentryOne. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she specializes in delivering Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies.
Michael DeFehr is the primary database analyst/developer at Protegra, a leading technology solution provider based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His career has focused on database administration and development using Microsoft SQL Server. A SQL Server MVP, Professional Engineer and Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional in both Database Development and Administration, Mike has spent the past 15 years producing and maintaining database solutions. Mike specializes in the relational and storage engines and his solutions emphasize performance and simplicity. Mike is the chapter president of the Winnipeg SQL Server Users Group
Michael Johnson is a Business Intelligence architect and Microsoft data platform MVP living in Johannesburg, South Africa where he runs the local SQL User Group.
Michael Rys is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure Big Data team at Microsoft, working on Azure Synapse, .NET support for Spark and other big data projects.
Miguel Llopis is a Program Manager in the "Data Explorer" team at Microsoft Corp. As part of his responsibilities, he is in charge of community, customer and partner relationships on behalf of the "Data Explorer" product team.
Mihail Mateev is a Technical Consultant, Community enthusiast, PASS RM for CEE, PASS and chapter lead, Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP - Microsoft Azure, Ph.D. on Cloud Computing
Mike Hillwig is a senior DBA at a supplier of cloud-based solutions to the global financial services industry.
Mike is a SQL Server development specialist and holds all three MCITPs for SQL Server 2008 (plans are afoot to upgrade these in 2016!). His first book, Introducing SQL Server, was published by Apress in October 2015.
<a href="http://mtaulty.com/bio.html">Mike's Bio</a>
What I do? I select, I select stars! Dad. Data enthusiast with mathematics background. Dealing with SQL Server for over 10 years. Works as a database administrator (Microsoft SQL Server) responsible for environments upgrades and migrations.
Milos Radivojevic is a database developer and consultant, speaker, and trainer located in Vienna, Austria. He is Microsoft SQL Server MVP and MCT and specializes in SQL Server for application developers. He is co-leader of the SQL Server PASS Austria
Mladen is a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft Azure SQL Database team, working on the SQL Managed Instance and data estate modernization in Azure, with business continuity and service integration as focus areas.
Mladen Prajdić is a Data Platform MVP from Slovenia and a C# and SQL Server developer for over 20 years. He blogs at http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp. He develops a popular add-in for SSMS, called SSMS Tools Pack (http://www.ssmstoolspack.com/).
SQL Server MVP and MCT. +10 years working with SQL Server, .NET, and Microsoft Cloud technologies (Microsoft Azure & Azure SQL). Leader of SQLServerPath community group and a Regional Mentor in PASS. Twitter-@NabeelDerhem
I'm a software developer/architect working from London. My background is primarily within the Microsoft based ecosystem, but I have also worked with technologies from outside of this, such as Oracle, IBM, and Java. I am a founder and organiser of the London chapter of 'A NoSQL Summer'. This is a reading group studying various foundational papers in the space of data storage (so SQL, file systems, distributed systems, nosql solutions, etc...). I'm a keen and passionate technologist and often to be found at developer focused events, particularly in the London area. I have spoken previously at numerous user groups in the UK, Skillsmatter, and DDD events. Recently the focus of my presentations has been on distributed systems architecture, and NoSQL.
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Niall has been building data solutions on the Microsoft platform for 12 years. In the past few years Niall has been focused on helping clients with data engineering in Azure. Niall is active in the data community, helping run the Bristol user group.
Nick is a BI Consultant for TAH Ltd & has worked with SQL Server since 6.5. Recently, he's been working towards the MCM certification, and developing large Data warehouses with SQL Server & Wherescape RED. He has numerous Microsoft Certifications including MCITP's on SQL Server 2008 (Database Administrator and Database Developer), MCTS's on SQL Server 2005, SharePoint & Dynamics CRM.
Dr. Nico Jacobs is a SQL Server trainer and consultant at U2U since 2004. Nico creates and delivers courses on SQL Server, Power BI and the Azure Big Data & AI stack
Niels is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and works as Software Architect at Derivco in Durban South Africa. Niels has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 4.2. He is a presenter at technology conferences, such as: SQL PASS, DevWeek, etc.
Niels Naglé is a Data Solutions Consultant - Architect,trainer and public speaker at Info Support. As a consultant he specializes in data solutions, BI, DWH, data management and Analytics. With main focus on Microsoft Technology(on premise and cloud)
Nigel Ellis is a Distinguished Engineer in the Database Systems Group at Microsoft. He leads development for Azure SQL Database and SQL Server relational database technologies.
