SQL community initiatives were started in 2004 by Amit Bansal. He travelled the length and breadth of India delivering free sessions on SQL Server. The organic growth led to the formation of SQLServerGeeks (SSG) in 2010 which gave a professional shape and structure to the community work. Under SSG, SQL Server Day events were most popular and saw a huge fan following.

In 2015, SSG organized Asia’s First SQL Conference. 50+ speakers delivered 70+ sessions in 5 tracks across 3 days for 600+ attendees. SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2015.

Continuing the success, SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2016 (SSGAS 2016) witnessed a bigger and better conference. 3 days, 5 tracks, 70+ speakers, 130+ sessions, 800+ attendees – the learning event was a grand success and embarked its position as a signature tech event of India.

While SQLServerGeeks (SSG) continued its focus on the SQL Community, Amit & his Team carved out a new community called DataPlatformGeeks (DPG), covering 30+ technologies in Microsoft Data Stack including Azure Data Services, ML, Cloud AI & Open Source Stack. And in parallel to SQL Server Day events, a new event was born under DataPlatformGeeks, titled Data Platform Day.

The third edition of Asia’s largest SQL conference was renamed to Data Platform Summit (DPS) where DataPlatformGeeks & SQLServerGeeks community was brought in together on single platform. DPS 2017 was Asia’s largest Data & Analytics Conference executed in Bangalore in the month of August 2017.
3 Days, 7 Tracks, 80+ Speakers, 200 Sessions, 300 Participating Companies, and 900 unique attendees.

The fourth year, we broke many barriers. DPS was shifted to a five-star property with world-class infrastructure, more Pre-Cons were added and summit sessions were highly curated. DPS 2018 set new standards for the industry to follow by making the conference sponsor-free. 0% Marketing, 100% Learning. The best from the industry & Microsoft joined us, and it was mind-blowing. Five days of non-stop learning and our delegates wanted more. DPS 2018 was majestically executed and feedbacks from delegates were overwhelming. Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data Group, from Redmond along with his team delivered a marvelous keynote, much-awaited by the industry.

And then happened Data Platform Summit 2019. More than 1000 delegates joined representing 300+ companies from 20+ countries. For the first time, DPS had participation from 20 countries confirming our global reach. Gayle Sheppard (CVP, Microsoft Azure Data) and her team joined us this time.

How DPS started? A casual read.

In recent times, DataPlatformGeeks webinars and virtual symposiums are seeing participation from 91+ countries. That is a huge win for us. One global community.

DataPlatformGeeks continues the journey of imparting free education around Data & Analytics in more than one ways. Data Platform Day events & webinars are more popular than ever before. With 295000+ subscribers, www.DataPlatformGeeks.com offers many free learning resources for the community.

SQLServerGeeks continues the journey of imparting free education around SQL Server. DataPlatformGeeks.com and SQLServerGeeks.com are community initiatives by Amit Bansal, supported by Microsoft & eDominer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is DataPlatformGeeks an NGO?
No. We are not an NGO and we never claimed to be one.

So, is DataPlatformGeeks a profit making organization?
Any entity that is not an NGO, does not necessarily become a profit-making organization. The whole concept of community is so misunderstood by a few people. Community does not mean “everything free”. Community means “free stuff, some paid stuff yet very reasonably priced and easily accessible”. DataPlatformGeeks runs massive infrastructure to serve its members and to grow the community. Not limited to, but including full-time staff salaries, real estate expenses, website and mailing expenses, event expenses, authoring expenses, modest emoluments & flight/accommodation reimbursements to speakers and authors, constant operational expenses – DPG is a full-fledged organization and anyone who has ever run an organization would know costs are incurred in today’s modern times to run and maintain an IT infrastructure. DataPaltformGeeks aims to be self-sustaining. It is a community meant to serve the community. Except Data Platform Summit international event, all our learning resources and events & webinars are free for everyone.

How does DataPlatformGeeks sustain itself?
We are supported by our Knowledge Partners. Learn more.

More questions?
Drop us an email at admin@DataPlatformGeeks.com.

DPG Core Team

Avada Admin

Amit Bansal
(President)


Avada Admin

Manohar Punna
(Vice-President)


Avada Admin

Sandip Pani
(Regional Mentor & UG Lead)


Avada Admin

Prince Rastogi
(Chief Technical Editor)


Avada Admin

Surbhi Agarwal
(Board Member)


Avada Admin

Mamita Sinha
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Satya Ramesh
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Vijay Reddy
(Regional Mentor)


Avada Admin

Aarthi Nambiar
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Amit Bansal
(President)


Avada Admin

Manohar Punna
(Vice-President)


Avada Admin

Avanish Panchal
(Regional Mentor & DPG Magazine Lead)


Avada Admin

Sandip Pani
(Regional Mentor & UG Lead)


Avada Admin

Prince Rastogi
(Chief Technical Editor)


Avada Admin

Surbhi Agarwal
(Board Member)


Avada Admin

Mamita Sinha
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Dr. Deepti Pillai
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Satya Ramesh
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Rohit Reddy
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Vijay Reddy
(Regional Mentor)


Avada Admin

Aarthi Nambiar
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Amit Bansal
(President)


Avada Admin

Manohar Punna
(Vice-President)


Avada Admin

Avanish Panchal
(Regional Mentor & DPG Magazine Lead)


Avada Admin

Sandip Pani
(Regional Mentor & UG Lead)


Avada Admin

Prince Rastogi
(Chief Technical Editor)


