Date Added: Jul 2011
This paper defines a new business cloud model to create an efficient high-frequency trading platform. High-frequency trading systems, built to analyze trends in tick-by-tick financial data and thus to inform buying and selling decisions, imply speed and computing power. The people also require high availability and scalability of back-end systems which require high cost investments. The defined model uses cloud computing architecture to fulfill these requirements, boosting availability and scalability while reducing costs and raising profitability. It incorporates data collection, analytics, trading, and risk management modules in the same cloud, all of which are the main components of a high-frequency trading platform.