Darren Bathgate is a technical architect at Kenzan, where he designs data models for several relational SQL databases, including MySQL and Oracle, and optimizes query performance on legacy databases. He has built reactive data pipelines using Hadoop, Kafka, Akka, Spark, and Cassandra and continues to explore distributed data systems with Greenplum as well. Previously, he was an intern at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, where he assisted with the development of financial reporting using Oracle and PL/SQL and desktop apps backed by SQL Server. Darren holds a master’s degree in information technology from New England Institute of Technology, where he focused on data warehousing, project management, and leadership. He is also an enthusiast of computer hardware and builds computers and stays up to date on the latest technologies, including NVMe storage and next-gen CPUs and GPUs. Outside of work, rock climbing and gaming keep him occupied.
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