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John Easton
Distinguished Engineer - Advanced Analytics Infrastructures, IBM

Internationally known for his work helping commercial clients exploit large scale distributed computing infrastructures using new and emerging technologies, John Easton leads a team of IBM architects building the next generation of systems to support big data and analytics workloads. He is a frequent speaker at a wide range of events on topics such as hybrid systems, computational acceleration, grid computing and mission-critical
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Building on Past Experiences

September 20, 2012 | by John Easton, Distinguished Engineer - Advanced Analytics Infrastructures, IBM
I was in Oslo a couple of weeks ago taking time out from a family holiday to speak at a technical conference. With my family there too, we took the chance to do some sightseeing too and I finally had the chance to visit the Kon-Tiki Museum. Well worth a visit by the way! For many of us of a certain...

Analytics Infrastructure: Choosing the Right Platform

August 13, 2012 | by John Easton, Distinguished Engineer - Advanced Analytics Infrastructures, IBM
An analytical problem can be broken down into a number of steps: Ingest – Integration – Analysis – Interpretation And yes, I did try to find a synonym for 'analyse' starting with an 'i' so we could have “four 'i's” to complement the “three (or four, or five depending upon your source) 'v's” of big...

Analytics: Infrastructure Matters

July 20, 2012 | by John Easton, Distinguished Engineer - Advanced Analytics Infrastructures, IBM
Something has been bothering me for a number of weeks now, and it's just come into sharp focus. I've recently been working with some colleagues to address some system performance challenges at a client. I have no idea who designed the infrastructure that they are currently using, but it's...