Top SQL Server MVP’s to follow on Twitter

Microsoft MVP’s are exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”.

To recognize MVP’s that are awarded for their untiring passion to help people around SQL Server, we have compiled a list of Top SQL MVP’s you can follow on Twitter.


Brent Ozar - Top SQL Server MVP's to follow on Twitter

Brent Ozar

I make Microsoft SQL Server faster and more reliable. I love teaching, travel, and laughing.

Twitter Followers = 21600

Twitter   : @BrentOzar  |  Website : brentozar.com


Pinalkumar Dave - Top SQL Server MVP's to follow on Twitter

Pinalkumar Dave

SQL, SQL Server, MySQL, Big Data andhttp://SQLAuthority.com , Independent

Twitter Followers = 15000

Twitter   : @PinalkumarDave  |  Website : blog.SQLAuthority.com


Thomas LaRock - Top SQL Server MVP's to follow on Twitter

Thomas LaRock

Microsoft SQL MCM, SQL MVP, VMWare vExpert, Data Professional, and bacon lover…just not necessarily in that order. Tweets are my own.

Twitter Followers = 12100

Twitter   : @Thomas LaRock  |  Website : thomaslarock.com/blog/


Karen Lopez - Top SQL Server MVP's to follow on Twitter

Karen Lopez

Digital Smartieskirt, Architect, Consultant | Speaker | Space Enthusiast | Data Evangelist | Microsoft MVP | TFD I want you to Love Your Data! A bit snarky.

Twitter Followers = 11800

Twitter   : @Karen Lopez  |  Website : datamodel.com


Paul Randal

Paul Randal

Owner of SQLskills, MVP, DBCC author, SQL MCM instructor, father, Master Diver, Arduino geek, voracious reader (bibliotaph!). Learning Chinese, Russian, piano.

Twitter Followers = 111000

Twitter   : @Paul Randal  |   Blog : sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/


Jen StirrupJen Stirrup

Business Intelligence & Data Viz. PASS Board Director for Business Analytics. Author. Blogger. Tech maven. Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

Twitter Followers = 8900

Twitter   : @Jen Stirrup  |  Website : jenstirrup.com/


Kimberly L TrippKimberly L Tripp

SQL Server professional (since 1990 and I still love it), SCUBA diver / freediver, vegetarian, juicer and photographer .

Twitter Followers = 8818

Twitter   : @KimberlyTripp  |  Website : SQLskills.com/blogs/Kimberly


Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

I’m into Data and Data Mgmt, writing great books like SQL in a Nutshell, leading IT teams, m’amore Rachel, my 7 kids The Horde, Indie rock, and Nashville TN

Twitter Followers = 8270

Twitter   : @Kevin Kline  |  Website : KevinEKline.com


Kendra Little

Kendra Little

Tame queries. Craft indexes. Teach students. Pedal bicycles.

Twitter Followers = 7270

Twitter   : @Kendra Little  |  Website : LittleKendra.com


Jorge-Segarra

Jorge Segarra

Sr Consultant for @MSPremierUS, former @SQLServer MVP, [email protected] alumnus,, and general geek. #MsftEmployee

Twitter Followers = 7000

Twitter   : @Jorge Segarra  |  Website : sqlchicken.com


Aaron-Bertrand - Top SQL Server MVP's to follow on Twitter

Aaron Bertrand

Senior Consultant at SQL Sentry, SQL Server MVP, Mac guy, curler, volleyballer, Bruins fan, Patriots fan, proud dad. http://thebertrandfamily.com

Twitter Followers = 6050

Twitter   : @Aaron Bertrand   |   Website : sqlperformance.com


Timothy Ford

Timothy Ford

All the treasures, the gold and glory It didn’t always feel that way I don’t regret it – I’ll never forget it I wouldn’t trade tomorrow for today

Twitter Followers = 5596

Twitter   : @Timothy Ford  |  Website : thesqlagentman.com/go/tim/


Jeremiah Peschka

Jeremiah Peschka

I am allegedly a databas wizard. I also herd cats.

