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Aaron Bertrand

Aaron Bertrand has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He created the first great SQL Server-related website, aspfaq, and has earned the Microsoft MVP accolade 24 times. He's worked as a developer, DBA, product manager, and is currently a Database Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow. He writes for Orange Matter, sqlperformance.com, sqlblog.org, and mssqltips.com.

Posts Featuring Aaron Bertrand

How to Build Processes and Reports While Protecting Data for GDPR

Privacy and data protection remain essential priorities for companies of all types and sizes. More organizations realize they are accountable for any personal information they store, even with a justifiable…

A Guide to Stack Overflow’s Path to the Cloud

Like many companies, Stack Overflow is trying to get out of the business of running our architecture in our own data centers; instead, we want to offload some of the…

Being a Technical Mentor for a Career, Not a Role

I’ve been in the SQL Server space for a long time—my entire career, in fact—but it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m great at what I do; it merely means I’ve seen…

Comparing DBA, DBRE, and SRE Roles

As I navigate further into my career, I’m finding the scope of my role has shifted over the years. I thought I’d take some time to help relay the differences…

Who Benefits From Your Technical Blog? You Do!

Writing a blog can be a personal endeavor or a chance to give back to the community. Either way, you can also benefit from sharing your knowledge, skills, and insights.…

Six Tips To Become a More Productive DBA or DBRE

At this point in my career, I’ve realized the responsibilities of database administrators (DBAs) and database reliability engineers (DBREs) can differ from company to company, from year to year, and…

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