Torsten is a Principal Program Manager Lead in the Enterprise and Cloud division at Microsoft. Torsten's current responsibilities are Elastic Scale for Azure SQL Database with a special focus on the intersection of scalability and developer experience for Azure SQL Database. Torsten has more than 15 years experience working with Microsoft SQL Server products, with 10+ years working on SQL Server product teams in Redmond serving in different roles in development and program management. He holds a PhD in computer science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.