Twitter Followers = 5508

Twitter   : @Jeremiah Peschka  |  Website : facility9.com/about/


Erin Stellato

Erin Stellato

Principal Consultant for SQLskills, SQL MVP, UM alum. I run, spin, love movies, miss Calvin & Hobbes, and adore all things chocolate. I wanna know how it works.

Twitter Followers = 5000

Twitter   : @Erin Stellato  |  Website : sqlskills.com/blogs/erin


Kris Wenzel

Kris Wenzel

Your search for SQL training is over, I’m here to help. Stick around, I’ll tweet to you great introductory tips to search databases using SQL.

Twitter Followers = 4833

Twitter   : @Kris Wenzel  |  Website : sql201.com/landing/learn-sql/sql-quickstart/


Marco Russo

Marco Russo

Consultant, speaker, book writer, mentor. Business Intelligence with Analysis Services and PowerPivot.

Twitter Followers = 4330

Twitter   : @Marco Russo  |  Website : sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo/


Benjamin Nevarez

Benjamin Nevarez

Author of SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization and Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer. Love astronomy, running and playing guitar.

Twitter Followers = 3850

Twitter   : @Benjamin Nevarez  |  Website : benjaminnevarez.com


Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson

Traveler, Data Nerd, Fan of efficiency, SQL Server MVP, PowerShell Fan, Consultant, Author. #AvGeek Not usually subtle. I am still learning, every day

Twitter Followers = 3744

Twitter   : @Aaron Nelson  |  Website : sqlvariant.com


John SansomJohn Sansom

SQL DBA, Photographer(http://www.jrichardsphoto.com ), fitness nut. Tweets to help make your databases Go Faster. Coffee not included. Get my free Ebook for DBAs

Twitter Followers = 3500

Twitter   : @John Sansom  |  Website : johnsansom.com/dba-jumpstart/


Brad M McGehee

Brad M McGehee

DBA at BKD, LLP.

Twitter Followers = 3360

Twitter   : @Brad M McGehee  |  Website : bradmcgehee.com


Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell

Entrepreneur, consultant, author, and trainer: ETL, SSIS, Biml, reporting. Data Platform MVP. @LinchpinPeople partner. Hyper-rational, skeptical. Beer snob.

Twitter Followers = 3360

Twitter   : @Tim Mitchell  |  Website : timmitchell.net


Louis Davidson

Louis Davidson

Christian, Husband, Father, Grandparent, SQL Server medicine man (no PhD here!), Major Peanuts Fan, Slight Lego and Mr Potato Head fanatic and Soul Food Foodie

Twitter Followers = 3135

Twitter   : @Louis Davidson


Allan Hirt

Allan Hirt

Cluster MVP, SQL Server expert, consultant, trainer, composer, arranger, bass player extraordinaire, smartphone curmudgeon

Twitter Followers = 2800

Twitter   : @Allan Hirt  |  Website : sqlha.com


Robert CainRobert Cain

Robert C. Cain is a Microsoft SQL MVP, Owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, Author for @Pluralsight, Author, Speaker, Ham @N4IXT, Husband & Daddy

Twitter Followers = 2760

Twitter   : @Robert Cain  |  Website : arcanecode.com


Pat WrightPat Wright

SQL Data Architect and Amateur Photographer

Twitter Followers = 2525

Twitter   : @Pat Wright  |  Website : sqlasylum.wordpress.com/about/


Alberto Ferrari

Alberto Ferrari

Alberto Ferrari is a Business Intelligence consultant. He is also a speaker in international conferences like European PASS Conference and PASS Summit.

Twitter Followers = 2450

Twitter   : @Alberto Ferrari   | Website : http://sqlblog.com/blogs/alberto_ferrari/default.aspx


Neil Hambly

Neil Hambly

SQL Server Technology Evangelist @ Northdoor PLC, PASS London & ProfDev VC Chapter Leader, 15+ Years SQL Server, Melissa Data MVP, 2015 PD Program Committee TL

Twitter Followers = 2300

Twitter   : @Neil Hambly  |  Website : dataidol.com/NeilHambly


Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Avid Camper. I do a bit of work with SQL Server.

