For Your Interest…

A blog about software, technology and efficiency

Asset Managers are Hunting for Unique Data to Get an Edge – Is it Worth It?

By 2020, it's estimated that 4.4 terabytes of data will be generated each month for every human on earth. From cell phone calls to social media, credit card purchases to satellite images, the human race is creating data at an unprecedented rate.

In every sector of society, from space travel to healthcare, corporations are scrambling to make sense of the vast amounts of data being created, and figuring out new ways to use them for boosting their business. Financial markets are no different.

In asset management, this data goes far beyond the kinds of information traditionally used by investment managers in day-to-day operations, such as market data from exchanges, regulatory filings, and earnings reports.

Read More

Topics: finance, Technology, FinTech

Why Asset Managers are Migrating to Cloud Data Warehousing

 

Cloud data warehousing is more than just a buzz word. It is the underpinning of a giant technological shift in the way all kinds of firms store, process, and analyze the ever-growing amounts of data critical to their business.

Capital markets firms have traditionally been slow to move, but outside finance, momentum is building. Here at UBTI, we have seen firsthand the surge in asset managers that want to store their data in the cloud instead of on-premise.  

Read More

Topics: finance, Technology, cloud, Data Warehousing

Top Fintech Trends for Asset Managers in 2019

Automobiles, healthcare, entertainment, personal banking… it seems every sector in the world is undergoing rapid disruption at the hands of technology. Financial services, though often slower to adapt than Silicon Valley, is no different. A growing base of Millennials investors is forcing firms to rethink everything from portfolio construction to digital customer support.

Here’s a look at the top three fintech trends to keep an eye on this year.

Read More

Topics: finance, Technology, FinTech

Your Guide to Choosing the Right Version of SQL Server


Time to read – 3 minutes

This blog post will help you determine the best version of SQL Server for your organization’s needs.
 

Continuous Improvement

Data management gets a little easier with the release of each version of SQL Server.

With each new version, the performance gets enhanced through the introduction of new functions that previously required complex coding. Security features and analytics capabilities generally also get a nice tune-up.

With each new version you may think, “it can’t get any better than this”, but alas, the thought only prevails until the release of the next version!

Read More

Topics: Technology, SQL Server, Database Management