February 2017: Brave New (Data) World

Every new innovation in the world of market and reference data brings with it a new set of challenges-from managing new datasets to ensuring uptime during storms and natural disasters.

Max Bowie

Take the data itself. No longer just a price or signal, it now encompasses sources like social media, or machine-readable sentiment analytics, interpretation of satellite images, or geolocation data—all unstructured data types that can yield hitherto unseen value, but which fall outside the traditional definition of data, and also outside the traditional techniques for managing structured, tabular time-series data.  Also reinventing itself is the landscape of market participants, vendors and