Baya Pavliashvili is senior database administrator possessing extensive development experience with the latest client/server and web technologies, as well as Visual Studio .NET. He has in-depth knowledge of and demonstrated experience with Microsoft SQL Server database administration, and he specializes in systems and business analysis, logical and physical database design, database administration, replication, data warehousing and OLAP, query optimization, application performance tuning, and database programming. He is also experienced in systems integration, software testing, implementation, support, and training. Pavliashvili is a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). He is the coauthor of .NET E-Business Architecture and Knowledge Expert for SQL Server, and he contributed to SQL Server Security Distilled.
Primarily a database technology specialist, Mike Benkovich is a founder of the consulting firm ATG-Imagine! Technologies, a company that focuses on integrating relational technologies withing the client/server framework. Mike has had the good fortune to have worked in a variety of fields including architecture, project management, software development, and technical writing. Mike appeared in Microsoft's DevCast in 1994, and has since been a lecturer and presenter of technical information at corporate conferences and board meetings.
Tony Bain is the founder of Tony Bain & Associates. He has worked with SQL Server for the last 6 years, and he is passionate about all database technologies, especially when they relate to enterprise availability and scalability. Tony currently holds the Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator certifications.
Brian Freeman is a software engineer with Carnegie Technologies and Bluewave Computing (http://www.bluewave-computing.com) in Atlanta, Georgia. His primary role is designing and implementing custom software in Visual Basic with different back-end storage platforms. His current project is an insurance program suite using SQL Server and VB 6.
Joseph Sack is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked as a SQL Server professional since 1997 and has supported and developed for SQL Server environments in financial services, IT consulting, manufacturing, retail, and the real estate industry. Prior to joining SQLskills, he worked at Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer supporting very large enterprise customer environments. He was responsible for providing deep SQL Server advisory services, training, troubleshooting, and ongoing solutions guidance. His areas of expertise include performance tuning, scalability, T-SQL development, and high-availability. In 2006 Joe earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2005 certification; and in 2008, he earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 certification. In 2009 he took over responsibility for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master program and held that post until 2011. He is the author of a few books and white papers, including most recently, SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes (Apress, 2008). Joe's blog is at www.SQLskills.com/blogs/joe, and he can be reached at joe@SQLskills.com.