William Benton, Data Scientist at Red Hat

William Benton

Data Scientist, Red Hat

William Benton leads a data science team in Red Hat’s Emerging Technologies group, where he has applied analytic techniques to problems ranging from forecasting cloud infrastructure costs to designing better cycling workouts. His current development focus is contributing to open-source distributed computing projects, but he has also conducted research and development in the areas of static program analysis, managed language runtimes, logic databases, cluster configuration management, and music technology. Benton holds a PhD in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin.


Analyzing Log Data With Apache Spark

Contemporary applications and infrastructure software leave behind a tremendous volume of metric and log data. This aggregated “digital exhaust” is inscrutable to humans and difficult for computers to analyze, since it is vast, complex, and… Read more