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Derek Nerenberg | Senior Enterprise Architect
& Engagement Manager

Derek Nerenberg is the Senior. Enterprise Architect and Engagement Manager at XTIVIA. He leads and manages teams to successful outcomes for Liferay DXP (aka Liferay Portal) implementations with complex integrations. With 12+ years experience with Liferay, Derek has seen the product mature and grow from a developer point of view, enabling him to successfully guide clients to the right solutions to obtain their desired outcomes.

His expertise includes enterprise portal assessments, enterprise architecture, software estimation, workstream breakdown, project sizing, and custom portal application development to name a few. Some key highlights from his career include winning the 2015 President's Quality Award from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and his role in the program/engagement management on the HP Unison Partner Portal using the Liferay Portal platform, which became the one-stop shop for 500+ channel partners in the HP ecosystem.

Derek Nerenberg
Senior Enterprise Architect
& Engagement Manager

Derek Nerenberg is the Senior. Enterprise Architect and Engagement Manager at XTIVIA. He leads and manages teams to successful outcomes for Liferay DXP (aka Liferay Portal) implementations with complex integrations. With 12+ years experience with Liferay, Derek has seen the product mature and grow from a developer point of view, enabling him to successfully guide clients to the right solutions to obtain their desired outcomes.

His expertise includes enterprise portal assessments, enterprise architecture, software estimation, workstream breakdown, project sizing, and custom portal application development to name a few. Some key highlights from his career include winning the 2015 President's Quality Award from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and his role in the program/engagement management on the HP Unison Partner Portal using the Liferay Portal platform, which became the one-stop shop for 500+ channel partners in the HP ecosystem.

Best Practice: Liferay Transaction Isolation Level for MS SQL Server

Set the transaction isolation level to READ_COMMITTED with READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT turned ON.  Yay! When I mention the words “transaction isolation level” to SQL Server DBAs, the first words out of their mouths are almost always “READ... read more

WebSphere Portal v6.0.1.1 to v6.1 Migration Notes

I’ve been running into several issues lately doing a WebSphere Portal v6.0.1.1 migration to WebSphere Portal v6.1 on the same server.  This should be a relatively straightforward process as far as WebSphere Portal migrations go, but we’ve run into several... read more

Embedding Content in Liferay v6 Theme

I recently came across a situation where the requirement was to create some navigation in a theme that spans communities.  This is something that you would normally want to just hardcode in the links and move on to the next task.  This scenario was different because... read more

Liferay v6.x Active Directory Integration – Part 1

This is a multi-part series of how to integrate Liferay v6.x with an existing Active Directory server at your organization.  It’s a fairly simple process if you know what to enter into the various fields, but one key thing that doesn’t come through on the... read more