Ben Miller, Principal Consultant

Ben Miller, Principal Consultant at UpSearch

Ben Miller is a database strategist, community advocate, author, and public speaker. He is passionate about delivering creative and scalable database solutions. Ben’s passion to automate runs deep. He exemplifies how to work smarter and automates whenever possible in order to get more done with less effort.

Since 1990, Ben has been building data-centric solutions. He has the unique ability to recognize opportunities for improvement and excels at creating solutions that reduce support costs and increase ROI.

Ben is a Microsoft Certified Master (SQL Server) and Microsoft Data Platform MVP.  He holds numerous advanced industry certifications. Ben is also an active member of the SQL Server and PowerShell communities. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Western Governors University.

Ben is a lifelong bowler and data professional. He has been bowling since he was 12 and has bowled a sanctioned 300 game putting him in the Bowler’s Hall of Fame. He loves helping others get more out of life through education and volunteers regularly in his local area.


  • Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2011 – Present)

Education & Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) : SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) : Charter Data Platform
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD) : .Net 2.0
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MS-ITPRO) : Database Administrator
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Technology, Western Governors University

Information Technology Skills

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Engine Internals
  • Microsoft SQL Server Encryption
  • Microsoft SQL Server Partitioning
  • Microsoft SQL Server Availability Groups
  • Microsoft SQL Server Clustering
  • Data Warehouse and ETL Design
  • Database Development and Design
  • Data High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • DevOps and Data Management
  • ETL Architecture
  • Performance Tuning
  • Powershell

Publications & Presentations

Speaking & Community Engagements

Ben has presented at many SQL Saturday conferences throughout the United States.  He helped plan and organize Salt Lake City SQL Saturday events in 2012 and 2014 and led the PASS Utah County Chapter SQL Server User Group.