Speaker: Robert Barr, VP Data Grid Engineering Lead, Barclays

Long gone are the halcyon days of multi-year big-budget waterfall-style projects serviced by traditional relational databases, overnight batch processing and monthly reports.

Today’s world is about immediate and global access to vast oceans of information, insights derived from the analysis of floods of data and the ability to quickly and effectively move to market and deliver value to our customers.


Financial services operate in this increasingly complex and demanding environment with escalating demands on security, performance and scalability. Regulatory requirements abound from a proliferation of financial regulatory authorities like the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and Bank of England in the UK, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Reserve (Fed) in the US and dozens more in the countries that we operate in around the world, spawning regulatory jargon like SOX, MAS, SCAP, and BASEL III.

In this talk we’ll look at the evolution of In-Memory Computing in Financial services and how it adds to and helps to address the challenges faced by large scale banking enterprises. We’ll also look a little bit ahead at emerging technologies and discuss the opportunities and challenges that they present.