Announced Friday, November 7, 2014 at the May Fair Hotel in London, the awards recognize the leading technologies and vendors in their area of expertise, through an auditable and transparent methodology underpinned by the input and experience of seven judges - five buy-side-focused technology consultants and two Buy-Side Technology editors.
Buy-side institutions are typically large financial firms like private equity funds, mutual funds, life insurance companies, unit trusts, hedge funds, and pension funds. Datawatch clients on the buyside include Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, Citadel, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and J.P. Morgan. They use Datawatch visualization solutions to analyze real-time market activity and perform in depth analysis of historical trading and risk data.
The Datawatch visual data discovery platform retrieves data directly from sources commonly used in buy-side institutions, including real-time data feeds, in-memory databases, relational databases, CEP engines, message buses and spreadsheets. The architecture eliminates the need for a middle layer, including data warehouses, data marts and proprietary databases that add costs and latency. “Datawatch’s real-time data capabilities provide buy side users with the unique ability to visualize data as it happens, giving these users a distinct advantage in the market,” said Ben Plummer, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Strategic Alliances for Datawatch. “It’s wonderful to have such a highly regarded organization like Waters recognize the value our technology brings to our customers,” he added.
Real-time visualizations provide traders and portfolio managers with clear, up-to-the-minute understanding of investment performance. Users can see how a portfolio is performing and responding to market changes. Managers see details for all portfolios in a single view and can drill down to see details about underlying instruments, or drill up to view aggregated data across different metrics. They can also analyze portfolio relative contributions, screen out constituents that do not merit attention and get complete details on the ones that do.
About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (datawatch.com) provides visual data discovery software that optimizes any data regardless of its variety, volume, or velocity delivering next generation analytics to reveal valuable insights for improving business. Its unique ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files and EDI streams with real-time streaming data idiscover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.
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