Visakh Murukesan aka Visakh16 is a Business Intelligence Architect based in India who has over 12 years of experience in designing and implementing end to end datawarehouse projects using Microsoft BI Stack consisting of SSIS,SSRS,SSAS with SQLServer as the backend database. Visakh is very active in SQLServer Technical Communities as a blogger, Wiki author/editor and in forums. He has also done some speaking engagements in SQLSaturday Dallas. He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2010) for his contributions to the SQLServer Tech community. He has been re-awarded in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

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Visakh16 shares his knowledge around SQLServer, SSIS, SSRS and Excel PowerPivot through his personal blog:

Technet Wiki Articles

All Visakh16's authored Wiki articles:

  1. T-SQL : Get Weekday Number of the Month - B
  2. T-SQL: Get Current Fiscal Year Dates - B
  3. T-SQL: Retrieve ConnectionString Details From a SSIS Package - B
  4. Import a SSIS Project From Catalog Using T-SQL Script - G
  5. Finding SSIS Packages having References to a Table or Column - G
  6. SSRS Tips: Adding Custom Formats Within Textbox Data
  7. SQL: Full Outer Join The Most Generic Join Statement - G
  8. Generate Scripts for Stored Procedures Without Dynamic SQL in SSMS - B
  9. Random SSRS Musings 1 : Rowset Concatenation Using Native SSRS Expressions - G
  10. Behavioral Difference of IIf Function in T-SQL Compared To SSRS - G
  11. Random SSRS Musings 2 : Simulating NOT IN and NOT LIKE Functionality In SSRS Filter Expressions - G
  12. T-SQL Tips : Search and Replace String From Multiple Nodes Within a XML Document  - S
  13. Setting Dependencies Between SQLServer Agent Jobs - G
  14. SSIS : Importing FlatFiles with Varying Number of Columns Across Rows - S
  15. Parsing Out Data From Flat File With Inconsistent Delimiters in SQL Server - G
  16. SQLServer Tips: How To Make a Table Read Only in Database - G
  17. Graph Based Tables in SQL Server 2017 - G
  18. Understanding the Internals of Import Flat File Wizard in SQL 2017 - G
  19. FORMAT Function Behavior Difference - Datetime vs Time Datatypes - G
  20. Graph Table Enhancements : Edge Constraints, System Utility Functions - G
  21. SQL Server: Real Time Data Streaming Using Apache Kafka 
* G - Gold, S- Silver, B - Bronze

Technet Wiki Medals

Visakh16 has achieved 18 Medals till now including 12 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals

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Visakh16 was also listed among Top 20 Technet Gurus in MSDN

Top 20 Technet Gurus

Visakh Murukesan has also been the topper multiple times in the leaderboard for database system contributors published by MSDN

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Visakh's interview done by Technet Wiki community can be found here

Interview with Visakh16


Visakh has the following certifications:

  • MCSA:  Microsoft SQLServer 2012
  • MCITP: Microsoft SQLServer 2008 BI Developer
  • MCTS:  Microsoft SQLServer 2005


Visakh16 mostly tweets about his blogs through twitter address below


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