About Me

Bradley Schacht is a Senior Program Manager on the Azure Synapse Analytics team with Microsoft based in Jacksonville, FL. In his day-to-day job he helps customers solve problems with technology-based solutions leveraging Microsoft Azure. He works with all areas of the Azure data platform including Azure Data Lake, SQL Database, SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Analysis Services, Machine Learning, and IoT Hub. He spends his time talking with the business to identify needs, performing architectural design sessions to identify the correct technologies, educating customers by presenting 1:many sessions, and executing proof of concept engagements.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked as a senior business intelligence consultant at Pragmatic Works. His work as a consultant was focused mainly on large scale data warehouse solutions built on SQL Server and the Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS). He has extensive experience on all portions of the Microsoft BI stack including SSAS, SSIS, Power BI, SharePoint and SSRS. While his work focused on data warehouses Bradley also worked on the rest of the Microsoft database platform doing design, monitoring, security, disaster recovery, and performance tuning.

Bradley enjoys spending time outdoors biking and kayaking with his wife, Nichole. They were married in February of 2018 in sunny St. Augustine, FL. He is a fan of the Atlanta Braves, Jacksonville Jaguars and pizza. Bradley is a member of The Church of Eleven22 in Fleming Island, FL. He is actively involved in presenting at free SQL community events throughout the southeast United States, has presented at national events like the annual PASS Summit, and is a member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

Bradley and Nichole before a kayaking adventure in Amealia Island, FL

Bradley and Nichole in Barbados

Bradley Schacht

Bradley Schacht is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics team based in Jacksonville, FL. He has worked with Microsoft SQL Server and Azure data services since 2009 as a consultant, trainer, and architect. He has co-authored 4 SQL Server and Power BI books, most recently the Microsoft Power BI Quick Start Guide. Bradley enjoys solving interesting problems and teaching others to use new technology. He frequently presents at community events around the country, is a contributor to sites such as SQLServerCentral.com, and is a member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

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