Building a 360 degree view of the customer with data is a two-way process

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Oct 262016
 
US Route 360

Today I crosslink to my article Building a 360 degree view of the customer with data is a two-way process as originally published to Finextra on 18 October 2016.

“The banking sector in the UK has become much more competitive – new challenger banks have increased savings rates to attract customers while new service offerings aimed at underserved markets are also coming to market. The banking sector has seen growth, mergers and splits over the past few years as well, creating new entities that have to attract customers in new and smarter ways.”

Simplifying Market Tick Data Management

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Sep 052016
 
market data

Today I crosslink to my article Simplifying Market Tick Data Management as originally published to Finextra on 12 August 2016.

“For my first post, I thought I’d look at some of the issues that exist around managing trading data. After all, market trading generates phenomenal amounts of data. The NYSE, for example, saw more than 3.17 billion trades on the 18th of December 2015, with a value of over $110 billion. The NASDAQ has more than 2,000 equities that are being actively traded. As each market trade takes place, banks and financial services institutions have to ingest and track these transactions over time. The volume of trades for each equity can reach up to a few million ticks per single day, and exponentially more for equity options; multiply this across multiple stocks and exchanges, and the volume of data created over time is vast.”

Software development in banking: Where MiFID II can lead to better applications

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Aug 282016
 
JAX Magazine August 2016 cover

I am pleased to relay that JAX Magazine published my article Software development in banking: Where MiFID II can lead to better applications in the August 2016 issue.

“The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID, was originally developed to regulate financial markets across the European Union, creating a single market for investment services and other activities. Following the launch of MiFID in 2007, a new version has been discussed and is due to be brought into force in January 2018.”

Searchable XML Documents with DataStax Enterprise

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Feb 072016
 
XML

Recently a customer asked for advice on storing a large number of XML documents in DataStax Enterprise. Though each XML document will be just a few kilobytes in size, there will be many billions of them. Multiple fields inside each XML document must be indexed and searchable in real time.

I have come across this and similar use cases a few times as a Solutions Engineer for DataStax, and indeed we are an excellent database platform for building a large, distributed, searchable document store. So in turn I created the DataStax XML Demo to show one way to store, index, and search XML documents with DataStax Enterprise. Please check out the GitHub repository and write me with your thoughts and questions.

DataStax Summit Europe 2016
To strike a related but tangential note, please come heckle me and my colleagues at DataStax Summit Europe 2016 in April. Open to all, free to register. You have no excuse, and you just might learn something.