Financial data: the heart of the market

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Data volumes have steadily grown across the financial services industry as buy- and sell-side institutions extend their trading remits to include less traditional products in the increasingly challenging hunt for alpha. Sybase's Gavin Quinn believes that traditional databases simply cannot cope with the increased workload and he argues that a database that combines real-time and historical data is the way forward

The global capital markets industry creates vast quantities of market data; it c