Building Distributed Applications Integrating the Trading Value Chain via .NET Framework
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Overview: Many customers in the Securities and Capital Markets industry rely on products from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to obtain solutions for their business needs. These products usually come from different ISVs and they are based on different technologies. Very often, customers are confronted with significant post-purchase deployment and integration costs if they need various ISV products to communicate and exchange data with each other. This paper describes how Microsoft partners 4th Story, Digipede Technologies and Xenomorph Software paired and pre-integrated their product offerings to eliminate post-purchase integration costs for customers who use Microsoft’s platform in their business. Seamless integration that includes a Strategy Execution Management System with grid-enabled trading analytics and enterprise-grade data management was realized using .NET Framework 2.0. Details of this integration effort are described herein, together with functional overviews of relevant partner products.