Partners

We continue to work closely with partners to successfully deliver our portfolio of analytics solutions in what we see as a truly end-to-end partnership.

Working with some of the world’s most successful enterprises, we aim to build our partner programme to become one of the best in the industry.

ALA InfinityLab

Comprising academics from the University of St Gallen Switzerland and the University of Milan, ALA InfinityLab has developed a unique method for using information discovered in news articles, message board and social media to generate financial predictions and trading strategies based on sentiment analysis.

CISCO

ALA uses Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure for Big Data Analytics. Cisco have Big Data SKU bundles, Big data starter, High performance, Performance Optimised, Capacity Optimised and Extreme Capacity options, thus providing scalable solutions to organisations with different capacity requirements. Also, the Nexus networking solutions provide industry leading connectivity to support our proposed solutions.

MapR

MapR and ALA work together to deliver world-class big data and analytics solutions to help financial markets firms quickly get started with big data projects and achieve faster time-to-value.  MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified big data platform.

HP Vertica

HP has developed award winning software specifically designed to provide the best results for combining structured and unstructured data.

HP’s HAVEN solution is a combination of 3 key elements: A Hadoop datalake (see below), Idol unstructured data processing layer and a Vertica database for blazingly fast analytical queries.

Vertica is HP’s industry-leading Big Data platform for structured and semi-structured data, regularly beating Teradata, Exadata, Netezza and Green Plum in Proof of Concept comparisons of speed and performance. It’s a next generation columnar, Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture database with high availability and strong compression rates, with customers including Facebook, Twitter and several large banks.

TABLEAU

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award-winning software delivers fast analytics, visualisation and rapid-fire business intelligence on data of any size, format, or subject. Anyone can get answers from data quickly, with no programming required. From executive dashboards to ad-hoc reports, Tableau lets firms share mobile and browser-based, interactive analytics in a few clicks. More than 17,000 customer accounts, including some of the world’s largest enterprises, rely on Tableau.

OPTIRISK SYSTEMS

OptiRisk specialises in optimisation and risk analytics and is renowned for its research and development of models and software systems in these domains. The company has researched and published the Handbook of News Analytics in Finance and has developed the Sentiment Analysis Toolkit (SAT) which consolidates market data and news (meta) data and connects sentiment analysis to financial models.