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Andrew J. Brust

United States


Andrew Brust is the Founder & CEO at Blue Badge Insights, and writes a blog for ZDNet called "Big on Data" ( He does independent analyst work with Gigaom ; serves as Microsoft Regional Director ( and MVP; and is co-chair of Visual Studio Live!, SQL Server Live! and Artificial Intelligence Live! (
Andrew has over 25 years of technology industry experience, having worked as a developer, consultant and tech entrepreneur over that span of time.  Andrew began working with ISAM databases in the 80s, client/server databases in the early 90s and Business Intelligence technology in the late 90s.  
Andrew is the author of several Pluralsight courses on Big Data and NoSQL, and is the co-author of the book “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012″ (Microsoft Press); He also served on Microsoft’s BI Partner Advisory Council (PAC) for five years.

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