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Priyank Singh

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since December 15, 2020

Priyank is a Python database expert who pioneers experiences in database design, big data pipelines, data modeling, and real-time data ingestion. He migrated a legacy client to Azure SQL, increasing revenue by $10 million per year and streamlined the entire DW process of three countries to keep real-time tracking of financial transactions. Priyank excels with Databricks, data lake (EDL) integration, migrations, and cloud projects, enabling clients to realize complex data projects smoothly.

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Edward Kench

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Edward is an Azure data and AI architect expert in streaming, real-time, big data, data lake, warehouse, lake house, and ML architectures on modern cloud data and AI platforms. He has experience in architecting predictive analytics, business intelligence, big data architectures, IoT and signal data, and cloud transformation, modernization, and migration. Working in finance, retail, and market research industries, Edward is a thought leader in data with solid math and analytical skills.

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Ted Tasker

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since November 2, 2022

Ted has over 25 years of working with Microsoft SQL and data products with a focus on data warehousing. He has been working primarily in Azure for the last six years, and his current focus is Synapse Analytics workspace. Often in the role of the lead architect, Ted is very familiar with all the supporting Azure technologies to deliver a modern data platform in a secure, performant, cost-efficient way. He is a Certified Azure Data Engineer and Azure Database Administrator.

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Karanpreet Kaur

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since October 5, 2022

Karanpreet is an experienced data engineer with a solid background in working with multiple leading international enterprise clients across the retail and investment banking domain. Combining her strong technical and soft skills with a rigorous knowledge of extract, transform, and load (ETL) design and data analytics, Karanpreet is also passionate and curious about the latest tech trends and always open to learning new things.

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Farzad Jalali

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
United KingdomToptal Member Since March 8, 2021

Farzad is an IT engineer, leader, architect, and problem-solver with 20 years of development experience. He has architected for cloud-native applications and for stability, introduced and implemented the best practices of CI/CD, containerized with Docker and Kubernetes (AKS), introduced engineering best practices for producing SaaS products (12 Factor), coached teams on Agile methodology, and run team workshops on topics such as GitFlow, AKS, and Azure DevOps.

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Edison Zhu

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
AustraliaToptal Member Since July 7, 2021

Edison is an Azure BI developer, data engineer, and data architect with 18 years of BI and data engineering experience across industries. Backed by an MCSE Azure Cloud Platform certification, he delivers high-quality BI solutions using Azure Data Factory (ADF), Python, Azure Functions, Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse, Power BI, Databricks, Analysis Service, and SQL Server. Edison also excels at dimensional modeling, performance turning large data warehouses, and .NET and Angular development.

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Berenice Harillo

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
ArgentinaToptal Member Since November 24, 2021

Berenice is a senior database engineer with solid experience working with relational and non-relational databases on-premises and in different clouds. She excels in managing massive data sets with various tools and dealing with performance issues. As a database expert, Berenice enjoys migrating it to the cloud and creating models and ETL in data warehousing.

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Eric He

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since June 21, 2023

Eric is an Azure data engineer with 10 years of experience. He enjoys taking challenging roles as a senior or lead developer and data architect in highly technical companies where he can utilize his skills in Azure Stack and other BI tools to provide quality service and deliver effective solutions to customers and clients.

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Peter Daniels

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since September 18, 2023

Peter is a seasoned data platform expert specializing in the Microsoft stack, including Azure. With skills ranging from data architecture and engineering to database administration and development, his 29 years of experience, multiple certifications, and passion for learning set him apart in addressing clients' diverse data requirements. Most recently, Peter helped a growing company migrate their on-premise data and AI estate into Azure as part of an ERP migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365.

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Peter Planjsek

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
SloveniaToptal Member Since November 24, 2021

After winning a local Tetris tournament at age 14, Peter decided to throw himself into computing. Today he is a software engineer with over 20 years of experience in the development of manufacturing, medical, and sports software. His free time is all about cycling, golf, sailing, and spending time with his family.

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Stephen Shaffer

Freelance Azure SQL Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since November 15, 2022

Stephen has been developing software for over 20 years, initially as a web developer and later focusing on database development and tuning. His focus has always been on the business and determining how to use technology to achieve organizational goals.

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  • How are Toptal Azure SQL developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Azure SQL developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Azure SQL developer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Azure SQL developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Azure SQL developer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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