Amit R S Bansal

Microsoft SQL Server Specialist

Trainer, Consultant, Writer, Speaker & Evangelist

Working with SQL Server since 1997

500+ workshops, 9000+ SQL professionals trained

200+ community sessions, countless projects & POCs

120+ clients, 16+ countries

Top rated Microsoft TechED speaker

Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional on SQL Server

Architect of the only SQL Master Classes in Asia

Architect of Asia’s First SQL Conference

Specialist in performance tuning & optimization

Specialist in training/mentoring Level II & III engineers/professionals

Microsoft Regional Director (Honorary Status)


Important URLs


LinkedIn Testimonials

AB Testimonials


MCM Story | MVP Journey

Technical Bio

TechEd Appearances


Testimonials Across The Globe

Corporate Feedback

LinkedIn Recommendations


Non-Technical Bio (if you wish to read)


More than 600 assignments & counting, more than 9000 IT Pros trained and counting, more than 200 clients & counting, you are looking at the profile of a SQL Server trainer, consultant, writer, speaker & evangelist, a veteran in SQL Server & Business Intelligence with impeccable track record & eminent repute. His global clientele includes Microsoft (India, Singapore, Indonesia, Belgium & US), Infosys, Cognizant, Accenture, Avanade, IBM, Wipro, HCL, Hexaware, Royal Bank of Scotland, HP, Intel, US Technology, Bosch, Thomson Reuters, OpenText, KPMG, Bank of America, Capgemini, Lexmark, GlobalLogic, Ernst & Young, RSystems, RMSI, HoneyWell, Bally Tech, Symphony, Sapient  and many more blue chip companies. Scroll down to learn more.


Amit is the first & only SQL MCM in India (outside Microsoft)

Amit is the only techie from India featuring in 8 global TechEDs as a speaker


Learn what people have to say about Amit:

Read more than 200 testimonials/recommendations on LinkedIn.



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Community Work: |


Amit has delivered 200+ community sessions across Gurgaon, Noida, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmadabad & Trivandrum. – Learn more at



Key Highlights


Top-rated speaker at Ignite, TechED US, TechED Europe, TechED India, Tech Ready, PASS Summit, SQL Bits Europe, GIDS India & SSGAS 2015 – Learn more at


His TechEd NA 2014 session was voted at 4th spot out of 650 sessions at the event


Microsoft Most Valuable Professional since 2007


Only Indian SQL MVP who has been part of SQL Server certifications design team (MS Corp, Redmond)


Only Indian SQL MVP who has developed exclusive SQL Server content including Hands-On-Labs for SQL Server product marketing team based in Redmond, US.


Architected Asia’s largest Data Summit –

Architected SQLMaestros Hands-On-Labs Learning Solution –

Architected SQLMaestros Video Courses –




Latest Updates. 1

Latest Updates (2019) 1

Latest Updates (2018) 1

Latest Updates (2016 & 2017) 1

Latest updates (May 2015, Ignite 2015) 1

Latest updates (May 2014, TechEd NA 2014) 1

Latest updates (Jan 2014, MCM) 1

Latest updates (July 2013, TechEd Europe 2013): 1

Latest updates (July 2012, TechEd NA 2012): 1

Latest Updates - March 2012 (SQLBits) 1

LinkedIn Recommendations (some of them) 1

Client Assignments. 1

Microsoft Assignments. 1

Master Classes. 1

Clients (some of them) 1

Corporate Feedback (Some more) 1




Latest Updates


Latest Updates (2019)


Amit delivers his SQL Server Performance Tuning Class in the UK


SQL Server Performance Tuning - SQLBits, Manchester, 2019

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SQL Server Statistics Internals Session



Corporate Assignment (SQL Server Performance Tuning) Click Here




SQL Server Performance Tuning Session Online


SQL Server – Troubleshooting Slow Running Queries



Plan Caching and Recompilation Internals




Latest Updates (2018)

Amit delivers his master classes in Christchurch (New Zealand), Auckland (New Zealand), Brisbane (Australia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Singapore.

Testimonials: Click Here.



SQL Server Performance Tuning - SQL Saturday, Wellington


New Zealand

SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting & Tuning - Difinity 2019, New Zealand



SQL Server Performance Tuning Denmark


Latest Updates (2016 & 2017)

Amit delivers top rated sessions at PASS Summit 2017 (Seattle), SQLBits 2017 (UK), Microsoft Ignite (Orlando).



