Gianluca Hotz is a consultant, trainer and speaker specialized in architecture, database design, high availability, capacity planning, performance tuning, system integration and migrations for Microsoft SQL Server.

He has been working as a consultant in the IT field since 1993 and with SQL Server since 1996 starting with version 4.21 on Windows NT. As a trainer, he was in charge of the SQL Server courses line for one of the largest Italian Microsoft Learning Partner (Mondadori Informatica Education) and still enjoys teaching people through regular class training and on-the-job training. He also supports Microsoft on the field as a speaker and expert at local and international conferences, workshops and university seminars.

Gianluca joined SolidQ (previously known as Solid Quality Mentors and Solid Quality Learning) as a mentor in 2003 and he is one of the founders of the Italian subsidiary where he also currently holds the position of managing director. Since 2010 is also one of the acquisition editors for The SolidQ Journal.

Being one of the original founders of UGISS (Italian User Group for SQL Server), and UGI.NET (Italian dot NET User Group), he’s also a community leader regularly speaking at user group workshops and serving as vice-president for UGISS since 2001. For his contribution to the community, including newsgroup support in the past, he has been a SQL Server MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) since 1998.

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