Ike Ellis, San Diego SQL Consultant

IKE ELLIS

GM ~ Data & AI Practice ~ Solliance
Partner ~ Crafting Bytes
Data Platform MVP ~ Microsoft




What I do:


  • At Solliance, we provide Microsoft Azure data architecture consulting with a heavy focus on Azure Databricks, Spark, Python, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL DB, Power BI, Azure Data Factory, Azure Cosmos DB, and all aspects of Microsoft SQL Server.

    Much of my focus has been shifting to Big Data and analytics, looking for ways to make sense of massive amounts of data from many sources, both unstructured and structured, and analyzing it for trends and predictions.

    Currently leading a team of highly skilled and motivated data engineers and data scientists.



  • Crafting Bytes is an artisan software development studio and data engineering group. We like solving interesting problems with interesting technology.

    Ike helps organizations implement Microsoft Data Platform products to great benefit. He can help your organization be successful with Power BI, SSRS, SSIS, ADF, and SSAS.

    We're excited to announce that we've opened a great office in beautiful downtown San Diego. Come see us!

    If your company is interested in working with Crafting Bytes to produce exceptional software email us at contact@craftingbytes.com.



  • Speaking Experience:
    • Regularly speaks at Code Camps and SQL Saturdays on Power BI, Reporting, SQL Server Development.
    • Wrote the course material for Power BI and SQL Server HADR (AlwaysOn) for Azure University.
    • Spoke at SQL PASS Summit 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
    • Delivering two precon sessions for PASS Summit 2019
    • Spoke at RedGate SQL in the City in London and Seattle 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
    • Spoke at SQLBits in London 2018
    • Spoke at SQL PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015.




  • Awards and Certifications and Publications:
    • 9-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2011 - Present)
    • 8-time Friend of Redgate (2012 - Present)
    • 22 years as a MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, and MCT
    • Wrote a cover story for TDWI - 2014
    • Wrote a story for CIO Insider magazine on Database Lifecycle Management
    • Course author and instructor on SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and Big Data for Wintellect
    • Co-authored a with a few other MVPs on database performance
    • Co-authored both editions of book on Developing Azure Solutions with Michele Bustamante and Zoiner Tejada


  • I'm a partner in Crafting Bytes. We are a San Diego-based software development studio and business inteliigence group. We have deep experience in Microsoft .NET JavaScript (and all the popular frameworks), mobile development, WCF, REST services, software architecture, Azure, AWS, SQL Server, Power BI, SSRS, SSIS, and SSAS.