Infrastructure Technologies

Altibase Taps Red Hat for Cloud Database

Fort Lee, NJ-based in-memory database provider Altibase has switched the operating system for its Amazon Web Services deployment of its Altibase HDB Cloud database platform from running on SUSE Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which officials say will…

Plug and Play

In the course of my job, I primarily speak with technologists. That is to say, the people who actually do the implementations in firms, and who are involved in the purchase, decision making and the due diligence.

James Rundle: Round Pegs, Square Holes

James takes away several key points from this year’s European Trading Architecture Summit, the most pertinent of which is that sometimes, the benefits of projects and technology initiatives are often hard to see at the start.

ETAS 2013: To Meet Challenges, IT Needs "Commando" Units

In his keynote address at the 2013 European Trading Architecture Summit (ETAS), Pierre Dulon, CIO at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA CIB) said that in order to address the challenges of the new banking environment, IT as a function…

Exablaze Preps New NIC, 40GigE Support

Australian low-latency networking technology vendor Exablaze, a spin-off from highi-frequency trading firm Zomojo, is developing a stripped-down version of its ExaNIC network interface card, and is building support into its products for 40 Gigabit…

Fund Administrator Apex Moves to Eze Private Cloud

Apex Technologies, which provides IT backing for administration of about $25 billion in buy-side assets across both on- and offshore locations, will now operate its strategic IT solutions and private cloud services from an installation with Eze Castle…

Pulling Weeds: Sell Side Confronts Technology Stack Upgrades

Despite the current era in the capital markets as one of tight budgets, firms across the sell side are waking up to the fact that radical changes are needed to their technology stacks. From banks, to brokers and exchanges, questions remain around how…

Ex-UBS CTO Founds Cloud Startup

Andy Brown, former group chief technology officer at UBS, has left the Swiss bank to set up Street Scale IT Group, a company that will focus on bringing IT economies of scale around datacenters and cloud hosting to regulated industries, starting with…