Alexei Khalyako has been with Microsoft for over 10 years. He begin working on the SQL Server team collecting globalization requirements for SQL Server 2005 from European countries. He’s been a member of the SQLCAT European team for about 4 years. His focus is on helping implement large-scale data warehouses for such customers as well-known European telecommunication organizations, using architecture principles defined in the Fast Track Reference Architecture guide. He has published articles on different database topics and graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.