Artin Avanes

Program Manager, Microsoft

Artin Avanes joined Microsoft in 2011 and is a program manager for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse. He is currently an improvement lead on the integration of NoSQL environments with PDW, such as the Hadoop integration via the Polybase project. He was also involved in developing the Hadoop connectors for both SQL Server and PDW and has worked on Distributed SQL and BI integration. 

Previously, Artin served as research assistant for the database systems group at Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany, bringing together ideas from database systems, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, and operation research and scheduling methods. He was also a research visitor at Stanford University’s Infolab. Artin holds a master’s degree in computer science and obtained his PhD in computer science in 2010.