Kendra Little, Alumni

Kendra Little(Kendra cofounded Brent Ozar Unlimited® in 2011, and in 2015 moved on. We leave former team members’ pages up to honor their awesome contributions. Her current blog is over at

My goal is for you to understand your SQL Server’s behavior– and learn how to change it. Whether you have 1 month of experience or 10 years, whether you are a developer, manager, or DBA, I work hard to be your beacon towards the solution: making SQL Server understandable and bringing everyone towards the solution together.

I’ve been working with SQL Server for more than ten years. I’ve performance-tuned databases ranging from 1 gigabyte to 80 terabytes. I’m also a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008, which is a fancy certification that I’m geeky and obsessive.

What gets me up in the morning:

  • SQL Server Index and Query Tuning
  • High Availability and Scale-Out Architecture
  • SQL Server on Solid State Drives (SSDs)
  • Enterprise Monitoring
  • Change Management
  • Dinosaurs

When I’m not figuring out the solutions to your database problems, you’ll find me at user group meetings in Portland, Oregon. I also love to draw.

And here is a picture of a dinosaur: