Pinal Dave – SQL Authority

Pinal Dave is a SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and an independent consultant at SQL Authority. He has been a part of the industry for more than 20 years. During his career, he has worked both in the USA and in India (Technology Evangelist at Microsoft). He received his Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Engineering from Gujarat University. He has been a regular speaker at many international events like TechEd, SQLPASS, SQL Saturday, SQL Live, Techorama and countless user groups.

SQL Authority

Pinal writes frequently writes on his blog on various subjects regarding SQL Server technology. His passion for the community drives him to share his training and knowledge. He has authored 12 SQL Server database books, 35 Pluralsight courses and has written over 5100 articles on his blog.

SQL Server Performance Tuning

Pinal works every day with multiple customers and on different projects with a single focus of SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization. If you have a performance issues with SQL Server, there are chances that Pinal is aware of the solution.


Pinal is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) and CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2). CrossFit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement’s performed at high intensity.