Jason Strate is senior database architect and developer working in the financial services industry. He has been making data cool again for nearly twenty years, which includes more than a decade of consulting with companies across the United States. A previous recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Data Platform (formerly SQL Server) from 2009 to 2016, Jason’s done fun stuff like getting certifications, blogging, authoring books, and presenting on technologies. These days, he’s most often splitting his time between reading, karaoke, and the PASS Cloud Virtual Group.