About Me

As a certified Subject Matter Expert in Modern Cloud Architecture, I have over 18 years of experience in the Microsoft data-related technology stack. I am an internationally reputable consultant, trainer, and technical author with a proven record of accomplishment of delivering important projects on time and within budget. My experience includes developing and implementing successful database infrastructures, data warehouses, and business intelligence projects, and leading successful data transformation and migration projects using a multi-cloud approach.

I am skilled in assessing customer needs against the capabilities of Microsoft Azure and its data-related technology stack in order to minimize costs and maximize overall functionality of the systems. Additionally, I am proficient with other public cloud data-related offerings such as AWS, GCP and OCI. I am dedicated to staying current with the latest technologies and spend a significant amount of time learning modern technologies to keep up with the industry’s rapid changes.

My areas of expertise include: Azure, AWS, GCP, OCI, Cloud Architecture, IaaS, PasS, SaaS, IaC, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud experience, Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Kubernetes (including AKS, EKS, GKE), Docker, PowerShell, Azure CLI, ARM Templates, JSON, Terraform, Terraform Cloud, Azure AD, IAM, SQL Server (all versions), Azure SQL, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Databricks, Cosmos DB, SAP IQ 16.0/16.1, Azure Data Factory, SSIS, Python, CICD, High Availability, Technical Lead, Financial Services, and Healthcare organizations experience.

I am a frequent speaker at conferences and have written several technical articles for well-known publications. I hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science and several industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Google, AWS, Databricks, Oracle, and APM.

I can be reached via Twitter at @basit_msft, or on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/basitfarooq.

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