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Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for 32 years, starting with employment with the Sybase Corporation in 1987. She worked at Sybase in the technical support department and then with the training organization, for five years. In 1992 Delaney became an independent trainer and consultant. As a consultant, she has worked with both the Microsoft and Sybase Corporations to develop courses and to provide internal training for their technical support staff. In addition to teaching advanced SQL Server classes around the world, she has been writing regularly about SQL Server since 1995. Her latest book, SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP, from RedGate, was released in 2014. Delaney is also a contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and has been a SQL Server MVP since 1993.