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Build a Kafka-Enabled HTML5 Trading Analytics Dashboard in 20 Minutes

I spend most of my time on site at banks, hedge fund offices, and exchanges helping them build customized trading analytics displays. One of the most common questions I hear is, “What should our internal technology staff focus on in order to make us more responsive?” To me, there’s only one right answer: Focus on the data fabric, not the GUI. The internal staff should strive to be as responsive as possible to the trading desks.

How to Solve a $65 Million Data Problem

Maximize ROI of your data with Monarch Swarm If you’re sitting on a big pile of data and thinking you’re ahead in the data-driven game, you could be in for a big surprise. For data to be considered high-quality, it must be readily available, easily found, and usable by all your employees. The biggest data problem for most companies isn’t the accumulation and storage of as much data as…

Panopticon 16.5 Delivers New Nanosecond-level Analytics Optimized for Electronic Trading Firms

Panopticon 16.5 Delivers New Nanosecond-level Analytics Optimized for Electronic Trading Firms Latest version makes it easier for capital markets firms to comply with MiFID II/MiFIR and enhances support for Apache Kafka BEDFORD, Mass. – November 1, 2017 – Altair Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced the general availability of Panopticon 16.5. The latest version of the Panopticon real-time visual analytics platform represents a major advance in capabilities designed to help capital markets firms operate…

Cocktail Parties, Christmas Plans and MiFID II

Bloomberg recently reported about the ticking clock for MiFID II and how the regulatory change due to come into effect in January 2018 has impacted the working lives of financial professionals on both the buy and sell side. As reported in the article: “If you have started MiFID II projects too late, you won’t have time for anything else for the rest of the year and can’t even celebrate Christmas,” Christian Schoeppe, the head of…

The Secret To Better People Analytics and Reporting

Big Data isn’t the problem.  Despite the hype around “big data,” and the pressure on different business functions to prove out how they’re using big data to improve their business, HR departments don’t have a big data problem. HR departments are actually dealing with a data quality problem and a data access problem. In fact, if you try to solve your data issues from a “big data” angle, you’d be barking up the wrong tree…

Selecting the Right Self-Service Data Preparation Offering for Your Business

Note: This article originally appeared in SmartDataCollective. Self-service data preparation solution should enable users to prep less and analyze more, while providing true enterprise collaboration and agility. You’ve completed the research, and you now know that the return on investment (ROI) of self-service data preparation technology is not only proven, but invaluable.It automates and simplifies data retrieval and preparation processes, enabling even novice business users to easily and rapidly extract, manipulate, enrich and…

Turn 10 mins at HR Tech into less stressful people analytics and reporting

We’re on a mission to help you at the HR Tech Conference On October 10, thousands of HR professionals will gather at the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas. This is the 20th year for this conference, which provides insights into technology that improves the way HR works. One area that will be of interest to most attendees is how to simplify reporting. Reporting is essential for HR, and the data from those reports informs…

Solving 3 Government Intelligence Challenges with Data Prep Platforms

With daily headlines about terrorism attacks, government security and intelligence agencies are under constant pressure to analyze data quickly to uncover threats before an attack occurs. Yet in a world overrun with information, sorting through, preparing and analyzing intelligence to detect these threats can be nearly impossible without the proper data preparation and analysis tools. The problem is that the rising amount of data — especially that generated by real-time social media and messaging —…

Using Our Own Tools to Sell More Effectively

Guest blog contribution by Dan Bolon, Federal Solutions You might not typically see Sales Reps or Account Managers building complex data transformations in analytics tools, which are generally reserved for analysts in Finance, Marketing, BI or Operations. But at Altair Corporation, some are ‘eating the company’s own dog food’ and are leveraging our own Monarch solution to sell more effectively. If you’re in sales, you probably are constantly asking yourself a few questions (or, at…

Generate More Impactful Marketing Insights With Self-Service Data Prep

How can you evolve your marketing dashboards to ensure business impact of marketing activity is crystal clear to your leadership team? For years, finance departments faced similar reporting challenges, but today they use self-service data preparation tools that make getting at data stored in PDFs, spreadsheets, databases and other repositories, cleaning and manipulating it, and delivering it for analysis fast and easy. These data “prep” tools can work just as well for marketers, too,…