James Rowland-Jones is a principal consultant for The Big Bang Data Company. His focus and passion is to architect and deliver highly scalable analytical platforms that are creative, simple, and elegant in their design. James specializes in big data warehouse solutions that leverage both SQL Server PDW and Hadoop ecosystems.
James is a keen advocate for the SQL Server community, both internationally and in the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the board of directors for PASS and sits on the organizing committee for SQLBits (Europe's largest event for the Microsoft Data Platform).
James has been awarded Microsoft's MVP accreditation since 2008 for his services to the community.