Maria Zakourdaev is the Director of Enterprise Data Solutions at Perion. Maria has been working with SQL Server for more than 15 years. She is an Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Data Platform and has experience managing enterprise-wide environments, both OLTP and data warehouse platforms. Currently, she is working with many database technologies including: MySQL, Redis, RedShift, CouchBase and ElasticSearch. However, her preferred technology is still SQL Server. She is one of the SQL Saturday Israel organizers and speaks at SQL Server events.