SQL Server Experiences in the real world Nigel Foulkes-Nock is a SQL Server DBA who supports and embraces technology, recognising the need to provide true Business value while maintaining technical stability.
Noam is a technology expert and a SQL Server guru. In his work, Noam deals on a daily basis with a broad and varied clientele, designing, developing and troubleshooting their SQL Server systems.
Ola Hallengren is a DBA and database developer living in Sweden. Currently he's a Principal Database Architect for an investment bank. Ola is the author of the popular maintenance solution at https://ola.hallengren.com and a Microsoft MVP.
Oliver Engels is CEO of oh22data AG, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Germany specializing in Analytics and Cloud Technology. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and a Microsoft pTSP for Data and AI
I've been 'playing' with computers since I was a kid, so I've got a lot of background here: I've worked as a freelance, for my university, in several research projects, etc. Then I had the chance of join Microsoft's Premier GTSC, as SQL Server Support Engineer, where I learned to love SQL Server and a little tool called WinDbg ;) Afterwards I joined Plain Concepts, where I served as Development Advisor and, currently, as the Team Lead of the Debugging & Optimization Team, where I'm happy hunting bugs, underperformant applications and performing post-mortem analysis of applications. Sounds cool, doesn't it? ;)
Pam Lahoud is a Program Manager in Azure Data, based in Redmond, WA, USA. She has been with Microsoft since 2006 and is currently responsible for Program Management of database engine features for in-market and vNext versions of SQL Server.
A DBA Manager, a PMP, free spirited geek, SQL/Azure fan, speaker, SQL Saturdays organizer, photographer, singer. I Mentor children and local DBAs in the art of Public Speaking and presentations.
Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
Microsoft Data Platform MVP. 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack. Now working as a principal consultant and solution architect dealing with data platform deliveries in Azure.
Paul is a freelance SQL Server professional and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) who first started working with SQL Server around 1998.
Paul Mestemaker is one of the original founding members and now a Sr. Program Manager on the System Center Advisor team at Microsoft. In his 6+ years at Microsoft, he has focused mainly on server manageability and supportability tools. He has co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been a top speaker at TechEd, PASS, Connections, and other Microsoft and industry conferences. He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He is the co-host of Ping, a weekly tech news show on Microsoft's Channel 9.
Paul te Braak is the principle consultant of abaX Data and has over a decade of experience in delivering reporting and business intelligence solutions across a variety of verticals.
Pawel Potasinski is a database developer and consultant currently working for Asseco Business Solutions S.A. corporation. He has been working with SQL Server for nearly a decade. His focuses are data transfer processes, performance troubleshooting and dynamic code generation. Pawel holds MCT certification since 2004 and is a SQL Server MVP since 2008. In 2007 he founded the Polish SQL Server User Group (the PASS Chapter in Poland).
Microsoft Certified Master in SQL SERVER 2008 and CEHv7 with more than 13 years of SQL Server experience.
Pedro Lopes is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure Data SQL Server team, focusing on the Relational Engine for SQL Server and Azure SQL (Query Processor, Query Performance, Programmability).
Pete is a Learning Product Planner in MSL focusing on SQL Server courseware. Pete joined Microsoft in 1995 to build the Mastering Series developer training products. He occasionally meets people who thinks he looks familiar - because they used one of the Mastering titles in which he appeared in various videos. Since then he&rsquo;s done a variety of work around Microsoft but almost always focused on content in some way.
I have been an independent contractor for over 20 years and before that I worked for Software House for 5 years. I am a SQL Server Developer and my area of interest is SQL Optimisation.
I have been working with RDBMS's since the late 80's. I started using SQL Server 4.21 in 1994 and have worked will all versions since then. I started as a developer, spent some time as a DBA and then went back into software development. I am now a consultant working with companies helping them design and improve their software primarily focused on relational databases.
Peter Myers is a consultant, trainer and presenter, and has worked with Microsoft database and development products since 1997. Today he specializes in all Microsoft BI products. He has been a Data Platform MVP since 2007.
Peter O'Connell is a senior product manager responsible for the Quest software database performance management portfolio. His mission is to create tools that liberate users from the daily grind and help them explore emerging platforms and technologies.
