Darren is a Senior Solutions Architect and a 27-year veteran at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon. He is currently responsible for designing SQL Server solutions that showcase the best of what Microsoft and Intel have to offer with SQL Server. He started with SQL in 1994 with SQL Server version 4.21a. Since then, he has utilized all versions of SQL and serving in many capacities including designing, implementing, and supporting Microsoft SQL Server solutions. Prior to joining “Cloud and Enterprise Solutions Group” in his current role, he was responsible for a multi-terabyte SQL Server based infrastructure supporting Intel manufacturing utilizing a cross-site availability clustering for maximum uptime and performance. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with home automation, building things, and rooting on the Timbers.


Previous Sessions

In this session we will cover the benefits of using SQL Server 2019 / 2022 with Intel technology – optimized for performance and scalability. We will discuss how SQL Server can take advantage of Intel Optane™ Persistent Memory to improve scalability, how Intel QuickAssist Technology (a new SQL Server 2022 feature) improves backup performance and capacity, and finally we will highlight new storage engine features in SQL Server 2022.