Author: Sean McCown Microsoft SQL MVP

I’m a SQL Server MVP and have been involved with SQL Server since 1995. I’ve also been working with multi-terabyte, high-transaction DBs since before they were popular.

I’m a Contributing Editor and the sole database expert for InfoWorld Magazine which means I also touch DB2, Oracle, Sybase, and any other DB out there. I’ve also written for SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server Standard, SSWUG, and SQLServerCentral.com.

At the magazine I concentrate on benchmarking vendor products, reviews, and industry analysis.

I’m also the founder of MidnightDBA.com.

I’m a very prolific speaker and teacher in my community and my 3 main areas of teaching are backups, SSIS, and powershell, though I can teach on a myriad of subjects.