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Technical Deep Dive: Using Kafka to Optimize Real-Time Analytics in Financial Services & IoT Applications

Date Recorded: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 When it comes to the fast-paced nature of capital markets and IoT, the ability to analyze data in real time is critical to gaining an edge. It’s not just about the quantity of data you can analyze at once, it’s about the speed, scale, and quality of the data you have at your fingertips. Modern streaming data technologies like Apache Kafka and the broader Confluent platform…

Panopticon 17.2 Released

Panopticon 17.2 is now available! The new release incorporates important updates to the platform’s visual analytics capabilities, improvements in data connectivity, new data flow monitoring functions, and new streaming processing (event processing) operators. Improvements in Panopticon 17.2 are all based on requests from users working on the electronic trading and surveillance desks at global banks. The changes enable traders and compliance personnel to conduct more in-depth analysis of real time trading activity and…

Trading Tech Summit in London – February 27, 2019

The Trading Tech Summit in London is aimed at senior-level decision makers in trading technology, electronic execution, trading architecture and offers a day packed with insight from practitioners, from recent gamekeepers- turned-poachers, and from innovative suppliers happy to share their experiences in dealing with the enterprise challenges facing our marketplace. Join us to connect with like-minded practitioners and learn new and innovative approaches and technologies to help you manage your trading…

Hindsight Isn’t Always 20/20 In Data Analytics

There’s a popular saying that hindsight is 20/20 but it isn’t always true when it comes to analytics.  To understand what really happened during the last month, quarter or year, you need to start with clean and complete datasets, utilizing the domain expertise from across the entire organization. And advancing your data strategy beyond descriptive “Hindsight” analytics to predictive or prescriptive analytics requires even more time, labor and analytic expertise.   For most organizations, this is often easier said than done. …

Webinar: Visualization of Real Time Analytics to Improve Trading Performance

Date Recorded: December 12, 2018 Richard Johnson of Greenwich Associates conducted an in-depth webinar looking at how high performing trading desks are taking control of their data, streamlining workflow and improving trading and operational performance. Data is the lifeblood of trading but many desks do not have the right tools or techniques necessary to process the terabytes of data each day. Special guest speaker: Keyvan Azami, Managing Director and Global…

Technical Deep Dive: Optimize Execution Quality with Cloud Data, Python and Streaming Analytics

Date Recorded: Thursday, November 15, 2018 The availability of vast databases of tick-by-tick market data combined with the latest generation of streaming analytics software creates new ways for traders and portfolio managers to find alpha. This webinar is a follow up to our November 1, 2018 webinar in which our panel discusses new approaches to the old problems of optimised execution, the role of new technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) in improvement,…

Webinar: Optimize Execution Quality with Cloud Data, Python and Streaming Analytics

Trade execution is critical to competitive advantage, so how can it be optimised, what challenges does it present and what types of approaches and technologies can firms implement to resolve any problems? This webinar will consider new approaches to the old problems of optimised execution, the role of new technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) in improvement, and how to implement and integrate tools and technologies to build an efficient and cost-effective technology stack. It…

Panopticon 17.1 Now Available

Altair Corporation today announced the general availability of version 17.1 of the Panopticon Streaming Analytics Platform. The release incorporates numerous improvements to data connectivity, visualizations, and time series analytics capabilities. It also includes a more streamlined user interface and enhanced deployment capabilities for the Panopticon Streams stream processing component of the Platform. The release is available to all Panopticon license holders now. In particular, Panopticon 17.1 includes: New data connector for kdb+ and kdb+tick for…

Buy Side or Sell Side, Is Real Time Analytics on Your Side? A look at how all capital markets firms can benefit from streaming analytics

By Peter Simpson, VP of Streaming Analytics at Altair Panopticon What better reason than a historic week of intense market volatility to make us pause and spend some time on a favorite topic of brokers, fund managers and researchers alike… data analytics.  Real-Time streaming analytics, to be precise. The calm waters that had existed for months on Wall Street came to an abrupt end last week, as we witnessed the worst market losses since…

Interactive Kafka Streaming Processing & Visual Analytics Workshop – London

Peter Simpson is Vice President of Streaming Analytics and is responsible for driving the vision and strategy for the company’s visual data discovery solutions. Prior to Datawatch, Peter was Product Manager at Instant Information, a provider of news analytics solutions to trading desks. He also held analytical roles at HSBC Global Markets within Technology, Equities and Research for several years. Peter holds a MSc in Info Systems Engineering and a BSc in…