Maria Zakourdaev

Information & Communications Technology

SQL Server Azure Architecture Databricks PySpark PostgreSQL ElasticSearch

Ashkelon, Southern District, Israel

Maria Zakourdaev

Maria Zakourdaev, Madeira Data, Senior Data Engineer

Maria has been working with data technologies for more than 20 years. She has experience with managing enterprise-wide environments of both OLTP and data warehouse flavors, database technologies, including Postgresql, SQL Server, MySQL, AWS Aurora, Redis, AWS Redshift, Couchbase, and Elasticsearch. She likes every aspect of data management, infrastructure, query tuning, monitoring, data analysis, and data visualization. She is the main organizer of the SQL Saturday annual conference "SQL Saturday Israel," a free training event for SQL Server professionals. Maria is one of the featured authors at ( and her personal blog is at