XenoNews - May 2008 Newsletter
Good to catch up at Trade Tech Europe 2008.
Thanks to everyone who visited our stand at Trade Tech Europe 2008 last month. It was good to catch up with new and old contacts alike and share our recent product developments with you. Many of the speakers at the show seem to be waiting for the new trading venues to come on line, with the volumes of trading on Chi-X being the main newsworthy item. Read more.
Brian and Louise meet with Guillaume and Boyan of CSC Paris
Visit us at Sifma, New York
Our North American team look forward to meeting those of you planning to be at Sifma 2008.
For up to the minute news on recent product developments on tick/time series analysis and high performance computing, partnerships and client wins, be sure to join us for a fresh espresso and chat on stand 1845.
News in brief
Technology Vision: Proprietary Performance, Standards Based.
Read the new Microsoft case study which details some of the work that Xenomorph and the Microsoft DPE team have been doing in getting Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2005 to support Xenomorph's proprietary time-series technology. Due for release later this summer, this new technology is being tested on large databases (750 billion records so far!) and will offer high performance tick/time series analysis, with the benefit of leveraging the database management and reporting tools of Microsoft SQL Server.
XenoInsider - get on the inside track with the Xenomorph Blog.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Xenomorph corporate blog which can be found at:
Get involved and join the debate!
Xenomorph wins the Financial-I enterprise data retrieval and analytics award for the second year running.
A panel of journalists from Financial-I, industry analysts and thought leaders selected Xenomorph to win the award for enterprise data retrieval and analytics for the second year running at the Leaders in Innovation Awards, which recognizes companies that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to innovation.
Brian Sentance, CEO of Xenomorph commented: "We are proud to win this award for the second year running as it recognizes our desire to make our clients more successful by closing the productivity gaps between high performance database technology, data management and end-user data analysis."
"Spreadsheet in a database" technology gets academic recognition.
A paper on Xenomorph's spreadsheet in a database technology - 'Spreadsheet Inside' - has been accepted to the arXiv.org academic archive at Cornell University.
Below is the abstract from the paper. If you would like to read it in full, follow this link.
"Spreadsheets in financial markets are frequently used as database, calculator and reporting application combined. This paper describes an alternative approach in which spreadsheet design and database technology have been brought together in order to alleviate management and regulatory concerns over the operational risks of spreadsheet usage. In particular, the paper focuses on the rapid creation and centralised deployment of statistical analytics within a software system now in use by major investment banks, and presents a novel technique for the manipulation in spreadsheets of high volumes of intraday market data."
If the subject of controlling and centralizing spreadsheet calculations is of interest, then you can also take a look at Xenomorph's white paper on "Spreadsheet Inside" at http://www.xenomorph.com/downloads/whitepapers/spreadsheet-inside/
Xenomorph in the news
Wilmott - OTC Processing and Lego?
In Brian Sentance's March column in Wilmott magazine, Xenomorph's CEO suggests that OTC Derivative Processing still has a lot to learn, possibly even from one of his favourite childhood toys, Lego.
Finance on Windows - Strange Landscape
The February 2008 edition of Finance on Windows looks at how new technologies are transforming the investment industry, how firms can maximize the speed and accuracy of their investments and captures Xenomorph's thoughts on the rapid increase in data volumes. See http://www.xenomorph.com/news/inthepress/2008/feb/fow/
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