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Robert Pearl

United States


Robert, President and Founder of Pearl Knowledge Solutions, Inc., and SQL MVP, has grown through the ranks as a solutions-oriented Senior Database Administrator/Engineer and has over 12+ years of experience in the management of critical database operations. His focus has allowed him to become an expert in Microsoft SQL technology.  

Robert is a SQL Server Promoter & Community Evangelist!

In searching for a simple clear-cut solution to manage multiple SQL Servers, he has developed SQLCentric – a web-based database monitoring and alert system with the DBA in mind. It has won Best Performance and Database Monitoring in SQL Server Magazine's Reader's Choice in 2004, and the Silver Award in the Community Choice Awards in 2010.

Mr Pearl also participates in online forums, has also contributed several articles on MS SQL Server to, other sites and publications, and covers local events in the New York City area.

He also was Chief Marketing and Co-coordinator of the New York SQLSaturday#59, arranging speaker interviews, sponsors.

He also maintains a regular blog at, called PearlKnows.

In November 2011, I was Voted #3 in the Top Ten Favorite SQL Server Bloggers in the SQL Server Magazine's 2011 Community Choice Awards!!