Rudi Bruchez is an Independent Consultant and Trainer based in Paris, France. He has 15 years of experience with SQL Server. He has worked as a DBA for CNET Channel, a subsidiary of CNET, at the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) headquarters in Geneva and at Promovacances, an online travel company in Paris. Since 2006, he has been providing consulting and audits as well as SQL Server training. As SQL Server is evolving into a more complex solution, he tries to make sure that developers and administrators keep mastering the fundamentals of the relational database and the SQL language. He has co-authored one of the best-selling books about the SQL language in French, which was published in 2008 and is the only French book about SQL Server optimization. He can be contacted at http://www.babaluga.com/.