I am currently a Head Geek for SolarWinds.
I have been in the IT industry for over ten years and a database professional since 2002. I’ve worked with several database platforms (Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft) as well as several development platforms (C++, PowerBuilder, Microsoft .NET). My current role is focused on providing a quality performance monitoring tool for multiple platforms (MSSQL, Sybase, Oracle, and DB2).
I am a SQL Server MCM, and also a SQL Server MVP having first received the MVP honor back in 2009 and every year since. I participate in the annual MVP Summit, providing valuable feedback on SQL Server products and tools to Microsoft.
I am the author of DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA. The book is designed to give a junior to mid-level DBA a better understanding of what skills are needed in order to survive (and thrive) in their career.
I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server, an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community member.
About This Blog
I created this site as a way to help me put into words some of the musings that go through my head daily. Sometimes they are work related, sometimes they are rants (which are almost always work related), and sometimes I try to offer insight. This site helps to give me a voice as well as force me to evaluate situations before I broadcast them to the world. In other words, it makes me pause and think about my actions (or reactions) with regards to situations that arise.
Enjoy the posts, and try not to take things so seriously as you go through life. Spend time with your family, with your children, and if you have not learned to laugh yet, there is no better time to start.
What I Can Do For You
I offer consulting services for computer relational databases. The services I provide will help you in three categories: connect, learn, and share.
If you are looking to connect with other database professionals, I can help you. If you are trying to fill an open position, or have contract work available, or just want to network with others, I can help you.
If you are looking for someone to help you understand some particular concept or feature of Microsoft SQL Server, I can help you. If I do not know the answer then I can reach into my network to help find the answer you need.
If you are looking for someone to provide you with a database solution, I can help you. If you need help with building a database solution, performance tuning, monitoring, or just general troubleshooting, I can help.
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- 22 April 2009 at 1:04pm
- How Did I Get Started? | SQLBatman.com 13 August 2009 at 1:08pm
- More About Me | SQLRockstar 12 October 2010 at 8:10am
- Quizbowl 2010 SQLebrity Contestants Announced | The SQL Agent Man 15 November 2010 at 3:11pm
- Data Inspirations » PASS Summit 2010: Epilogue 21 December 2010 at 7:12am
- New discussion forum for SQL MCM and a new hash tag | BeeHiveTech.com 18 October 2011 at 11:10am
- PASS Summit 2011 — Day 0 | See Josh Write. Write Josh Write. 03 January 2013 at 10:01am
- Becoming an involuntary DBA – you’re not alone | Paul S. Randal 12 January 2014 at 10:01am
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