Peter ter Braake is SQL Server MVP and MCT. He works as an independent contracter alternating his time between teaching SQL Server related courses and doing projects at customers.
Phil Quinn an avid interest in SQL XML and other obscure sql that often has no practical application.
Phil Winstanley provides solutions to situations which have complex technical requirements involving data manipulation. His expertise is internationally acclaimed and he is prominent in the network of specialists in this field, being a member of the Microsoft MVP programme since 2002 and a member of the ASP Insiders since its inception. Now he works at Microsoft and advises techies throughout all markets on best practice and patterns.
Data Analyst Consultant – joined Adatis in 2019 where he builds Modern Data Warehouses using Azure platform. Main areas of expertise: Azure Databricks
Predrag Bosnic started his IT journey in 1979 using UNIVAC 1100, Fortran and Mapper. For the next 20 years he visited the world of PC, dBase, Clipper and Fox. During the last 14 years he has been working with SQL Serverand .Net maintaining his passion for databases and software development. He is a Software Development Manager, conference speaker and author of a dozen technical articles.
Pyramid delivers a BI platform that provides the tools users need to gain business insight in a way that is natural, does not require any particular technical skills while allowing a depth of analysis comparable to the best applications available.
R Meyyappan is a SQL Server specialist with expertise in Performance Tuning. Ramesh worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2004. Nearly half of that time he worked in Redmond in the development teams - specifically as Program Manager in the SQL Server Development Team responsible for optimizing SQL Server product for SAP. Ramesh now offers onsite and offsite consulting and workshops independently as well as by partnering with various Microsoft Subsidiaries. You can find webcasts from Ramesh at http://webcasts.sqlworkshops.com. You can contact Ramesh at email@example.com. To register for the upcoming workshops click
Ralph is an enterprise and data platform architect with over 15 years of hands-on and leading positions. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who regularly speaks at a local user-group and at conferences from time to time.
Raoul Illyés is an internationally acclaimed SQL Server expert and has 16 years' experience in the IT industry. Raoul is an internationally recognized lecturer and teacher, known for his passion and dedication to detail. Many customers have had good reason to value his high energy level and enthusiasm over the years, including Microsoft both locally and abroad.
I like pushing SQL Server to its limits. When I am not at work you can find me with my family or at the gym.
BI Guy, C# Dude, SharePoint Fellow and accidental DBA
Reid is the Founder of Havens Consulting Inc, Microsoft MVP, and an avid Business Intelligence evangelist.
BI Developer @ DevScope. 20 Years working on Healthcare, clinical analysis. Working with SQL since Sql 2000. I Love data, and get data very fast. Last year working full time with BI.
Director at Elastacloud, Microsoft Azure MVP, Microsoft Regional Director
Richard Douglas is the Principal Solutions Engineer for SentryOne where he specialises in providing Microsoft Data Platform monitoring solutions and system health checks to organisations across the globe.
Richard is the Engineering Director of Black Marble Ltd a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England. Black Marble specialises in BizTalk & SharePoint based business automation. As Engineering Director Richard is responsible for the delivery of systems and tools to allow the company, and their clients, to deliver solutions efficiently. All Black Marble's development activity is underpinned by TFS using Agile process models. Richard is a MVP for Visual Studio ALM and a Certified Scrum master. Richard is a regular presenter at community events in the UK (and the rest of the world given a chance) where his most common subject is software testing and development process.
Richard is a DBA & Dev, working with SQL Server since version 7, with database experience going back to the nineties.
A SQLServer DBA for nearly 20 years. Can be seen in the wild at community events on the South West of the UK.
Richard Siddaway is Microsoft Practice Leader for Centiq Ltd. With over 20 years experience in various aspects of IT Richard is currently concentrating on the Microsoft environment at an architectural level especially around Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server and Infrastructure Optimisation much of his recent experience has involved migrating enterprises from Windows NT\Exchange 5.5 to Windows 2003\Exchange 2003. Richard has administration experience with several database systemsespecially SQL Server. His initial programming background is still usefulas Richard is a very experienced scripter always looking for the opportunity to automate a process. Having discovered PowerShell 18 months ago he has enthusiastically adopted it in preference to VBScript. Richard founded and currently leads the UK PowerShell User Group. Richard has presented on PowerShell to the Directory Experts Conference 2007, at various events at Microsoft UK, including the last Community Day, and for other UK User Groups.
