strongKathi Kellenberger/strong is a consultant with Linchpin People. She enjoys writing and speaking on SQL Server topics, having written over two dozen articles, contributed to four books, and presented at many SQL Server events. In her spare time, Kathi enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing and cycling.
Scott Shaw is a Solutions Engineer at Hortonworks. He has over fifteen years of experience in data management, working as an Oracle and SQL Server DBA and as a consultant on Microsoft business intelligence projects utilizing both Tabular and OLAP models. Shaw is a corporate trainer, university teacher, and speaker on distributed computing, big data concepts, business intelligence, Pig, Hive, and SQL Server. Shaw is the author of two previous Apress books, Beginning T-SQL and Pro T-SQL Programming. Shaw took his bachelor's at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, his masters' at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and his MS in Management Information Systems at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. He is an MCSA and MCT.