HFT Firm Grasshopper Taps Google Cloud for Research Platform

The firm's chief investment officer, Tan T-Kiang, explains how his team is using GCP to "listen" to live market data.

Starting two years ago, Grasshopper, the Singapore-based proprietary-trading firm, has been using the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to build out its quantitative research and data-processing platforms to improve its trading capabilities.

By leveraging GCP tools such as TensorFlow, an open-source machine learning library, BigQuery, the same database on which everyday Internet users search Google, and Cloud DataFlow, which is used for processing both batch and real-time data streaming, Grasshopper

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