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Latest updates (May 2015, Ignite 2015)

Amit speaks at first ever Ignite Conference at Chicago in May 2015. His delivered a session on AlwaysOn Availability Groups.



Latest updates (May 2014, TechEd NA 2014)

AMIT BANSAL delivers session at TechED North America (Houston) in May 2014

His session “Mind Your IO – Resource Governor Shows You How” is just not rated as the top session in SQL Server & BI category, but achieves 4th slot in overall TechEd out of 650 sessions.
Amit Bansal’s secures 1st speaker slot in SQL Server/BI category and 4th speaker slot overall at TechEd North America 2014 out of 650 sessions




Latest updates (Jan 2014, MCM)


INDIA HAS IT'S FIRST SQL MCM (outside Microsoft)

Indeed a proud moment for us to announce that Amit Bansal has achieved "Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server" credential - Microsoft's highest technical test evaluating one's deepest technical knowledge.


Microsoft announces Amit Bansal’s MCM achievement:



Amit blogs about his MCM experience:


The entire SQL community congratulates Amit:




Latest updates (July 2013, TechEd Europe 2013):


AMIT BANSAL delivers session at TechED Europe (Madrid, Spain) in June 2013

His session “Back to Index, the original culprit” is rated the top session in SQL Server category
Amit Bansal’s is the top speaker at in DBI track (Database and Business Intelligence) with a speaker score of 4.82 out of 5 and overall score of 3.85 out of 4.

Amit Bansal’s secures one of the top speaker slots at TechED Europe 2013 in SQL Server Database & Business Intelligence category





Latest updates (July 2012, TechEd NA 2012):


AMIT BANSAL delivers session at TechED North America in June 2012

His session “Back to Index, the original culprit” is rated amongst top 3 sessions in Database category

His session “Back to Index, the original culprit” is rated amongst top 5 sessions in SQL Server Database & Business Intelligence category

Amit Bansal’s speaker scores are amongst top 5 speakers at TechED in SQL Server Database & Business Intelligence category





Latest Updates - March 2012 (SQLBits)


AMIT BANSAL delivers session at SQLBits in London in March 2012 (Europe’s largest SQL conference)



LinkedIn Recommendations (some of them)

References, Testimonials, Feedback, Endorsements, Recommendations – (call it whatever you want)

More than 200+ recommendations on LinkedIN:



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Client Assignments


Some challenging assignments delivered for clients in India

Client Name

Advanced SQL Architecture, Performance Tuning

Open Text

SQL Server Performance Tuning, SQL Server High Availability, SQL Server Virtualization

(Multiple batches for Cognizant at multiple locations)


Advance SQL Server 2008 Development and Performance Tuning

(8 focussed folks working on a new project on SQL Server 2008 to be implemented for RBS in UK)

Royal Bank of Scotland

Advanced SQL Server 2008 DBA, Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning

(6 hard core DBAs managing a cluster of 400 SQL Server instances across US & Canada)

SunLife Financial

Advanced SQL Server BI including SSAS, SSRS & SSIS

(22 developers working on advance BI projects)


Advanced SQL Server 2008 Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning

(A team of 20+ DBAs managing terabytes of SQL Server databases for some of the largest customers in US & Europe)


Advanced SQL Server 2008 Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning including Capacity Planning

(What it takes to train Microsoft Support engineers that support some of the largest businesses in the world)

Microsoft Global Technical Support Center (GTSC)

Implementing High Availability solutions in SQL Server 2008

Ernst & Young

Implementing advanced SQL Server Integration Services 2008

Ernst & Young

Advanced SQL Server Analysis Services 2008


Advanced SQL Server 2008 Troubleshooting & Performance Tuning


SQL Server Database Testing

(A unique workshop on agile database testing techniques in SQL Server)

Microsoft India Development Center (IDC)

SQL Server Advanced Database Administration and Performance Tuning

Thomson Reuters

SQL Server Troubleshooting, Performance Tuning & Query Optimization

Barclays Bank

SQL Server Advanced Database Administration and Performance Tuning


Microsoft Assignments

Some assignments delivered for Microsoft Corporation

AlwaysOn AG POC (HDFC Bank)

SQL Server advanced level 400+ content development for CSS team

SQL Cluster Implementation (ITC)

ISV workshop (Pan India)

