Joachim Hammer has been a member of the SQL Team in the Data Systems Group (DS) for 8 years. He has been working on a variety of features and components including distributed query processing, support for data warehousing, and T-SQL programmability. Joachim is currently the PM Manager for the Redmond-based security team in DS. His team delivers security features and services for all SQL products from SQL Engine to SQL-in-a-VM to Azure SQL Database. Before joining Microsoft in 2007 he was Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida where he also served as the Director of the Database Research and Development Center.