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MVP Profile of the Week.....Jacob Sebastian

It’s been a busy month of September, and I’ve been getting feedback from the busy world of SQL Server MVP’s and professionals all over the world.  These days with social networking, email and the Internet, we’re all one big happy virtual community, and that goes double for us SQL Server/DBA types.


As always, I want to try to bring some unique aspect to my contributions to the SQL Server community at-large, and sometime that includes, well, talking about others’ contributions.

One busy and engaged individual is regular columnist and contributor to SQLServerCentral.com and SQL MVP Jacob Sebastian. He is also
MSDN Moderator, PASS Chapter Lead, PASS Regional Chapter Co-coordinator–Asia, CTO at Excellence Infonet.  Professionally, he has over 10 years of Database Administration, Application Development and Project management experience, specializing in areas of Health care, Warehouse Management, Business Intelligence, Sales and distribution, Data import export, SQL Server optimization/performance tuning.


Since he’s so busy giving great value to all of you, I decided to help give greater exposure to the things he’s been working on.  


I have been talking to Jacob lately, but he’s been very busy preparing for a few BI classes, community techdays and a few other speaking engagements, such as 24 Hours of PASS, in which he was presenting his “Tips and Tricks for writing SET based queries” (If by the time of this writing, you were unable to attend, he assures us that the recorded version will be available at PASS website soon.)


His 24-HOP presentation focused on exposing some of the tips and tricks for writing efficient TSQL queries that solves common business problems using a SET based approach.  His session included dozens of TSQL demos that presented a number of ways of writing TSQL queries.  The good news about his PASS presentation is that all the demo scripts shown there are now available for download on his blog site as well.


Jacob maintains his active blog site called “Beyond Relational”, where you can have access to useful scripts, whitepapers, and discussion forums.  Jacob even interviews and profiles other MVPs, so it’s his turn in the spotlight, and deserves honorable mention.


You can also post your questions there on all things SQL Server, and browse others.  Chances are that Jacob will reply directly to your posts!  Please visit and be sure to bookmark his blog!


You can also see his excellent and ultra-informative articles on SQLServerCentral.com here: Jacob’s SSC Articles.


Jacob, thank you for your contribution!  Keep up the excellent work.



Up next week, not wanting to spoil it, is another recent SQL MVP, but well-known in the community for his own contributions, hails from the Northwest region in the USA.  Keep checking this blog site for our next ‘MVP profile of the week”!


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Posted by Steve Jones on 16 September 2009

Good link, and Jacob is a very valuable resource to follow.

Posted by jacob sebastian on 16 September 2009

Thank you Robert and Steve.

Steve is one of the key person who deserves most of the credit. In the past 3 years he has been mentoring me, guiding me and supporting me in every community activity that I am doing. I wrote my first article for him and then he encouraged me to write another 50. He encouraged me to write my first book and then new opportunities came following that. When I told him that I want to develop my presentation skills, he helped me with a number of resources.

Other great guys that I would like to acknowledge here are Arnie Rowland, Kent Waldrop and Jeff Moden. Thank you guys.

Posted by Pinal Dave on 16 September 2009

Thank you Robert and Steve,

I know Jacob for almost 2 years now. We either meet or talk on phone daily. We have been working together on community aspect together almost all the time.

Believe me, there is no better partner than Jacob, he is very passionate and dedicated to SQL community.

There are many other qualities Jacob have, but the one I respect most is selflessness.

Kind Regards,

Pinal Dave


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Posted by Robert Pearl on 17 September 2009

Thanks, Gentlemen!  It was my pleasure, and ditto for all the comments for Jacob.

On, Steve, he is a great mentor, and has given me many breaks along the way - including this BLOG :-)

Posted by ashish.gilhotra on 17 September 2009

Jacob sir,,

is a great mentor, m working with him from last 3 months and inspite of his extreme busy schedule, he always make himself available to help me as well as whole community, he is the best mentor i have.

Posted by Jeff Moden on 17 September 2009

Thanks Jacob, but you are an MVP that definitely stands on his own two feet.  Keep up the good work!

Posted by govindsyadav on 5 October 2009

About Jacob , i would simply say a Great guy , i had just heard of , my luck , till now dint get a chance to meet him , but for sure , one day would definately meet him to see how he eats SQL , yes belive me  .

Inspite of his so busy schedule , he do always manage to steal out time and thats his quality .

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