Kevin Kline is the Head Geek at SolarWinds ITSM. Kevin is a noted database expert and software industry veteran. At previous database software companies, his product designs won multiple "Best of" and "Readers' Choice" awards. A Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2003, he is passionate about improving the quality of life for Microsoft database professionals, their organizations, and their customers. As a SolarWinds Head Geek, Kevin focuses on helping customers with enterprise architecture, IT leadership skills, troubleshooting, and adopting best practices for optimal database performance monitoring, on-premises and in the cloud.
I loved the whole aspect of data. One thing that's really neat is that even if the application that you're using is revised, or a new version is released, or even if it's cancelled, if you have the data, you still have everything that's valuable to you. Data is not this abstract thing that only exists in the ether. It's this real thing that changes and improves people's lives. And so that's when I decided to really focus not just on writing code, but what is the data? What does it mean, it tells a story? And can we interpret that story to go from there?19 October 2021