I have delivered numerous training both of my own content, and others.
My student feedback scores average is over 9.5 out of 10 .
2012 - 2014
Home: San Francisco Bay Area
Pets: 4 Rescue Cats
Vehicles: Motorcycle & Convertible
Favorite Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Hobbies: Building things
Languages: English, Hebrew, SQL
Senior Consultant @ Self Employed,Naya-Tech,DesignMind
Authored the official AWS migration playbook from SQL Server to Aurora MySQL.
Designed data pipes combining Cloudera, PolyBase, and R Services for Intel GSM.
Performed architectural and scalability assessment for Intuit Payroll cloud migration project.
Redesigned the data model and schema for Karmak parts inventory application.
Senior Instructor and MEntor @ SolidQ
Guided organizations in overcoming obstacles for some the most challenging, mission critical data environments in health, finance, retail, manufacturing, IT, and others.
Helped customers prepare for growth, performed architectural, scalability, security and HA/DR assessments.
Director of Data Tier Architecture @ Tachyus
Redesigned the data tier from scratch, creating a new data model, the architecture and the database schema to support that model, and data migration. Designed and implemented abstraction interfaces to facilitate efficient migration of existing application code. Decoupled the entangled processes that were hindering growth. Introduced automated processes for data flow and quality control.
I love helping organizations get more value from their data. I specialize in data tier architecture, relational database design, and performance tuning.
2016 - Present
For the past 25 years, I have been teaching, speaking, authoring, and helping organizations derive more value from their data platforms, and at the same time significantly lower costs.
I believe that foundational education, and careful design are the cornerstones of every project. Unfortunately, in recent years I see a growing trend of over-reliance on the latest, shiny, silver-bullet technologies to save the day and solve all data problems, but I have yet to see a technology that could beat a bad design.
I have Invented a patented, automatic performance optimization solution for SQL Server, which is being used by global industry leaders such as Siemens, BMW, the US Air Force, Nestle, Raiffeisen Bank, Micron, Pilot Travel Centers, and many others.
I have authored curriculums, white papers, technical articles, video courses, and guides for O'Reilly Media, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and many others.
2014 - 2016
April 2018 - Present