Susantha Bathige was born in Matara, Sri Lanka and is currently working in the United States for Pearson North America as a Senior DBA III, production DBA. He has over a decade of experience in the IT industry in full scale software companies including local and international. He has completed all the levels of British Computer Society (BCS) examinations and earned a PGD (Professional Graduate Diploma) which is the academic equivalent to a university honors degree in England. He earned his Master of Science degree from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). Since 2000 his entire career has been data based. He has worked with SQL Server from version 6.5 and specialize in many areas of SQL Server including its internals, optimization, troubleshooting, replication, and more.