Independent DW/BI consultant specialising in the SQL Server stack, with particular interest in using metadata to inform process control, drive code generation, automate documentation and reduce human error.
Richard Tkachuk is a Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse team. Richard has been with the PDW team since shortly after the acquisition of DATAllegro and helped ship the SQL Server PDW appliance. Richard has been a part of SQL Server with a focus on data warehousing for over ten years.
Ricky Brundritt is the EMEA Bing Maps TSP for Microsoft. He is also a former Microsoft MVP for Bing Maps and a co-founder of the UK Bing Maps User Group.
Rishi is a speaker, trainer, consultant and technology evangelist specialising in Power BI, and has presented at several global conferences over the past few years. He works with a number of large Enterprise customers on self-serve BI Architecture an
Rob Ashton is the technical lead for an SME based in Oxfordshire, England. He designs and builds software in C# on a primarily open source stack and is passionate about good design and continuous improvement. When not being overworked in his day job, Rob spends his time trying out the latest open source projects and contributing where he can by fixing bugs, adding features, removing pain-points and writing documentation and blog entries where needed.
I have been working with SQL Server since 1999, firstly as a web developer, but primarily in a DBA and consultancy capacity. I joined Microsoft in 2008 as a SQL Server Premier Field Engineer, working with some of Microsoft's largest clients in the UK and Europe, specialising in SQL Server performance tuning and Business Intelligence. I'm based in Scotland and I'm married with 2 daughters. When I'm not working with SQL Server you'll usually find me playing on Xbox Live !
Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions in Australia, and is known for his slide-free presentations that will challenge your thinking.
I’m a database automation expert and DBA with a passion for helping my peers increase their data’s performance through automation. I'm told I have a fabulous beard.
Rob Volk is a DBA in the Atlanta, Georgia area since 2001. He started using SQL Server with version 6.5 and is very glad to have upgraded since then. In his spare time he accomplishes more than he does on the job, just don't tell his boss.
Robert Biddle is a Data Architect for Hilton Grand Vacations in Orlando, Florida. He has over a decade of experience working with SQL Server in a variety of roles and has MCITP certifications for Database Administration and Development.
Just a regular SQL pro who also likes to present.because there is nothing better to validate the depth of your knowledge.
Roberts primary passion to help others to achieve more by sharing some of the knowledge he has been privileged to receive from others.
I started out as a developer to switch to the other side after a couple of years and start life as a DBA. Working for the Ministry of Defense in The Netherlands we started with SQL 2000 with a handfull of databases on as many instances. From that we transformed into a lean SQL 2008 environment with over a 1000 databases. We face a diversity in applications and demands and manage to line these all up with each other to make life as easy as possible. If it is setting op back-up procedures, writing fail-over procedures or tuning a bad application, it's all in a day's job, but with every new release of SQL server the job is getting easier.
Robert Hogg is the Managing Director of Black Marble Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England, specialising in Microsoft BizTalk and SharePoint based business automation and collaboration solutions, as well as Application Lifecycle Management. Robert is in his fourth year as an MVP, currently for the Connected Systems Division, and is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Hull. He speaks throughout the UK, as well as internationally. Robert writes, contributes and edits books, white papers and articles on SOA, Modelling and Enterprise Service Bus.
Robert L Davis is a SQL Server 2008 Certified Master and an experienced Database Administrator, SQL Server evangelist, speaker, writer, and trainer. He has worked with SQL Server for more than 13 years at places like Idera Software and Microsoft.
Cloud / Data Solutions Architect with Microsoft in the UK. Focusing on all areas of the data and AI stack.
Rohit Nayak is a Senior Program Manager in the SQL Server product team at Microsoft, with a focus on the Security and Connectivity for Azure SQL Database.
Ron Matchoro is a Senior Program Manager at the SQL Azure Data Security group. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/threat-detection-public-preview/
Ronen professionalize with Analysis Services while serving in number of roles, one of them, as Microsoft Regional Director.Today, Ronen is focusing on Technology Mentoring at Enterprise level companies. Ronen is Data Platform MVP.
Ross Mistry is a best-selling author, former SQL Server MVP and enterprise architect with Microsoft. Ross designs technology solutions for Microsoft&rsquo;s largest customers at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Silicon Valley. His recent books include; Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2 (MSPress), Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed (SAMS) and SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration (SAMS). You can follow him on twitter @RossMistry
Paris based SQL Server expert with 20 years experience.
