Trading Floor Tremors – Big Data To The Rescue

“It only takes four seconds to invest thousands of million of pounds”, said Jérôme Kerviel, the now-imprisoned rogue trader. While it makes me wonder whether I’m in the right business, his and other similar stories do emphasize the very thin red line between huge success and ruinous behaviour in the financial trading world, where ultra-low latency financial networks operating at the speed of light create huge waves from even a single error – intentional or not.



http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/quocirca-insights/2013/06/trading-floor-tremors---big-da.html