Twitter Followers  = 2250

Twitter   : @Chris Shaw  |  Website : SQLShaw.com


Erik Ejlskov Jensen

Erik Ejlskov Jensen

Microsoft .NET Developer & SQL Server Data Development MVP, Visual Studio Data Developer Tools Guy, Technology Subject Matter Expert at NNIT A/S

Twitter Followers = 2250

Twitter   : @Erik Ejlskov Jensen  |  Website : erikej.blogspot.com


Joe Webb

Joe Webb

Husband, father, neighbor, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and part time farmer.

Twitter Followers = 2250

Twitter   : @Joe Webb  |  Website : webbtechsolutions.com/blog


Simon Doubt

Simon Doubt

SQL Server Consultant Trainer in the UK. Runs http://SQLBits.com . Family, tech stuff, building things.

Twitter Followers = 2240

Twitter   : @Simon Doubt  |  Website : http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons/


Tjay BeltTjay Belt

Database Administrator, PASS volunteer, Racquetball enthusiast, Dirtbike fanatic, MS Data Platform MVP, #SQLFamily, joined twitter 2:17 PM May 13th 2008

Twitter Followers = 2177

Twitter   : @Tjay Belt  |  Website : tjaybelt.blogspot.com


Mark BroadbentMark Broadbent

MS Data Platform MVP & SQL MCM. Community devotee, Speaker,@sqlsatcambs @spsatcambs & @sqleaChapter Leader focused on SQL, Concurrency, HA/DR & SharePoint.

Twitter Followers = 2020

Twitter   : @Mark Broadbent  |  Website : tenbulls.co.uk


Bob Pusateri

Bob Pusateri

Microsoft Certified Master. DBA/Architect in the healthcare industry. Blogger, author, editor, presenter, event organizer. @eceIllinois alum. Geeky and proud!

Twitter Followers = 2000

Twitter   : @Bob Pusateri  |  Website : bobpusateri.com


David Klee

David Klee

Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert, and SQL Server and infrastructure performance tuner. Founder of Hera Flux Technologies.

Twitter Followers = 2000

Twitter   : @David Klee  |  Website : davidklee.net


Cathrine Wilhelmsen

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

SQL Server DW/BI developer. [email protected] organizer, volunteer and speaker. Data Platform MVP. Loves sci-fi, fantasy, coffee, chocolate and smilies 🙂

Twitter Followers = 1852

Twitter   : @Cathrine Wilhelmsen  |  Website : cathrinewilhelmsen.net


Marlon Ribunal

Marlon Ribunal

SQL, Code, Coffee, etc.

Twitter Followers = 1811

Twitter   : @Marlon Ribunal  |  Website : marlonribunal.com


Bradley Ball

Bradley Ball

I’m a father of 4, former Microsoft SQL Server MVP (now I work for Microsoft), Comic Book aficionado, roller coaster riding son of a gun. Opinions are my own.

Twitter Followers = 1800

Twitter   : @Bradley Ball  |  Website : sqlballs.com


Niko NeugebauerNiko Neugebauer

Community-Driven Data Guy passionate about Columnstore, who loves optimisation & design. #OH22 crew. TUGA Association President.

Twitter Followers = 1657

Twitter   : @Niko Neugebauer  |  Website : nikoport.com


Mickey Stuewe

Mickey Stuewe

T-SQL that is. I enjoy set theory, optimizing SQL, action movies, art, reading, and laughing. I laugh loudly and often…just ask my children.

Twitter Followers  =  1653

Twitter   : @Mickey Stuewe  |  Website : mickeystuewe.com


Colin Stasiuk

Colin Stasiuk

SQL Server DBA, Consultant, Microsoft MVP, Husband, Father of 2, loves hockey (how cliche for a Canadian eh?)

