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Tick Data: Crunchable Numbers

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 23 Q4 2011

A regular conversation piece with our readers is data. Not just the usual "faster, faster" topic, but also how to minimise the management overhead of historical data used for analysis and model building. Which led Automated Trader's Founder, Andy Webb, and our friends in the Wrecking Crew to take a look at Tick Data's data service and its TickWrite application.

Sherlock Holmes got it partially right:
"It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."
(The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Inconsiderately, Holmes didn't come up with any convenient additional quotes about how to efficiently warehouse and manage an excess of murder clues, but we'll just have to make do on that front. Ou

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