Tag: finserv

Database Technology in a Blockchain World

February 28, 2018

It’s just about official—blockchain has taken over the world. Or, to be more accurate, the idea of blockchain has taken over the world. In recent months, we’ve seen Long Island Iced Tea Corp. become Long Blockchain Corp. and Kodak revive itself with blockchain aspirations. These unexpected moves led to some head scratching, but also to […]

The Changing Landscape of Databases in Financial Services

November 29, 2017

For decades, relational databases was the de-facto choice for financial service companies, until the 2000s where systems started to face challenges with scalability and availability as the amount of data being processed and consumed shaped how companies conducted their business. NoSQL databases emerged as a reaction to these challenges and while they certainly helped address […]

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What’s Missing from Your Fraud Detection Strategy?

August 24, 2017
Credit card fraud is ever-growing and ever-present. According to the 2016 LexisNexis True Cost of Fraud study, the total cost per dollar of fraud losses has reached $2.40. The total cost of fraud as a percentage of revenue has continued to rise as well, growing 11% from 2015 to 2016. Given status quo, this will [...]
Finserv: Key Trends for Fast Data

Fast Data in Financial Services: Key Trends to Maintain a Competitive Edge

August 18, 2017

Financial services institutions are faced with a number of high-pressure demands, whether it be from regulators, investors, customers, and internal business users. These demands require that firms create, monitor, and provide access to vast amounts of data which must be immediately accessible, correct, and stored for various lengths of time. Data is a lifeblood as […]

MiFID II – You’re doing it wrong …

May 24, 2017

Many financial services organizations are well on their way to implementing a data management and reporting strategy to comply with the upcoming MiFID II requirements. For our procrastinator friends out there who perhaps haven’t read through all 196 pages of the regulation as it pertains to transaction reporting requirements, here’s what you need to know. […]

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