Twitter Followers  =  1612

Twitter   : @Colin Stasiuk  |  Website : BenchmarkITConsulting.com


Ed WatsonEd Watson

Dad, MS MVP, @UF Gator Alumnus,@Braves fan,Lover of @SQLServer,#SQLScuba, Melomaniac, Star Wars fan boy, Bleeding Heart Liberal, and SQL Server Consultant.

Twitter Followers  =  1550

Twitter   : @Ed Watson  |  Website : sqlgator.com


Christian BoltonChristian Bolton

Technical Director for Coeo. MCA, MCM and MVP for SQL Server. Lead author of Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals & Troubleshooting.

Twitter Followers  =  1500

Twitter   : @Christian Bolton  |  Website : sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/christian


Josef RichbergJosef Richberg

SSIS & SQL Server specialist and Exceptional DBA of 2009

Twitter Followers  =  1401

Twitter   : @Josef Richberg


Patrick LeBlancPatrick LeBlanc

Twitter Followers = 1400

Twitter   : @Patrick LeBlanc  |  Website : patrickdleblanc.com


Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

SQL Server MVP | PASS Director of Chapters | NTSSUG Director of Finance | Blogger | Speaker | MCSA | MCSE | MCDBA | MCTS | MCITP

Twitter Followers  =  1360

Twitter   : @Ryan Adams  |  Website : ryanjadams.com


Lori EdwardsLori Edwards

Mom and Wife. SQL Sentry Sale Engineer. Prankster. Reader. Singer of songs. Views here are entirely my own. Seriously, no one else shares them

Twitter Followers  =  1290

Twitter   : @Lori & Tim Edwards  |  Website : blogs.sqlsentry.com/author/LoriEdwards/


John Bulla

John Bulla

Data Platform MVP, Director at@B_DotNet

Twitter Followers  =  1260

Twitter   : @John Bulla  |  Website : geeks.ms/blogs/johnbulla


Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas

Help people with SQL Server problems. Father, Husband, Scouter, owned by Border Collies. Currently playing with my Microsoft Band

Twitter Followers = 1260

Twitter   : @Richard Douglas  |  Website : SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk


Koen Verbeeck

Koen Verbeeck

BI Professional and #sqlserver / SSIS geek. Delving into data warehousing, data visualization and other stuff that starts with data. Married & father of two.

Twitter Followers  =  1257

Twitter   : @Koen Verbeeck  |  Website : sqlkover.com


Todd McDermid

Todd McDermid

SQL Server MVP (SSIS), BSc, C#/BI Dev/Analyst/Architect, MCSD, MCTS (SQL08BI)

Twitter Followers  =  1130

Twitter   : @Todd McDermid  |  Website : toddmcdermid.blogspot.com


John SterrettJohn Sterrett

I am a father, husband, Database Administrator . I have two turntables and a microphone. I am also a die hard Pittsburgh Sports fan

Twitter Followers  =  1125

Twitter   : @John Sterrett  |  Website : johnsterrett.com


Boris Hristov

Boris Hristov

Co-Founder and CEO of http://356labs.com | Top Rated International Speaker | Trainer and Author | Snapchat – brshristov

Twitter Followers  =  1050

Twitter   : @Boris Hristov  |  Website : borishristov.com


Wayne Sheffield

Wayne Sheffield

Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server and author. SQL Saturday Richmond organizer. I enjoy SQL, teaching, and classic rock.

Twitter Followers  =  1050

Twitter   : @Wayne Sheffield  |  Website : blog.waynesheffield.com/wayne/


Chris Bell

Chris Bell

SQL Server MVP, MCSE, & MCITP using 20+ years of experience to provide Remote SQL Server Consulting to businesses of all sizes.(http://www.WaterOxConsulting.com )

Twitter Followers  =  1040

Twitter   : @Chris Bell  |  Website : wateroxconsulting.com


Dejan Sarka

Dejan Sarka

Independent Bi & Database Consultant, Trainer & Developer – Data Mining, Data Quality, Data Modeling

Twitter Followers  =  1000

Twitter   : @Dejan Sarka  |  Website : sqlblog.com/blogs/dejan_sarka/default.aspx


Mark S. Rasmussen

Mark S. Rasmussen

CEO at iPaper A/S, speaker and follower of all things digital.

