Brent Ozar


I make Microsoft SQL Server faster and I write a lot about it.

I love pushing SQL Server past the speed limit and showing other people how to drive it faster. I enjoy translating between programmers, sysadmins, SAN admins, and project managers. We find the root of the problem quickly, together, and get everyone working towards the same solutions.

For the best conversation in your life, ask me about:

  • Microsoft SQL Server performance tuning
  • SQL Server in the cloud
  • Making kCura Relativity faster
  • Storage and SANs
  • Server hardware
  • How Tim Gunn can make it work

Check out my resume – as long as you aren’t an FBI agent.

When I’m not flying the Brent Ozar Unlimited private jet, you’ll find me in San Diego with my wife Erika. You’ll also find me around the world at conferences such as SQL Saturdays and the PASS Summit.

Contact me for restaurant recommendations, read my blog posts, or I guess I could help with your database, too.

Richie Rump

“To receive your data export, pull my finger”

I’m all about getting neck deep into solutions, finding the core problems and creating creative solutions to get applications running fast. I’m also a big fan of creating tools that help identify issues in both applications and in databases. I often describe myself as a dataveloper, comfortable working with code and databases.

To act as if we’ve been friends for years, raise these subjects in conversation:

  • T-SQL performance especially in multi-terabyte databases
  • Object Relational Mappers like Entity Framework
  • Index tuning
  • Creating software tooling
  • Building technical communities

When I’m off the clock I lead the dotNet Miami user group, co-host of the Away From The Keyboard podcast, speak at various technical conferences around the country, assemble large Lego sets, and showing my daughters every secret in every Zelda game.

Read Richie’s blog posts.

Esteemed Alumni

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