Full breadth and depth of Refinitiv’s real-time data available through flexible and secure AWS Cloud services SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 15 August 2019...

Full breadth and depth of Refinitiv’s real-time data available through flexible and secure AWS Cloud services

SINGAPORE
Media OutReach – 15 August 2019 – Refinitiv has launched
delivery of its financial data to Asia-based clients leveraging Amazon Web
Services (AWS) as it continues to expand its global cloud capabilities to meet
customers’ needs.

Refinitiv’s Elektron real-time data is now available in the
AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region, improving service quality to customers
based in the region. The Elektron real-time cloud delivery is designed to simplify
access to real-time price information across the financial community and beyond
by taking away the need to invest in on-premises infrastructure. It is also
designed to enable clients to be more nimble by helping them accelerate time to
market for businesses that need access to real-time data.

A recent survey by Refinitiv of
senior technologists and market data managers in the financial services sector
highlighted that firms across Asia intend to rapidly increase their investment
in public cloud to maximize the benefits of managing the financial data that powers their
business decisions. In fact, 86% of firms surveyed in Asia said they will use
public cloud for the majority of their market data needs in less than four
years.

An
increasing number of Refinitiv’s Asia-based clients have been signing up to use
the service, including
Currenxie, Hong Kong’s leading global payments and
commercial foreign exchange platform.

“Having
reliable, real-time foreign exchange data is very important to our
business,” said Fahd Kasri, Chief Technology Officer at Currenxie. “Being
able to access Refinitiv’s high quality data via a modern, cloud-based
Websocket API hosted on the same AWS infrastructure as our platform is an ideal
solution. We were able to go live in record time thanks to Refinitiv’s
comprehensive documentation, outstanding support, and easy-to-use API.”

“It’s clear to us that Asia-based
firms are starting to aggressively
accelerate their cloud plans as they realise
how
leveraging the cloud across their market data
infrastructure can help them move faster, grow their business, reduce their
costs and better manage their risks,” said Alfred Lee, Managing Director, Asia
Pacific at Refinitiv. “Refinitiv is directly meeting the needs of our clients
in this region through this cooperation with AWS.”

“We believe the cloud is transformational for how the
financial community consumes data,” said Brennan Carley, Global Head of
Enterprise for Refinitiv. “The initial success of our Elektron real-time
cloud delivery shows the benefits of combining high quality data with
simple access across a broad range of innovative use cases.”

He
added: “Refinitiv’s real-time financial content is delivered on AWS, so
customers have increased accessibility to data and flexibility in how it’s
used. Together, we deliver data directly to customer applications anywhere
globally, while supporting integration and deployment of solutions requiring
exact content, smarter analytics, and controlled distribution. Access to
real-time and historic content in minutes instead of days empowers predictive
analytics, risk modelling with grid computing, data lakes for managing content,
and business intelligence derived from machine learning.”

“We’re
delighted to be working with Refinitiv across Asia Pacific. From emerging
fintech startups to global enterprises, AWS helps customers accelerate their
go-to-market, automate and strengthen security, improve customer experiences,
and lower costs. Refinitiv’s Elektron on the AWS Cloud is a great opportunity
for customers in financial services to harness the power of data,” said Ed
Lenta, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, AWS.


About Refinitiv

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest
providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000
institutions in over 190 countries. It provides leading data and insights,
trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a
thriving global financial markets community – driving performance in trading,
investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management,
enterprise risk and fighting financial crime.

Source:: Media Outreach

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