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Four SQL MVPs – including three in Australia

Today LobsterPot Solutions sets a new first. We are the only company to ever employ three current Australian SQL MVPs, giving us four awardees in total. Congratulations to Martin Cairney who joins Julie Koesmarno (AUS), Ted Krueger (USA) and Rob Farley (AUS) as recipients of this prestigious award. This demonstrates LobsterPot’s ongoing commitment to the […]

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take a moment to wish a Merry Christmas to you: people in the SQL Community; people I see at clients and the like; and especially those people I am incredibly privileged to have working at possibly the best SQL Consultancy in the world. To those who I have represent my brand: […]

PDW Query Optimization

Recently, Rob wrote a white paper about how some simple changes to a database design in Parallel Data Warehouse can leverage one of the lesser-known Query Optimizer methods, with significant results, removing all data movement from many queries. The paper was published on the Microsoft website at http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2014/11/14/aps-best-practice-how-to-optimize-query-performance-by-minimizing-data-movement.aspx The technique used here is one that […]

Event: BI and Predictive Analytics

LobsterPot Solutions is teaming up with Microsoft and Chamonix to bring an event focused on Power BI and Azure ML, on December 8th 2014. For more details, read on.

LobsterPot staff are influential, outstanding and valuable

The title of the post says it all, but let me explain why… It’s not news that LobsterPot has three SQL Server MVPs on staff. Ted received his fifth award earlier in the year, and this month saw Julie get her second award and a ninth for Rob. But not only that, Julie was recognised […]

LobsterPot Solutions in the USA

We’re expanding! I’m thrilled to announce that Microsoft Gold Partner LobsterPot Solutions has started another branch appointing the amazing Ted Krueger (5-time SQL MVP awardee) as the US lead. Ted is well-known in the SQL Server world, having written books on indexing, consulting and on being a DBA (not to mention contributing chapters to both […]

Australia’s only Parallel Data Warehouse trainer

In fact, not just Australia – but in the whole Asian region! When Microsoft ran training in Parallel Data Warehouse in Australia, LobsterPot Solutions sent three staff members. PDW is a growing area which is going to be of vital importance for many organisations as they need to meet the needs of ever-expanding data, and […]

Cloud – the forecast is improving

There is a lot of discussion about “the cloud”, and how that affects people’s data stories. Over the years, companies have invested a lot in making sure that their data is good, and I mean every aspect of it – the quality of it, the security of it, the performance of it, and more. Experts […]

Two SQL MVP awardees at LobsterPot Solutions

LobsterPot Solutions is the only company with two current Australian SQL MVP awardees on staff, after Julie Koesmarno received her first Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award. She joins Rob Farley, who is now an eight-time awardee, as one of only ten SQL MVPs in Australia.

LobsterPot Solutions appoints Martin Woodcock as General Manager to drive business expansion

Microsoft Gold Partner LobsterPot Solutions – a leading business intelligence and SQL Server tuning/performance management software consultancy – has announced the appointment of Martin Woodcock as General Manager to underpin its expansion throughout Australia.