About Benjamin Nevarez is a database professional based in Los Angeles, California and author of “Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer”, published by Red Gate books. He has more than 15 years of experience with relational databases, and has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. Benjamin has also been the technical editor of the two latest books by Kalen Delaney including “SQL Server 2008 Internals”. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and has been a speaker at several technology conferences, including the PASS Summit and SQL Server Connections. Benjamin’s blog is at http://www.benjaminnevarez.com and can be reached by e-mail at admin at benjaminnevarez dot com.