As the General Manager for open source databases and database migrations in Microsoft Azure, Sudhakar Sannakkayala is responsible for supporting Microsoft’s customers betting on open source databases for their business. His team builds Azure database services for MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL as well as the Azure Database Migration Service. Prior to leading the open source database efforts, Sannakkayala was leading the engineering effort for SQL Server. Before moving to Microsoft’s Data business, he was the Director of Engineering responsible for Microsoft’s Paid Search Experimentation and Machine Learning business. He has over 19 years of industry experience. Sudhakar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Osmania University and master’s degree in Computer Science from Utah State University. Today he lives in Redmond with his wife and two children.

Sudhakar 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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