About Show #619
Once more into the questions and answers! A twice-yearly event, SQLIntersection always closes with a great question and answer session with all of the SQLIntersection attendees asking questions of an amazing line up of SQL Server experts including Kim Tripp, Paul Randal, Bob Ward, Brent Ozar, Erin Stellato, David Pless, Aaron Bertrand and many more! Want a sense of what the SQL Server community is worried about and otherwise focused on? Have a listen!
Kimberly Tripp is a SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director, and has worked with SQL Server since 1990. Kimberly worked for Microsoft – on the SQL Server team – and left in 1995 to start SQLskills where she writes, consults, speaks, and teaches classes on SQL Server. Her primary focus is architecture, design, and performance tuning with her primary goal of helping customers design the RIGHT solutions to their problems.
Paul Randal is the CEO of SQLskills.com, which he runs with his wife Kimberly L. Tripp. Both Paul and Kimberly are very widely known and respected experts in the SQL Server world, with both being SQL Server MVPs, and Microsoft Regional Directors. Paul is a Contributing Editor for TechNet Magazine, where he writes the bi-monthly SQL Q&A column and feature articles.
Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Data Group (Tiger Team) which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 23 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2016. He has worked in customer support as a principal escalation engineer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) interacting with some of the largest SQL Server deployments in the world. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server often presenting talks on internals and troubleshooting at events such as SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, and Microsoft Ignite. You can find him on twitter at @bobwardms or read his blog at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bobsql
Aaron is a senior consultant for SQL Sentry, Inc., makers of performance monitoring and event management software for SQL Server, Analysis Services, and Windows. He has been blogging here at sqlblog.com since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features; has been a Microsoft MVP since 1997; tweets as @AaronBertrand; and speaks frequently at user group meetings and SQL Saturday events.
David Pless is a Technical Solutions Specialist at Microsoft Corporation and has been an engineer for the past 10 years specializing in SQL Server performance tuning and optimization, Azure Technologies, Power BI and SQL Server Reporting Services, and High Availability solutions. At Microsoft David has worked as a TSP as well as a Premier Field Engineer in CSS. At Microsoft, PFEs teach workshops, conduct performance reviews, complete health checks, and work to resolve reactive cases anywhere in the world.
Before Microsoft, David Pless was a MCS partner consultant and as a Database Administrator in Norcross, Georgia. David is also a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and has spoken at SQLSaturdays, SQLPASS, SQLintersection, Tech Ready, and regularly speaks at the local user groups in Florida.
Erin is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills and a Data Platform MVP. In addition to helping customers, she’s one of the instructors for the SQLskills Immersion Events, with a focus on teaching new DBAs the essentials in IE0, and talking about tuning and troubleshooting in IEPTO2. Erin is an active member of the SQL Server community both as a speaker and volunteer, and lives outside Cleveland, OH with her family.
Brent Ozar is a Microsoft Certified Master, and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He offers consulting and training through BrentOzar.com. Brent has a decade of broad IT experience, including management of multi-terabyte data warehouses, storage area networks and virtualization. He speaks at technology conferences around the world and co-authored the book, "Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting."