Benefits of distributed

John Davies interview: “Moving from in-process to distributed is like falling off a cliff”


John Davies, the co-founder and CTO of C24, spoke to JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc about how to move from in-process to distributed without sacrificing aspects such as the performance cost of serialization and related garbage collection.

John Davies is co-founder and CTO of C24, a London based fast data company specializing in high-volume, low-latency complex messaging. With customers including many of the world’s largest investment banks, C24 provides data optimization for standards like SWIFT, ISO-20022, FpML and FIX as well as proprietary formats. C24 has recently released a new data optimization product – PREON – that creates highly optimized binary versions of these complex messages reducing memory and network usage by over twenty times, while significantly increasing performance. John has been global chief architect at JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and was the original architect behind Visa’s (now Visa Checkout). John has co-authored several Java books and is a frequent speaker at technical and banking conferences around the world. He is married to a French wife and has three boys (13, 15 and 17) who all love traveling (as long as there’s internet).
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