Randy Knight, MCM
Principal Consultant
  • Lehi,
  • Utah,
  • United States
Member Since: 2003/11/17
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Professional Background
Principal Consultant
SQL Solutions Group
October 2010 – Present
Started IT Consulting firm specializing in Microsoft SQL Server.  Work with a customers in a wide variety of industries including online start-ups, SaaS vendors, manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare.
Sr. Database Engineer
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
May 2008 – October 2010
Lead SQL Server DBA at the Church.  I was brought in to mature the SQL Server environment.  Built a team of 5 SQL Server DBAs, consolidated an environment of over 300 distributed, unmanged SQL Server instances to a clustered environment.  Built the SQL Server team, standards, processes, etc. from the ground up.
Technical Architect
match.com
February 2003 – May 2008
Senior database engineer involved in all aspects of the match.com platform, based entirely on Microsoft SQL Server. Involved in a variety of projects including large-scale data warehousing of clickstream data, searching and matching, billing, profile, and email / CRM projects.
Sr. DBA
Verizon
January 2002 – February 2003
Contract position on the verizon.com team.  Responsible for all databases related to personal moves, adds, disconnects done via the website.  Implemented a variety of process to streamline operations including database configuration management, and source control auditing.
Microsoft  Consultant
Interactive Business Systems
May 2000 – January 2002
Contract work with a variety of organizations, specializing in Microsoft technologies, mostly SQL Server.  Clients included Fidelity Investments, EverCom Telecommunications, and Capital One Auto Finance
Sr. Technical Trainer
ComputerLand of Salt Lake City
September 1995 – September 1996
Taught Microsoft and Novell certification courses.
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Education
Utah State University
None
BIS, Computer Science
1993 – 1996
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Full Biography

A Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008, I have over twenty years experience in a variety of information technology roles, across a diverse cross-section of industries and technologies, focusing on SQL Server since 1997.

I have made a career out of doing things with SQL Server that many like to say it cannot do.   (Example being a 5TB clickstream datamart with billions of facts).

Specialties: SQL Server Performance Tuning
SQL Server Business Intelligence
High concurrency / scaled out SQL Server environments
SQL Server replication

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