Wavelength Podcast Episode 142: AWS Talks Cloud Adoption in the Capital Markets

Also: Trading Technologies is developing an OMS for the sell side and Orbital Insight is embracing a platform-as-a-service model.

James Rundle, WatersTechnology's US editor, and Anthony Malakian, editor at large for WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

To hear the full interview, listen in the player above, or you can download it.

This week, Scott Mullins, worldwide financial services business development lead at Amazon Web Services (AWS), joins the podcast to discuss how capital markets firms are embracing public clouds, how they will look to differentiate themselves as costs come down while capacity increases, and how clouds can help in the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. But before that, Anthony and James look at how Orbital Insight will deploy a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model and how Trading Technologies will launch an order management system (OMS) in 2019.

In the News

2:30 As Orbital Insight expands the number of retailers it tracks and adds geolocation data to its offering, it will eventually deploy a PaaS model for do-it-yourself geospatial analytics.

7:30 Trading Technologies has announced the 2019 launch of an OMS designed for sell-side traders.


14:00 It’s taken some time, but capital markets firms are fully embracing public cloud offerings, most notably with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud. What’s changed?

17:30 What’s the end state for capacity and cost? As capacity increases and cost decreases, how will cloud providers differentiate themselves?

20:00 NYSE Technologies and Nasdaq FinQloud both tried to create cloud platforms specific to the capital markets, but they never quite took hold. Why weren’t capital markets firms able to create something on their own?

22:30 Where do firms go wrong when creating a cloud strategy?

26:30 How are firms deploying the cloud across the front, middle and back offices?

29:30 Should public cloud providers be labeled as Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities, similar to a clearinghouse?

33:00 How can a cloud environment help in the development of machine learning?

37:30 What’s down the road that might be revolutionary as it pertains to the cloud?


Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or James via Twitter or email.

Anthony Malakian, editor at large: @a_malakian[email protected]

James Rundle, US editor: @JimRundle; [email protected]

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 132: Thasos Group’s CEO Talks Alternative Data

Episode 133: IBM on Quantum Computing

Episode 134: All About ETFs

Episode 135: The Most Important Technologies of the Future

Episode 136: Blockchain Projects & Some Politics 

Episode 137: Bloomberg on Data Fragmentation

Episode 138: Nasdaq-Cinnober Tie-up & 10 Years After Lehman's Collapse

Episode 139: Broadridge on Emerging Tech in APAC

Episode 140: Web Data Extraction & Refinitiv Update

Episode 141: Brexit and Blockchain and Data, Oh My

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