About Show #558
Fall in Vegas - time for a SQL Server Questions and Answer panel! Richard hosts a panel of Kim Tripp, Paul Randal, Aaron Bertrand, Jes Borland, David Pless and Tim Radney to answer the questions that the SQL Intersection attendees have. The conversation ranges over SQL 2017, containers, partitioning, mirroring and what the modern DBA will be doing in the future. SQL continues to evolve and there's a lot to explore!
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.
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.
Jes Schultz Borland is a SQL Server consultant and Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She holds an AAS - Programmer/Analyst degree. She has worked with SQL Server since 2007, focusing on Reporting Services and day-to-day administration. She is an active member of PASS, Director of Communication for MADPASS, blogger at LessThanDot.com, and founder of Tech on Tap. She's a frequent presenter at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events. She is also an avid tweeter, blogger and runner.