Data Management

Financial Risk-Analysis Firm Enhances Capabilities With Dynamic Computing

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Executive Summary

RiskMetrics Group's Risk Management Business delivers risk management services to the world's leading asset managers, banks, and institutions to help them measure and model complex financial instruments. To meet increasing market demand for risk analysis, RiskMetrics needed to accommodate increasing peak loads on its computing infrastructure for specific periods of time. The company used the Windows Azure platform - an Internet-scale services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers - to provide on-demand computing capacity for its analytics applications. Now RiskMetrics can complement its on-premises capabilities with a flexible, reliable solution that can support bursts in computing activity over short periods of time, deliver enhanced services for more customers, empower innovation, and provide the company with increased business agility.

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