Amit R S Bansal is a Director at eDominer Systems and oversees multiple brands and projects. He is the founder of SQLMaestros, Peopleware India, DataPlatformGeeks, SQLServerGeeks and Data Platform Summit. He is a SQL Server specialist at SQLMaestros (brand of eDominer Systems). He leads the SQL and BI practice with a much-focused team providing consulting, training and content development services to more than 160+ SQL customers globally. He has spoken at international conferences including MS Ignite, SQLBits (UK), Data Platform Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday, Data Saturday, Data Weekender and more. Amit is honored with Microsoft Regional Director status, MVP award since 2007 and Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server credential. He is has also conceptualized the SQLServerGeeks and the DataPlatformGeeks Magazines.

SQL Server Expertise

Irrespective of his multiple on-going projects, his love for SQL Server is intact, since 1999.

  • Working with SQL Server since 1999
  • Worked on countless mission critical SQL deployments
  • Core area of expertise – Performance Tuning in SQL Server
  • Frequently delivers training, mentoring & consultation assignments (like Health-Checkups, Performance Tuning, etc)
  • Has trained more than 9000 IT professionals on SQL Server & Business Intelligence stack of Microsoft.
  • Delivered more than 500 workshops for 160+ SQL Server enterprise customers
  • Authored technical content on SQL for Microsoft and worked on critical POCs for Microsoft in India.


  • Director at eDominer Systems Private Limited, an IT Product & Services company headquartered in Kolkata, with office in Bangalore.
  • Microsoft Regional Director, an honorary position bestowed by Microsoft for his community work, thought leadership & deep technical & business knowledge in Microsoft Data Platform technologies.
  • Principal Consultant at SQLMaestros focusing on Microsoft Data Platform training, consulting & content development.

Key Initiatives

Amongst many projects that Amit Bansal has conceptualized and completed, here are some of his brainchild initiatives:

  • Data Platform Summit – An exclusive 5-day (3-day conference and 2 days of pre-conference) international learning event on Data & Analytics.
  • Communities: DataPlatformGeeks , SQLServerGeeks and respective events, webinars & magazines.
  • SQLMaestros Master Classes, Video Courses, Accelerators, Lab Kits & Hackathons – Architect behind Asia’s only advanced, level 400 data platform trainings (in-person & online).
  • SQLMaestros Hands-On-Labs – The architect behind the revolutionary, practical, fully hands-on learning methodology on SQL Server & Microsoft Data Platform technologies, the SQLMaestros Hands-On-Labs.
  • EXPAND smERP – Architect for EXPAND smERP (voted the best ERP product in India) on Microsoft.NET & SQL Server stack.

Certification & Accreditation

In the late 1990’s, Amit Bansal was certified as MCP and also held other certifications like MCSD.NET Early Achiever, MCDBA, etc. However, the following are some of the real-value achievements he truly believes in:

  • The only Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server in India (outside Microsoft).
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee on SQL Server/MS Data Platform holding the status from 2007 till date.
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer in India holding the credential since 2002. Amit was the first MCT of India, the year the certification was launched.
  • Microsoft Regional Director, an honorary position bestowed by Microsoft for his community work, thought leadership & deep technical & business knowledge in Microsoft Data Platform technologies.

Speaking Engagements

  • Regular Breakout & Pre-Con speaker at major international events/summits and conferences including:
  • Session at TechEd North America 2014 voted 4th best and was ranked in ‘TechEd Top Ten’.
  • Previous sessions in TechED North America 2012 & TechED Europe 2013 were top-rated in Data Platform track.

Community Leadership

  • Amit is the founder of SQL/Data communities such as &, and has played an instrumental role in energizing the SQL community in India.
  • DataPlatformGeeks is the only Data/SQL community in India that organizes free Data Platform Day in-person events and webinars pan-India.
  • & clock more than 1.5 million-page views per month and has the largest FB group on SQL Server –
  • In August 2015, Amit & his SQLServerGeeks team architected Asia’s First SQL Conference in India, Bangalore – SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2015 (SSGAS 2015). The Conference was a huge success with 700+ attendees, 50+ speakers and 80+ sessions spread across 3 days
  • The SQL/Data conference happened each year and transformed to Data Platform Summit in collaboration with Microsoft. CVP Rohan Kumar has delivered the keynotes. And the Azure Data Product Team members have delivered countless sessions over the years. Data Platform Virtual Summit 2022 is the latest, eighth edition of the event. Browse all conferences. Read DPS history. Explore DPS.

Mahadevi Foundation

  • Amit, along with his family runs a charitable organization known as Mahadevi Foundation –
  • The Foundation is also associated with World Vision, CRY, Save The Children, Round Table India & a couple of NGOs in India like Asha Niketan, Bodhi Peeth, Gandhi Old Age Home, etc.

Social Links

Amit is available on the following channels:

Twitter –

LinkedIn –

SQL Blog –

Personal Blog –

Forum –



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