John Davies' session | JAX Finance 2016

Fast Data & Analytics — SQL, NoSQL, IMDGs, Hadoop, Spark. What next?

Twenty years ago we were just learning how to hook up the new Java language to our relational database to run queries. Five years later and the first IMDGs are starting to appear on the scene and things get faster. Another 5 years and we get NoSQL, finally we can get rid of the ORM, NoSQL works nicely with IMDGs too. Then comes Hadoop and for some bizarre reason we start to see ORM coming back – something’s wrong. What next?

[Bit]coin flipping

Wall Street clearinghouse puts Bitcoin technology to good use

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, a firm which offers back-end trading services to countless Wall Street companies, announced plans to replace one of its central databases with a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework. The project will not use Bitcoin’s blockchain —instead, it is building a distributed ledger which will be open exclusively to invited parties.