Pedro Lopes is a Senior Program Manager in the Database Systems Group, based in Redmond, WA, USA. He has over 16 years of industry experience. He is currently responsible for Program Management of database engine features for in-market and vNext versions of SQL Server, with special focus on the Relational Engine. He also works closely with several Tier 1 SQL Server customers and ISVs, as well as partners in the field, to understand and gather information about product usage and feedback to drive improvements into the product. He blogs about all things SQL at, authored AdaptiveIndexDefrag (, and publishes the BPCheck script for SQL Best Practices and Performance checks ( He is also a regular speaker at TechReady, Ignite, SQL PASS Summit, SQL Saturday’s, SQLIntersection, SQLBits, 24H of PASS, local user groups, GroupBy and other online and in-person events.

Pedro 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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