SQL Server Hands-On-Labs/Content Development

SQL Server content development for SMSG Readiness

Advanced SQL Server performance tuning for Partner Support engineers

Advanced Analysis Services (BI) for MS IDC team at Hyderabad

Advanced Analysis Services (BI) for Microsoft EPG customer, Kotak Credit Card Department

Advance Data Mining workshop for Tata Steel

SQL Server 2005 launch & HOLs for continuous 2 years

Numerous T3 programs for Microsoft Learning

SQL Server BI, pre-Tech Ready program for Microsoft Redmond

Advanced Analysis Services 2008 for Microsoft client, Intel

Advance T-SQL programming & Query tuning for MS IDC team at Hyderabad


Master Classes

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Participant’s Feedback

Read about Master Class experience – in the words of the participants


SQL Server Performance Tuning Master Class Hyderabad, April 2015

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SQL Server Performance Tuning Master Class Bangalore, March 2015

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SQL Server Performance Tuning Master Class Bangalore, Dec 2014

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Clients (some of them)























Corporate Feedback (Some more)

I have never come across such a good trainer. He is technically very sound and an utter professional.

Sheethal Sarah Chacko, Accenture Services.

Overall experience was good. Instructor had good and in depth knowledge of the subject. He tried to cover most of the topics and time was given for discussions as well.  Amit Kumar Jain, HCL Technologies.

I am very contended with the presenter and his knowledge. The event was really very well organised by Microsoft and meets up all expectations one would have associated with brand Microsoft. Would definitely be looking forward to more interaction with technology experts like Amit Bansal. Shashank Rastogi, Keane India Ltd.

I really appreciate the presentation on this concerned topic with an enhanced deep value given to technical aspects of SQL 2005 and at most on new features added. Trainer influenced us most during the session as by his technical depth into the subject. Raman Jain, Perot Systems.

The training was good enough to sail through SQL Server 2005 advanced features. Well a two day slot is not sufficient for such a vast technology, but whatever was covered in two days was in a good manner and practical. I appreciate the work done by the trainer Mr.Amit Bansal.Cheers... Arihant Jain, Vertex India Ltd,

Good. The training was good and meets my expectations from the sessions completely. Sumit Koul, Xansa India Ltd

Time limit should be more so that instrucor can deliver better. Instructor has very deep knowledge but time limit should be more.

Prasad Behere, Cybage Software Ltd.

A well conducted training. Meet all expectations as thought of. Vishal Srivastava, Cognizant Technology Solutions India P ltd.

It is very nicely covered. Firoz Hussain Sheikh, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Excellent pre work on assignment and very well coverage of the syllabus. Puja Vyas, Persistent Systems P Ltd.

It provided an insight into new technologies available in MS SQL 2005 compared to 2000. It was a great experience with hands on lab and being trained by a MCT, who was really knowledgeable and well prepared for the session. Stephen Pradeep Kotian, Hewlett Packard.

It was really a good experience, really useful. When I am going back to office some concepts I am able to take from this session.

Ansar M. K., IBM India P Ltd.

This was the best training session I ever attended. The lab sessions were really wonderful and gave a confidence to explore and implement new and enhanced features of SQL server 2005. The trainer was interactive, knowledgeable and capable enough to answer the queries being asked. Simi Koyithanary, Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

The training was good, exceeded my expectation. I was able to grasp more knowledge and was able to clear my queries.

A. Alfred Sukumar, Deloitte Services

Trainer's communication and presentation skill is good. Viji K. Rajesh, Wipro Technologies.

One of the best training programs, I have ever attended. Abhishek Kumar, IBM Global Services.

Basically I'm into pure development background. I workedon SQL server 2005. It helps me a lot to upgrade my SQL 2005 knowledge. The trainer Amit has very good knowledge on this and it helped me a lot. Habeebulla Shaik, McAfee.

Want you again for SQL Server 2008. Abhishek Bagchi, Lexmark

I am very happy with the knowledge and presentation skills of the trainer. I would be happy to discuss about technical matters with the trainer in the future days. This is the best technical training which I have attended from past 2-3 years. Krishna Kishore M.S., Robert Bosche India

I attended the last four sessions but even then it was easy for me to understand. N. Venkatesh, US Technology

Sessions were very much uselful for understanding Basics as well as refreshing new topics. Jaya Rajesh Kutty, Hexaware Technologies Ltd.

The training really met the expectations predicted by me. Sudha Mayee, TATA Interactive Systems