Rui Romano is a Data Platform MVP with more than 15 years of experience on the Microsoft BI Platform.
Rune have been working with databases for over 20 years, primarily in those years with Microsoft SQL Server. Active in the #sqlcommunity and together with his excellent team of volunteers has run SQLSaturday Oslo for the past 3 years.
My belief is that data is the critical element of an organisation and that a database must be effective, efficient and secure. Several years experience in SQL design, administration, server consolidation and migration in large scale organisation.
Sameh Elnikety is passionate about replicated databases. His work aims at building scalable computer systems, and spans a number of areas including operating systems, distributed computing and databases. Sameh obtained a Ph.D. from EPFL in 2007 and then joined the systems and networking group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK.
A Freelance Business Intelligence Architect and Developer.
Sandy is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, currently driving the efforts to modernize SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) on premises and in the cloud as part of ADF (Azure Data Factory).
Sanjay Mishra is the Group PM Manager in the Azure Data product team at Microsoft. Sanjay and his team are responsible for the Azure SQL Database product.
I have been working with Microsoft for more than 5 years in SQL support and Premier Field Engineering. Mostly I work on SQL Server performance tuning, replication, HA/DR options and troubleshooting.
Enterprise Architect specialised in the data platform and cloud computing, with considerable leadership & delivery management experience in dealing multiple transformation & digitalisation projects (end-to-end B2B, B2C) with a strategy.
Knowledge is the power and you will gain by sharing it; I'm an Independent Database expert, with over 16 years of experience in application designing, developing and managing database technologies using industry famous technologies & software. I have been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 (1996) and active member & moderator in Technet, MSDN, SQL-Server-Performance.com forums/websites and also writing for http://www.sql-server-performance.com website. I'm a regular speaker and volunteer (Ask The Experts) at SQL Server events such as SQLPASS, Tech-ed etc. and I was awarded as SQL Server MVP since the year 2006. I also update content & manage the website http://www.sqlserver-qa.net.
CTO of Cloud And Devices, author, speaker, and seeker of all things extraordinary. Loves data of all sizes, and the bleeding edge of technology up until the point he has to repave his laptop. Thinks the word phenomenal is super phenomenal..
Sean McCown is a Certified Master in SQL Server and a SQL Server MVP with 20 years of experience in high-end databases. He is also founder and co-owner of the MidnightDBA.com and MinionWare Software.
Sebastian is the SQL Stylist at sqlity.net llc. After earning his PhD in Computer Science and working for a Fortune 50 company, he founded sqlity.net to help clients with their database problems. Sebastian is a published author and frequent speaker.
I have been working with SQL Server for about 10 years as a DBA, developer, consultant and trainer, focusing on high availability and disaster recovery solutions, ETL, troubleshooting and performance tuning, developing high performance solutions.
I'm a Data Platform MVP and a DWH/BI Consultant at ITMagination Inc. Responsible for designing and developing on-premise and cloud Datawarehouse/BI solutions.Community enthusiast, SQLSaturdays speaker and leader of Lviv SQL Server user Group.
Partner Director of Data Platform Group – SQL Server 2016, Azure SQL DB, Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL VM, etc.
Working on SQL and other data technologies since 25 years. Specialized in data access, query optimization and tuning, distributed system design. Author and speaker in industry conferences, now in SQL Customer Success Engineering, Azure Data team.
Simon is a database consultant who specialises in all areas of the Microsoft Data Platform, he runs datathirst.net - a data platform consultancy focused on modern cloud solutions.
Simon Munro is a Senior Practice Consultant with EMC Consulting. Currently doing solution architecture on the Microsoft stack, Simon has spent more than fifteen years straddling the line between application and database development. Over the years he has worked on a wide range of database solutions from transactional to data warehouse and various volumes and loads.
Simon has worked with data for all his career. He works with companies on, 1. Data platform strategy 2. Data platform optimisation 3. Data development practices He founded SQLBits, is a SQL MCM and an Microsoft MVP since 2005
For more than a decade, SIOS solutions have been protecting thousands of mission-critical applications and countless volumes of data for customers of all sizes, across every industry, in all parts of the world. Our innovative high availability and data protection software solutions for Linux and Windows deliver superior RTO and RPO at a lower cost of ownership, whether they are deployed on physical machines or in virtualized or cloud environments.
