Ajay Jagannathan leads the Tiger RDBMS team in SQL Server Data Platform Group, based in Redmond, WA, USA. He has a B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, M.S. in Computer Science and 20 years of industry experience. His team is currently responsible for database engine features for in-market versions of SQL Server. In addition to this, the Tiger team works closely with several Tier 1 SQL Server customers as well as partners in the field to ensure they are successfully able to use the database platform for their business applications. They understand and gather information about product usage and feedback from these engagements to drive improvements into the product. Prior to this role, he was an Escalation Engineer in SQL Server CSS for several years. He has deep understanding and experience in various features of the product spanning over eight versions of SQL Server, starting with SQL Server 6.5 and up to and including the latest release.