About

Mohammad Darab
Mohammad Darab

Technology is about people.

Many technical consultants forget this (you know, the ones who reinforce the stereotype that we tech types have no social skills). It’s not always true, I promise.

I’ve been in IT for 20 years, with 10 of those focused on SQL Server. But my job isn’t about working on technology; it’s about helping people. This is the reason I started my website, which is now one of the top ranked SQL Server blogs in the world.

As a data professional, I know the anxiety that comes with trying to stay up to date in an industry that moves like lightning. It’s easy to get left behind holding onto skills that are no longer relevant. I began blogging and doing regular speaking engagements as a way to make sure I kept myself up to date while also helping others in the community do the same.

Anyone who has been to one of my sessions or has talked to me for more than five minutes knows that I’m passionate about using technology to help people. If they’ve spoken to me since Microsoft’s 2019 release of SQL Server Big Data Clusters, then they also know all about my newest obsession.

Big Data Clusters are the future of SQL Server. I know, it’s complex. But this type of cutting-edge technology is how DBAs and data professionals in our field stay relevant, and I’m here to help with that.

I’m excited to announce that I’m developing a demo session, “Deploy a Big Data Cluster on AKS Using Azure Data Studio,” to teach people how to get the most out of BDCs. You will walk out with advanced knowledge of BDCs, as well as the confidence and motivation that come with knowing your skills are relevant with cutting edge technology and will be in high demand for years to come.

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to find out when the demo session is ready! In the meantime, you can download my SQL Saturday session, “Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner,” and learn more about Big Data Clusters with my “How To” articles.

You can also contact me directly with any questions you have! Feel free to email me or find me on Twitter at @mwdarab.

When I’m not helping clients or the SQL Server community, I’m spending time with my wife and our three kids in our home in Virginia.