Altaira partners with Microsoft at the 2008 Microsoft Financial Services Industry Partner Summit

26 February 2008

Altaira, LLC was recently invited to attend the Microsoft 2008 Financial Services Industry Partner Summit. As a Microsoft Financial Services Industry Partner, Altaira leverages leading technologies and cutting-edge tools to deliver a best-in-class cross-asset portfolio system for front-to-middle trading and risk-management, with robust back-office reporting. By providing full portfolio analytics and risk calculations for a range of instruments (from equities, options, futures, and fixed income to highly-complex financial instruments and derivatives), Altaira has entered the market as the best overall portfolio and risk-management solution currently available for the high-end enterprise, the individual trader, and everything in between.

But the system doesn’t just look stunning. Altaira has also focused on the trinity of concurrent processing, load balancing, and flexible scalability ("scale-up" and/or "scale-out"): Behind the ultra-sleek Microsoft® .NET interface lies the raw power of grid computing built on Microsoft® technologies. Developed from the ground-up in 100% managed Microsoft® C# for rapid and stable application development – and paired with the industry-leading Microsoft® SQL Server – Altaira provides an enterprise-class turnkey solution.

Altaira also leverages such Microsoft® technologies as SQL Server Service Broker for reliable message queuing and delivery, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for built-in and custom reports, and Click-Once deployment for transparent application installation and upgrades.

Best of all, companies have the choice of extending their existing system(s) or customizing the Altaira system – using either native .NET objects or Microsoft® Internet Information Services (IIS) (“web services” for cross-platform compatibility with UNIX, etc...); this translates to virtually unlimited customization and extensibility. Whether trader, quant, auditor, or manager… Altaira isn't the only solution – but probably should be.

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