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22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Trent Gray-Donald

Trent Gray-Donald
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Analytics, IBM

Trent Gray-Donald is a distinguished engineer in IBM Analytics’s Analytic Platform Services organization, where he works on analytics services for IBM Bluemix, including IBM Big Insights and Apache Spark. Previously, Trent worked on high-speed in-memory analytics solutions, such as Cognos BI and DB2 BLU. He was a member of the IBM Java Technology Centre and was overall technical lead on the IBM Java 7 project. Trent holds a bachelor of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.


14:0514:45 Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Level: Beginner
Trent Gray-Donald and Gil Vernik explain the challenges of current Hadoop and Apache Spark integration with object stores and discuss Stocator, an open source object store connector that overcomes these shortcomings by leveraging object store semantics. Compared to native Hadoop connectors, Stocator provides close to a 100% speedup for DFSIO on Hadoop and a 500% speedup for Terasort on Spark. Read more.