Best author award in 2021

January 3, 2022 by

One more year is behind us, and unfortunately, we are all still in the COVID-19 regime. But SQLShack Community continuous to grow and we are thankful for that to all our readers!

SQLShack Community team was diligent this year and make an effort to brought to you the best content on the network. We’d like to thank all of the authors for their contribution to spreading the knowledge around the SQL community. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

This year winner of the Best author award in 2021 is… Esat Erkec! Congrats!

He is the author of hundreds of authoritative articles on SQL Server, SQL Performance, Monitoring, Database development and design, Business Intelligence and related technology. He is a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. Most of his career has been focused on SQL Server Database Administration and Development. He can be found on LinkedIn.

Author Views
1 Esat Erkec 730004
2 Rajendra Gupta 351769
3 Nisarg Upadhyay 307544
4 Aveek Das 249023
5 Hadi Fadlallah 105819
6 Ahmad Yaseen 84278
7 Gauri Mahajan 78274
8 Rahul Mehta 70140
9 Dinesh Asanka 47441
10 Ben Richardson 33801

In 2021, Esat wrote the articles that are rated as most popular on our blog. His article SELECT INTO TEMP TABLE statement in SQL Server was viewed by more than 135 000 times! That is impressive!

Here is the list of the top 10 most popular articles in 2021:

Article Author Views
1. SELECT INTO TEMP TABLE statement in SQL Server Esat Erkec 135006
2. SUBSTRING, PATINDEX and CHARINDEX string functions in SQL queries Rajendra Gupta 118260
3. Learn MySQL: The Basics of MySQL Stored Procedures Nisarg Upadhyay 94856
4. Working with SQL NULL values Esat Erkec 90564
5. Transactions in SQL Server for beginners Esat Erkec 86040
6. Azure Data Factory Interview Questions and Answers Ahmad Yaseen 61375
7. Using Stored Procedures with Return Values Esat Erkec 54731
8. SQL SELECT TOP statement overview and examples Esat Erkec 53003
9. Setting up a PostgreSQL Database on Mac Aveek Das 46038
10. SQL Server ORDER BY performance tips Esat Erkec 42457

On the list of the most written articles, we have another winner, and that is no surprise, Rajendra Gupta – congrats! Rajendra wrote more than 80 articles which put him on the top spot, again! Excellent job, Raj!

As an MCSA certified and Microsoft Certified Trainer, Rajendra works for various large companies focusing on performance optimization, monitoring, high availability, and disaster recovery strategies and implementation. He is the author of hundreds of authoritative articles on SQL Server, Azure, MySQL, Linux, Power BI, Performance tuning, AWS/Amazon RDS, Git, and related technologies that over 10 million readers have viewed. And he was two times the winner of the Best author award at SQLShack!

Raj is always interested in new challenges, so if you need consulting help on any subject covered in his writings, you can reach him at rajendra.gupta16@gmail.com.

Author Articles
1 Rajendra Gupta 85
2 Gauri Mahajan 51
3 Aveek Das 43
4 Esat Erkec 43
5 Nisarg Upadhyay 42
6 Dinesh Asanka 25
7 Hadi Fadlallah 20
8 Rahul Mehta 19
9 Manvendra Singh 15
10 Daniel Calbimonte 6
Haroon Ashraf 6

And that is not all, folks! We have one more surprise! This year, we have one more winner in the Best new author award category – Manvendra Singh. Congrats!

Manvendra is a database enthusiast. He loves to talk and write about database technologies. He has led and delivered many projects from designing to deployments on Migrations to the cloud, heterogeneous migrations, Database consolidations, upgrades, heterogeneous replication, HA / DR solutions, automation, and performance tuning projects. You can find him on LinkedIn.

Special gratitude from the SQLShack team goes to Gauri Mahajan – our copy-editor and writer. She did a fantastic job! Her help and advice are so precious to all of us! Thank you, Gauri!

Congrats to all authors who made it to the top 10, and say our gratitude to all authors who contributed to our community. We couldn’t do it without all of you!

SQLShack team

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