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Narayana Vyas Kondreddi
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10 years in the IT industry. Winner of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06.
Database administration, database design and
database development work with SQL Server 6.5,
7.0, 2000, 2005. Database performance tuning is one of my key skills
expertise: C, Visual Basic 4.0/5.0/6.0,
software and tools that I use: Sybase,
Access 97/2000, IIS 4.0/5.0, Personal Webserver,
Index Server, MS Office, ER/Studio, Visual Source
Safe, MS Project, Clear Case
systems: MS-DOS, SCO-UNIX, Windows
95/98, NT 4.0, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
of my career (in reverse chronological order):
- Currently working as an SQL Server DBA for Barclays Capital, one of the biggest investment banks in the UK, and am working on an SQL Server consolidation and migration to SQL Server 2005 project.
- Worked as a senior
SQL Server DBA for Tesco.com, the world's largest online grocer, with more than 8 Million customers.
- Worked as an
SQL Server DBA for Digital, a subsidiary of Compaq Computer
Corporation, now merged with HP.
- Worked as a
DBA / Database Specialist with the
development teams at Aditi
Technologies Private Limited. I was responsible
for the database design, development and
administration of Aditi's client
- Worked as a
DBA + Webmaster for the corporate
website of Aditi
Technologies Private Limited. Migrated the
website to a new web server and later
created a new site from scratch.
- Moved to Microsoft, USA (Dallas, TX)
to work as an SQL Server Technical
Support Engineer. Worked in second level
support (SRG) and solved hundreds of SQL
Server problems. Dealt with premier
customers of Microsoft and ensured high
customer satisfaction rates.
- Started my
career as a Visual Basic Support Engineer
at a Microsoft Regional Support Center in
Bangalore, India. Provided email, phone
and onsite support to Microsoft Visual
Basic, SQL Server, and Access customers.
Got promoted as a Technical Account
Manager for an account.
Apart from Microsoft technical support customers,
I worked with the following organizations as a
DBA / database specialist: Microsoft, Expedia,
GPC, ZendMail, CDS, Talisma
As a DBA, my previous responsibilities included
- Going through
the clients' requirements and coming up
with database design and application
consultation on SQL Server to our
configuring, administering and securing
our as well as our clients' production
- Coming up
with custom-tailored backup/restore and
disaster recovery plans for production
performance issues and fine-tuning
queries and stored procedures.
and administering database replication
between SQL Server databases as well as
- Writing code
and creating jobs to automate repetitive
- Upgrading and
upsizing databases from earlier versions
to the latest versions.
As an SQL Server
technical support engineer at Microsoft, I was responsible for the
resolving SQL Server problems in
conformance with SLAs, which involves
in-depth knowledge of SQL Server
architecture, connectivity, replication,
DTS, backup/restore, database corruption,
security, programming etc.
- Ensuring high
customer satisfaction rates.
- Working at an
escalation level (Secondary Response
Group, SRG) and working with issues which
are very time consuming and complex.
(Solved around 270 customer problems)
content: Wrote 80 internal Solution
Objects (SOs), most of them were related
to SQL Server 7.0 replication. Also
created about 10 public knowledgebase
customer problems and filing bugs with
SQL Server development team in Redmond.
(I filed about 30 bugs in SQL Server 7.0
actively in Microsoft internal discussion
forums to help fellow Microsoft employees.
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
in 'Implementation and Database design with SQL
Following certifications from BrainBench.com: MS
SQL Server 7 DBA, MS SQL Server 7 Programming, MS
SQL Server 7 Administration, Webserver
Administration, and Active Server Pages. Visit
the following link to see my online Brainbench
SkillDrill.com certified in Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server 6.5 internals: One month training
organized by Aditi Technologies and Microsoft
Corporation in Bangalore, India, 1998
SQL Server 7.0 advanced: One week training,
organized by Microsoft Corporation in Dallas, TX,
contributions and achievements:
Received the "Most Valuable
Professional" (MVP) award from Microsoft, between the years of 2002 and 2006, continuously.
I maintain an SQL Server website featuring SQL
Server FAQ, code samples and articles. Here's the
Wrote a couple of Visual Basic tips for Pinnacle
Publications' Visual Basic Developer magazine: http://www.pinnaclepublishing.com/VB/VBmain.nsf/0/77A3002378D40A2B852568DE007A06AD
Wrote a Visual Basic tip for Element K Journals
and that got published on Microsoft Visual Basic
I actively provide solutions to the SQL Server
community in Microsoft public newsgroups other
popular SQL Server mailing lists.