SQL Workshops was founded in 2004.
Ramesh is a Microsoft SQL Server specialist with expertise in Performance Monitoring, Tuning & Troubleshooting. He is also specialized in Managing & Optimizing SQL Server Implementation for SAP Customers. Furthermore, he conducts workshops on SQL Server Performance Monitoring & Tuning and SQL Server Administration & Tuning for SAP Customers which have been organized by 19 different Microsoft Subsidiaries.
Carmen, a philologist for Slavic and Roman languages by education, found her way into IT when joining IBM in 2002. Responsible for worldwide product announcements at the “IBM Worldwide Announcement Services Department”, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, she had to quickly acquaint herself with SQL.
Ramesh, after short assignments at Oracle Corporation, USA, and Sybase Inc., USA, was employed at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2004. Nearly half of that time Ramesh worked in Redmond, USA, in the development teams, specifically as Program Manager in the Microsoft SQL Server Development Team, responsible for optimizing the SQL Server product for SAP.
In Austria, Ramesh worked as Principal/ Architectural Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services, helping European Microsoft and SAP customers with Microsoft SQL Server Performance Monitoring, Tuning and Troubleshooting and by teaching workshops.
Microsoft Employees (including senior members of Microsoft Consulting Services, Support and SQL Server Product Development team) have participated in his “3 Day Level 400 Microsoft SQL Server Performance Monitoring & Tuning Hands-on Workshop”. Details
SAP AG’s IT Department DBAs in Walldorf, Germany, have participated in the “Level 300 Microsoft SQL Server Administration & Tuning for SAP Customers Hands-on Workshop” held by Ramesh. Furthermore, Ramesh Meyyappan conducted trainings on behalf of SAP Educational Services.
Ramesh was rated joint first by attendees for the “Maximizing your existing hardware CPU, Memory and Disk” session he held during the Microsoft United Kingdom SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Event.
His “Performance Optimization with SQL Server 2008” presentation at SQL Server Energy 2008 conference, organized by Microsoft Austria (SQL Server 2008 Launch), was rated 1.74 on a scale of 1-great to 9-poor (feedback summary provided by Martin Zimmermann, Microsoft Austria).
Last but not least, SQLBits organizers presented the “Best Speaker Award” to Ramesh Meyyappan for his session “Performance Optimization with SQL Server 2008”.
In 2004, after IBM had outsourced a major part of the Announcement Services Department to Bratislava, Slovakia, Carmen and Ramesh decided to quit their companies and found “SQL Workshops” as an independent IT consulting and training firm, focusing on Microsoft SQL Server Performance Tuning.
At SQL Workshops/ SQL Consulting GmbH, just like every CEO, Carmen is responsible of meeting the needs of employees, customers, communities, and the law. Furthermore, Carmen takes care of marketing and social media.
She is in charge of editing technical reports on findings and recommendations after every consulting engagement and she co-produces webcasts together with Ramesh.
Carmen is also responsible for the content and design of the websites.