Hugo Kornelis is an established SQL Server Community expert. He writes, blogs, speaks, tech edits, and researches, focusing mostly on SQL Server performance and execution plans, and he was awarded Microsoft MVP in the areas SQL Server and Data Platform for 11 consecutive years (2006-2016). He was the technical editor for the third edition of Grant Fritchey’s “SQL Server Execution Plans”. In 2018 he started a project to document all behaviour of SQL Server execution plans at his website, “the SQL Server Execution Plan Reference” (
When not working for the community, Hugo is busy at his day job: freelance database developer/consultant. Hugo has 20 years of experience on SQL Server in various roles. He has a strong database design background but has since specialized into query tuning and execution plans.

Hugo brings a great deal of passion and energy to share his knowledge with the community. We at DataPlatformGeeks thank him for his unconditional support to our community efforts.

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