‘Unstructured Data’ Algorithmic Trading Articles & Financial Insight
- Rooftop Parties: How extremely small waves are making very big waves in the markets
SUBSCRIBERS ONLYFibre optic networks are far and away the dominant force in financial communications. But difficult technical challenges with microwave technology have been overcome and routes that are straighter and faster than ever before are now possible. James FitzGerald talks to some of the companies that are truly in the high frequency business.
- The Year of Big Data: The challenges of putting trillions of odd-shaped pegs into neat little holes
SUBSCRIBERS ONLYThe volume of digital content is forecast to surge to a staggering 2.7 zettabytes in 2012. How big is that? One of those is 10 to the 21st power. We're talking billions and billions of terabytes. What's more, at least 90 percent of that will be unstructured, made up of enormous numbers of files based on social media or web-enabled processes. How do companies turn this information soup into something palatable? The short answer is, in lots of ways. Adam Cox reports.
- Voracious readers: The changing world of unstructured data
SUBSCRIBERS ONLYReckon you're a fast reader? There's a reasonable chance your company has machines that have already read every single word in this article, long before you could lay eyes on it. If that's the case, you're currently in the minority among market participants - but you may not be for long. Signs point to a steady climb in the adoption of systems that allow vast amounts of news and social data to be consumed instantly. As the technology has advanced, the market has grown more comfortable embracing it. Adam Cox surveys the unstructured data landscape and asks what's in store.