Bringing together 16 SQL Server user groups in Great Britain, covering Exeter to Edinburgh and Cardiff to Cambridge. The groups are all run voluntarily, to help build the SQL Server community, sharing knowledge and hopefully having a bit of fun.
The SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) manages all customer activity out of the SQL Server engineering organization. The goal is simple: Engage with the most interesting SQL Server customer projects and learn how the product behaves.
Stacia Varga has over 25 years of experience with improving business practices through technology and has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft data platform technologies since 2000.
Steph is the founder of a consultancy in the UK. Her talks, blog posts, conferences, and business all have one thing in common – they help people get started with data science. Steph holds the Microsoft MVP award for her community contributions.
Stephan has more than 19 years experience with MSBI and works as a Principal Consultant at Stoltze IT. He is the founder and coordinator of the Danish Microsoft BI Community and has been a speaker at various events like SQLBits and SQL PASS Summit.
Steve has been working with SQL server for longer than he likes to admit. He works as a BI trouble shooter for a Law firm no one has ever heard of. He's an MCSA and speaks now and again at SQL user groups.
Sr. Engineering Manager, ESSN Alliances, Performance and Solutions (APS)
Stijn is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer on Data & AI and a DataMinds core member. He is also one of the organizers of the local user group sessions & the yearly event called DataMinds Connect (SQL Server Days).
Susan Price joined the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine team in 2008. She is currently a Senior Program Manager with a focus on data warehousing. Susan was the program manager for Project Apollo, which introduced columnstore indexes to the SQL Server database engine.
I have been working with SQL Server for last 12 years. Predominantly I spent most of my carrier building data warehouses and loading the data using various ETL Tools such as SSIS, Ab-Initio and Informatica. I specialise in financial services sector.
Ted Orme, EMEA Technical and Alliances Director, Attunity.
Senior Program Manager @ Azure Cosmos DB, Microsoft
Developer, consultant, accidental DBA, author and speaker at SQL conferences around Europe.
Thomas specializes in high scale performance tuning and data modeling and has built some of the largest SQL Server database in the world.
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft MVP, a VMware vExpert. He has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.
Tom has been a DBA since 1998, he started out using SQL Server 4.2 and 6.5. He currently works for Aris Technologies, a small casino gaming company. He has previously worked for RM Education and Oxfam. He is a Senior DBA, with responsibility for system design, maintenance, database design, performance tuning, scalability and platform architecture. He has written several articles for sql-server-performance.com. He presented at SQL Bits 2, 4 and 6 (he only likes even numbers).
Tiago Costa is an IT Consulta and MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer. For the past 14 years he has been architecting and developing solutions for clients using Office 365, SharePoint, .Net and SQL Server.
Tim leads SQL Agent Man Consultancy. Twice yearly he also takes 25 students and a cadre of MCMs and MVPs as trainers aboard SQL Cruise events for SQL, Powershell, BI, and Profession Development training. He's an Author, Blogger and Community Leader
Tim is the joint owner of Adatis, a specialist Microsoft Business Intelligence Consultancy based in the UK. He has been working with SQL Server and in particular the BI stack for more than 10 years. He specialises in Analytics, Reporting and data visualisation techniques and campaigns frequently against the use of pie charts! Tim was first awarded the MVP for SQL server in 2009
I am a software developer based in Reading and currently work for a Microsoft Partner. I specialise in VB.Net and SQL Server and have achieved MCSD.Net and MCDBA Microsoft certifications for both products. A large part of my work involves developing .Net solutions for public sector bodies including Police, Customs and Immigration departments I am currently the Vice Chairman of VBUG (the UK Visual Basic User Group) and actively involved in the UK developer community. I regularly organise, attend and help out at various developer events throughout the UK.
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence architect, author, and speaker based in the Dallas, Texas area. He is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, contributing author on MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2, and has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2010.
Lead System DBA for a top 40 US held bank. Chapter leader for the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, PASS Regional Mentor for Greater South East US. I am a Microsoft Systems Admin turned DBA. Prior to becoming a full time DBA I spent 10 years supporting Citrix, Novell, Windows, IIS, and MSSQL.
