SQL Server 2022 acceleration & offloading with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (QAT) | Data Exposed

with Anna Hoffman, David Pless

In this episode with Anna Hoffman and David Pless, we will discuss the new foundational capability in SQL Server 2022 that leverages acceleration technologies from partners such as Intel to provide extended capabilities. At release, Intel® QuickAssist Technology (QAT) provides backup compression and hardware offloading. We will discuss the hardware, configuration, operating modes, and use-cases in which database administrators would want to leverage these technologies, along with usage considerations.


  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 01:34 - Hardware acceleration for backup compression
  • 03:00 - Software acceleration
  • 04:00 - Demo
  • 09:33 - Getting started

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