Tortoise and the hare: Nasdaq gears up for 1st migration in a long journey to AWS

While Nasdaq is set to begin migrating its MRX exchange to AWS’s cloud infrastructure next month, the full migration program could take 10 to 15 years to complete.

Last November, Nasdaq announced that it had partnered with Amazon Web Services and would be migrating its North American markets to its cloud in a phased approach. The exchange group is now on track to take the first step in that migration, with the porting of MRX, one of its six options exchanges, to AWS infrastructure, which is set to begin on November 7.

Marc Murphy, senior vice president and head of market operations, strategic programs, and shared trading services product management for

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