Paul White

Paul White is an independent SQL Server technical consultant with 15 years experience, specializing in performance tuning the SQL Server Core Engine. Currently living in New Zealand, Paul writes the widely read and highly regarded SQL Server internals blog Page Free Space at

Over the years, Paul has worked internationally on a number of high-volume critical systems where ultimate performance and reliability were the primary goals. A recently re-awarded SQL Server MVP, he contributes regularly to a range of web sites and forums, including Stack Exchange, SQL Server Central, SimpleTalk, and MSDN. Paul also speaks at a variety of user groups and community events such as SQL Saturdays and the annual SQL Pass Summit.

Paul is regarded by many prominent SQL community members as one of the most authoritative sources of information on execution plans, the query processor, and query optimizer.

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