Hey there! I’m Bob Pusateri, a consultant and architect specializing on the Microsoft Data Platform, specifically SQL Server and Azure Cosmos DB. I’m a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and one of the very few Microsoft Certified Masters of SQL Server – the youngest person ever to earn this certification.
I’m an active speaker, blogger, author, user group leader, and event organizer in the SQL Server community. I’m one of the lead organizers for SQL Saturday Chicago, currently a co-leader of the PASS HADR Virtual Chapter, and past leader of the Chicago SQL Server User Group. I am also the founder and president of the Chicago SQL Association, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to providing free training opportunities on the Microsoft Data Platform in the Chicagoland area.
My first experience with a database dates back to around 1993, when I remember trying to figure out the difference between “spreadsheet” and “database” in Microsoft Works. I later graduated to Microsoft Access and started selling software written with it while in high school. In college, I began working with Visual FoxPro, and then the Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE), which led me to SQL Server and where I am today.
I’m proud to be a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and a Friend of Redgate. I’m also a past co-chapter leader of the Chicago SQL Server User Group for 4 years, and current leader of the PASS HADR Virtual Chapter. I’m the founder and president of the Chicago SQL Association, and a lead organizer of SQL Saturday Chicago 2012, SQL Saturday Chicago 2013, SQL Saturday Chicago 2014, SQL Saturday Chicago 2016, SQL Saturday Chicago 2017, SQL Saturday Chicago 2018, SQL Saturday Chicago 2019, and SQL Saturday Chicago 2020.
For a complete list of my community activities, check out my community page.
What I’m certified in
I currently hold the following certifications:
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM): SQL Server (I’m also the youngest person to ever earn this certification)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Platform
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Management and Analytics
Epic Clarity 2015 Administrator
What I studied
I have a MS in Computer Science with a concentration in database systems from DePaul University. Before that, I earned my BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I spent the best five years of my life. (I-L-L!)
What to do to contact me
What about disclaimers and copyrights?
They’re a necessity, but I do my best to keep them short and sweet. Here goes!
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