Twitter Followers  =  997

Twitter   : @Mark S. Rasmussen  |  Website : improve.dk


Andrea Allred

Andrea Allred

Passionate about all things SQL and music. Catch me as a princess at SQL Events. Ask me what song is in my head. Tweets are my own.

Twitter Followers  =  970

Twitter   : @Andrea Allred   |   Website : royalsql.com


Rafael Salas

Rafael Salas

I do Business Intelligence. I blog, write and present at SQL Server and Business Intelligence events. I am also a SQL Server MVP.

Twitter Followers  =  901

Twitter   : @Rafael Salas  |  Website : rafael-salas.com


John Welch

John Welch

MS BI Architect with a focus on automation of SSIS / SSAS, Family man, sci fi fan, and never get enough sleep.

Twitter Followers  =  900

Twitter   : @John Welch  |  Website : agilebi.com


Thomas Rushton

Thomas Rushton

SQL Server DBA & Developer. Technical & business go-between a speciality. Musician – double bass, cello, tenor.

Twitter Followers   =  900

Twitter   : @Thomas Rushton  |  Website : thelonedba.wordpress.com


Jack Vamvas

Jack Vamvas

DBA,SQL Server,DB2,Performance Tuning very large databases. See me working on http://www.sqlserver-dba.com and http://www.dba-db2.com . Coffee & Running

Twitter Followers  =  890

Twitter   : @Jack Vamvas  |  Website : sqlserver-dba.com


Andrey Langovoy

Andrey Langovoy

Awesome blog for #SQLServer, #dotNETand #JavaScript #Developershttp://www.codingsight.com

Twitter Followers  =  885

Twitter   : @Andrey Langovoy  |  Website : codingsight.com


Guillermo Taylor

Guillermo Taylor

Husband, father of two, IT Pro, Senior IT Consultant, Xbox gamer and Microsoft’s Data Platform MVP.

Twitter Followers  =  851

Twitter   : @Guillermo Taylor  |  Website : mastergt68.wordpress.com


Craig Purnell

Craig Purnell

I’m a SQL Server DBA. I love SQL Saturdays and networking with other SQL professionals. I tweet pictures of all sorts, mostly Cleveland

Twitter Followers  =  770

Twitter   : @Craig Purnell  |  Website : craigpurnell.com


Javier Guillen

Javier Guillen

Business analytics consultant, fascinated with SQL Server Analysis Services, MDX / DAX, Power BI, Tableau, Hadoop .

Twitter Followers  =  690

Twitter   : @Javier Guillen  |  Website : javierguillen.wordpress.com/


Jens Vestergaard

Jens Vestergaard

#MCITP/#MCPD @SqlServer #BI / .Net / Speaker. @ home #coffee #roaster, semi-amateur photographer, rock ‘n roller (@TheWho collector) [email protected] fan

Twitter Followers  =  670

Twitter   : @Jens Vestergaard  |  Website : t-sql.dk


Jason Carter

Jason Carter

World Class story teller, embellisher, developer, and aspiring DBA. Always looking for the next greatest thing.

Twitter Followers  =  650

Twitter   : @Jason Carter  |  Website : jason-carter.net


Jonathan Bloom

Jonathan Bloom

Blogger | Problem Solver | Always be learning | Programming since 1983 IBM PC | Artificial Intelligence & IoT enthusiast

Twitter Followers  =   650

Twitter   : @Jonathan Bloom  |  Website : bloomconsultingbi.com


Pieter Vanhove

Pieter Vanhove

SQL Server Premier Field Engineer. Likes running, music and I’m a huge fan of Michael Franti. Stay Human!

