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Ike Ellis

United States
San Diego, CA
General Manager ~ Data & AI Practice ~ Solliance Partner ~ Crafting Bytes


With over 18 years of experience in databases and a current Microsoft MVP,  Ike has been Microsoft certified since the beginning, currently holding an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, and MCT.

Ike is the General Manager of Data & AI for Solliance.  We have a full team of cloud data engineers and data scientists.   We specialize in building highly scalable data solutions for any size of organization.

Ike is a partner in Crafting Bytes, a San Diego software studio and Data Engineering group.  We build software and BI solutions for companies all around the country.

In 2010, Ike founded the San Diego Tech Immersion Group (SDTIG). It has grown to be the largest user group in San Diego with over 125 active members including three other Microsoft MVPs. It is a technical book club that reads a book on a significant technical topic.  Recent topics include Linux on Microsoft Azure, Angular 2/TypeScript, Data on Azure, Python for Data Scientists, and Docker/DevOps.   In July 2018, SDTIG started a track on Docker/Kubernetes.  We will start a new track on Databricks/Spark in November 2018.  You can join virtually and watch the youtube live stream.

Ike leads the San Diego Power BI and PowerApps user group that meets monthly.  Find out more at or at

Ike is also the leader for San DIego Nerd Beers, a monthly software development social group and the co-chairman of the San Diego Software Architecture Group, a round-table of software leaders in San Diego.

He also co-chairs the San Diego Software Architecture Group with Azure MVP Alumni Scott Reed.  

In 2015, he co-wrote Developing Azure Solutions for Microsoft Press.  He contributed all sections that related to the Microsoft Data Platform.  The second edition will be released in 2018.

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