Avada Admin

Surbhi Agarwal
(Board Member)


Avada Admin

Mamita Sinha
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Dr. Deepti Pillai
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Satya Ramesh
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Rohit Reddy
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Manohar Punna
(President)


Avada Admin

Amit Bansal
(Vice-President)


Avada Admin

Avanish Panchal
(Regional Mentor & DPG Magazine Lead)


Avada Admin

Sandip Pani
(Regional Mentor & UG Lead)


Avada Admin

Prince Rastogi
(Chief Technical Editor)


Avada Admin

Surbhi Agarwal
(Board Member)


Avada Admin

Mamita Sinha
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Dr. Deepti Pillai
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Satya Ramesh
(Core Team Member)


Avada Admin

Manohar Punna
(President)


Avada Admin

Amit Bansal
(Vice-President)


Avada Admin

Avanish Panchal
(Regional Mentor & DPG Magazine Lead)


Avada Admin

Sandip Pani
(Regional Mentor & UG Lead)


Avada Admin

Prince Rastogi
(Chief Technical Editor)


Avada Admin

Surbhi Agarwal
(Board Member)


Avada Admin

Mamita Sinha
(Core Team Member)


Sarabpreet Singh Anand
Sarabpreet Singh AnandPresident

Sarabpreet is SQLServer DBA, Speaker, Trainer, Blogger and Community Lead. You can find him speaking at a local UG Event or a SQL Webcast. He has 8+ years of Experience and worked with Industry Leaders like Wipro, HP and HCL. He has many SQL Certifications under his belt. His core competency lies in administration of SQL Server. Always ready to help, online \offline. His life’s mantra is “Knowledge Increases by sharing so, Pass it on”. To know about his speaking engagements visit: http://www.sarabpreet.com/?cat=34

Manohar Punna
Manohar PunnaVice-President & Board Member

Manohar Punna has started his career in 2008 as a core DBA and is now working as Senior DBA for S&P Capital IQ (McGraw Hill Financials). In his 5 years of game with SQL Server he has worked in service, support, insurance & banking and financial domains. As a Microsoft GTSC ex he bring great knowledge on SQL core internals. In his free time Manohar wants to explore everything else from travelling to sitting idle, from dieting to heavy 7 course meal, from full day sleeps to overnight ride in the city.

Prince Rastogi
Prince RastogiChief Editor

Prince Rastogi is working as SQL Server DBA in INDIA. Prince started his career working on SQL Server since Yukon. Prince is having 4+ years of experience. In the starting of his career he was working on SQL Server, Internet Information Server and Visual Source Safe. Prince is ITIL certified professional. Prince likes to explore technical things on SQL Server.

Amit R S Bansal
Amit R S BansalAdvisory Member
Mamita Sinha
Mamita SinhaCore Team Member
Sarabpreet Singh Anand
Sarabpreet Singh AnandPresident

Sarabpreet is SQLServer DBA, Speaker, Trainer, Blogger and Community Lead. You can find him speaking at a local UG Event or a SQL Webcast. He has 8+ years of Experience and worked with Industry Leaders like Wipro, HP and HCL. He has many SQL Certifications under his belt. His core competency lies in administration of SQL Server. Always ready to help, online \offline. His life’s mantra is “Knowledge Increases by sharing so, Pass it on”. To know about his speaking engagements visit: http://www.sarabpreet.com/?cat=34

Manohar Punna
Manohar PunnaVice-President

Manohar Punna has started his career in 2008 as a core DBA and is now working as Senior DBA for S&P Capital IQ (McGraw Hill Financials). In his 5 years of game with SQL Server he has worked in service, support, insurance & banking and financial domains. As a Microsoft GTSC ex he bring great knowledge on SQL core internals. In his free time Manohar wants to explore everything else from travelling to sitting idle, from dieting to heavy 7 course meal, from full day sleeps to overnight ride in the city.

Kanchan Bhattacharyya
Kanchan BhattacharyyaMentor

Kanchan is an astute IT professional, a seasoned SQL Database Administrator with 13+ years of industry experience. A calculated risk taker with deep technical knowledge and has gained proficiency in database consulting and solutions across different environments. Kanchan holds MBA degree in IT and an International Executive MBA in Project Management. He is very passionate about SQL Server and holds MCSE (Data Platform), MCSA – SQL 2012, MCITP – SQL 2008 certifications. Currently he is focusing on cloud and latest releases of SQL Server. When not working, Kanchan likes to spend his time reading on new technical developments specifically on SQL Server and other related technologies.

Prince Rastogi
Prince RastogiMentor

Prince Rastogi is working as SQL Server DBA in INDIA. Prince started his career working on SQL Server since Yukon. Prince is having 4+ years of experience. In the starting of his career he was working on SQL Server, Internet Information Server and Visual Source Safe. Prince is ITIL certified professional. Prince likes to explore technical things on SQL Server.

Amit R S Bansal
Amit R S BansalAdvisory Member
Amit R S Bansal
Amit R S BansalFounder & President
Sarabpreet Singh Anand
Sarabpreet Singh AnandVice President
Manohar Punna
Manohar PunnaMentor
Amit R S Bansal
Amit R S BansalFounder & President
Sarabpreet Singh Anand
Sarabpreet Singh AnandVice President
Amit R S Bansal
Amit R S BansalFounder & President
Sarabpreet Singh Anand
Sarabpreet Singh AnandVice President
Amit R S Bansal
Amit R S BansalFounder & President
Sarabpreet Singh Anand
Sarabpreet Singh AnandVice President