Introductions, a.k.a. sp_who_are_you

28 December 2010

I’d like to introduce a man with a lot of charm, talent, and wit. Unfortunately, he couldn’t be here tonight, so instead . . .” – Melvin Helitzer

My name is Dev Nambi, and this my blog on databases, data architecture, and solving interesting puzzles. In my short career I’ve grown from watching databases and paging DBAs, to being a pseudo-DBA myself, to writing the code that makes the databases tick. My next step is to become more involved in the SQL Server community. Depending on who I’m talking to, that’s either cause for celebration or agreat reason to join a 12-step program.

“Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.”


I love working with the people. My mentors and peers are some of the best in the business, including the architect David Denz, the famous Kendra Little (@Kendra_Little) of, the infamous Crys Manson (@crysmanson) of, the classy Yanni Robel (@YanniRobel) of, the hilarious Argenis Fernandez (@afernandez) of, and the Über-nerd Andrew Rogers (@sqlshaman).

Why else?

I love thorny problems, and big challenges. My biggest joys are performance tuning and figuring out database architecture for large systems.