Twitter Followers  =  640

Twitter   : @Pieter Vanhove  |  Website : pietervanhove.azurewebsites.net


Maximiliano Damian

Maximiliano Damian

Microsoft MVP, arquitecto , consultor y DBA en SQL Server at http://www.triggerdb.com

Twitter Followers  =  621

Twitter   : @Maximiliano Damian  |  Website : blog.maxiaccotto.com


Alberto Lopez Grande

Alberto Lopez Grande

SQL Server MVP / Director Dpto. de BI y Admón. de BB.DD. – Plus Ultra en Grupo Catalana Occidente TS / SQL Server, BI & Big Data External Advisor en MVP Cluster

Twitter Followers  =  490

Twitter   : @Alberto Lopez  |  Website : qwalgrande.com


Stefan Bauer

Stefan Bauer

Data Warehouse Guy, and Author (Getting Started with Redshift) … If it holds data… I like it! SQL, Mongo, Hadoop, Redshift, whatever is next…

Twitter Followers  =  445

Twitter   : @Stefan Bauer  |  Website : stef-bauer.com


Staffan Olofsson

Staffan Olofsson

MCSE: Data platform 2012, SQL 2008 MCITP with a special interest in flash storage and performance, virtulization and datacenter stuff. And technology stocks…

Twitter Followers  =  425

Twitter   : @Staffan Olofsson |  Website : https://sqlsos.wordpress.com/


Adrian Hills

Adrian Hills

C# & SQL Server Developer with a dash of MongoDB, StackOverflow’er, Blogger. Based in Hampshire, UK.

Twitter Followers  =  390

Twitter   : @Adrian Hills  |  Website : adathedev.co.uk


Angela Henry

Angela Henry

I’ve worn all the hats, DBA, developer, Architect, etc., but I like my swim cap the best.

Twitter Followers  =  350

Twitter   : @Angela Henry  |  Website : sqlswimmer.wordpress.com


Christopher Schmidt

Christopher Schmidt

Father of 3, massive manchester united fan. pfe @microsoft #msftemployee.

Twitter Followers  =  330

Twitter   : @Christopher Schmidt  |  Website : intelligentsql.wordpress.com


Janos Berke

Janos Berke

SQL DBA, DEV. MCITP SQL 2005/2008 DEV/ADM, MCT, father, husband. Speaker at Hungarian User Group of MSSQL. SQL Server MVP.

Twitter Followers  =  312

Twitter   : @Janos Berke  |  Website : iamberke.com


Anthony Nocentino

           Anthony Nocentino

{Husband, Father, Food lover, Computer Nerd} Principal and Founder of Centino Systems @centinosystems PhD Candidate Computer Science Ole Miss

Twitter Followers  =  280

Twitter   : @Anthony Nocentino  |  Website : centinosystems.com


Dave Green

Dave Green

I’m a data architect, database administrator, husband and father. I can usually be found by the sea or at a computer – sometimes both!

Twitter Followers  =  200

Twitter   : @Dave Green  |  Website : blog.dgta.co.uk/


Danilo Dominici

Danilo Dominici

SQL Server and VMWare expert, .NET developer, father, husband, dreamer

Twitter Followers  =  180 

Twitter   : @Danilo Dominici  |  Website : sqlserverinfo.it


Enrico van de Laar

Enrico van de Laar

SQL Server MVP, Speaker, author of Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics. Addicted to everything SQL Server.

Twitter Followers  =  180

Twitter   : @Enrico van de Laar  |  Website : dotnine.net


Andrew Pruski

Andrew Pruski

SQL Server DBA from Wales currently exploring Ireland. Tweets come from a strange voice in my head.

Twitter Followers  =  150

Twitter   : @Andrew Pruski  |  Website : dbafromthecold.wordpress.com/


Johan Ahlen

Johan Ahlen

Data Scientist. Entrepreneur. Musician. Microsoft SQL Server MVP.

Twitter Followers  =  150

Twitter   : @Johan Ahlen  |  Website : johanahlen.info


GK Ranjan

Gopal Krishna Ranjan

SQL, SQL Server, Performance tuning, Query optimization, MSBI

Twitter Followers  =  150

Twitter   : @ergkranjan  |  Website :sqlrelease.com


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