Primary Role
Senior Director, Data Platform at Microsoft
University of Chicago

Person Details


John “JG” Chirapurath is senior director of SQL Server & SQL Azure planning at Microsoft where he is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap.

His responsibilities span server, appliances, and private & public cloud across established workloads such as OLTP, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and emerging workloads like Big Data.

Prior this role, he was responsible for Microsoft's enteprise Identity & Security business at Microsoft.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Chirapurath was the vice president of marketing, co-founder, and board member for Sarvega Inc, a Web Services infrastructure company, leading it to acquisition by Intel Corporation. Before Sarvega, Chirapurath was a principal at Price Waterhouse Management Consulting.

Chirapurath holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Experience (4)

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    Senior Director, Data Platform
    Jun, 2011
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    Senior Director, SQL Server
    2004 - Jan, 2011
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    Vice President - Marketing
    2000 - Jan, 2003
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    Principal Consultant
    1995 - Jan, 2000