Works in the SQL Server Engine team as a Lead Program Manager
Independent Consultant and founder of Shadowland Consulting. Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing stuff. MCT, Freelancer.
Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BI/DEV with 20+ years of background with statistics and math and more than 15+ years of MS SQL experience. Frequent speaker at SQL Saturday events and local user groups and Microsoft related events (PASS, 24HOP).
DEV lead for Microsoft SQL Advanced Threat Protection team.
Tomislav Piasevoli is a Business Intelligence Specialist with years of experience with SQL Server Analysis Services. He successfully implemented many still-in-use BI solutions and now specializes in dimensional modeling, cube design and MDX consulting worldwide. Tomislav has been honored with Microsoft's MVP award three times for his contribution to the SSAS community. Besides solving MDX, cube design and dimensional modeling puzzles, he occasionally presents at conferences, writes articles for magazines and maintains his blog at http://tomislav.piasevoli.com. His recent experience includes writing a book named "MDX with SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cookbook&ldquo; published by Packt Publishing Ltd.
Tony Bain is an entrepreneur with a specialized focus on Information Management. He is one of the founders of the RockSolid SQL Server management product. Tony has authored 5 books on SQL Server management and has been a frequent speaker at industry events.
Tony O'Grady works at Microsoft UK as a Dedicated Support Engineer for SQL Server. Currently focused on working side-by-side with premier customers improving system health and deepening our understating of the product.
Uri is a product executive, who brings over 15 years of experience and a proven track record in taking new ideas to the market
All over the country, sql based user groups are run. Together there is over 100 years of collective sqlserver use and knowledge
Varigence provides tools, frameworks, and services that advance the state of the art in business intelligence by building abstraction and productivity capabilities to extend the Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies. Varigence was founded as a privately held company in 2008 with headquarters in Greenville, SC and offices in Seattle, WA. Employing a mix of deep experience in developer tools, business intelligence, and consumer software products, Varigence applies the best innovations from application development to enterprise business intelligence while offering an unprecedented level of accessibility to the end-user. Varigence currently offers two tools: Mist/Biml and Vivid. Mist/Biml is about accelerating business intelligence development. Vivid is an Excel addin that will make anyone using PowerPivot or cubes in Excel more productive. Varigence also provides consulting, contracting, and training services. We have delivered state-of-the-art business intelligence solutions to companies of all sizes, from internet startups and Fortune 100 companies.
Vincent is a data architect and data scientist specilising in banking and investment. He wrote a book on SQL Server data warehousing & BI, and many articles on www.datawarehouse.org.uk. He works on big data and machine learning.
I am a passioned data professional with more than 10 years of experience working across Europe.
Warwick Rudd is the founder and principal consultant at SQL Masters Consulting.A Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server 2008 and Data Platform MVP who likes to get away to the snow when not working with technology.
In his role as a Technology Advisor at Microsoft, Wesley is responsible for helping customers understand the capabilities of SQL Server and the Microsoft BI stack.
William Durkin is Co-Founder / Data Platform Architect @ Data Masterminds originally from the UK but now in Germany. He has worked with SQL Server for over a decade as a DBA and Dev and now supports multinationals with their SQL Server installations.
XIO is the leader in performance-driven storage with the best price/performance/capacity ratios of any solution on the market.
For over a decade XLCubed have helped Enterprise to SME customers get the best from Microsoft’s BI platform. Users can do more in less time, with a richer design environment and faster query time. See www.xlcubed.com for more information.
Yasser has 14 years of experience in the Software / Information Technology Industry (4 years of them, he was working in the UK). Currently, He is a Senior Consultant in Middle East and Africa (MEA) Services Regional Consulting Team. He has extensively been involved in architecture, design and development of database systems, data warehouse and Business Intelligence systems. He is a MCITP (database development) and MCTS (MS SQL Server 2005). He specializes in solution development in the Information Worker Space using Sharepoint 2007, WSS, MOSS 2007 and related products. He is experienced in software development life cycle (requirement analysis, system study, designing, coding, testing, de-bugging, documentation and implementation) of both windows based and web based applications (ASP.Net) using Microsoft .NET technologies as front-end and SQL Server as back-end. He developed a number of successful SOA and n-tier implementation projects using best-practices in the industry. He finished his PhD in Computer Science Department, University of Sheffield UK in 2007. He had MSc in Engineering Management and BSc in Computer Engineering.