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Subject svn commit: r781682 - /websites/staging/river/trunk/content/river/success-stories.html
Date Sun, 26 Dec 2010 21:23:47 GMT
Author: buildbot
Date: Sun Dec 26 21:23:46 2010
New Revision: 781682

Staging update by buildbot


Modified: websites/staging/river/trunk/content/river/success-stories.html
--- websites/staging/river/trunk/content/river/success-stories.html (original)
+++ websites/staging/river/trunk/content/river/success-stories.html Sun Dec 26 21:23:46 2010
@@ -91,6 +91,46 @@
+<h2 id="sucden_financial_limited">Sucden Financial Limited</h2>
+<p><a href="http://www.sucdenfinancial.com/">Sucden Financial Limited</a>
+its own futures and options trading system called STAR, built
+primarily on the Java and Jini (Apache River) technologies.</p>
+<p>The development of the system began when I joined Sucden almost ten
+years ago, beginning with connection to the Liffe derivatives
+exchange. It soon became the company’s primary trading system, and
+connectivity to the ICE and LME exchanges quickly followed.</p>
+<p>With many local and remote users and ever increasing trading volumes,
+the typically n-tier architecture was difficult to upgrade, suffered
+from problems with scalability and was very susceptible to
+communications failures between it and the exchange host systems.</p>
+<p>In 2006 we started a project to migrate to a service oriented
+architecture, specifically choosing Jini as a 100% Java solution. Jini
+had been around for a long time and I always thought it held great
+promise for our kinds of application, which needed very high
+throughput and fault tolerance – we (myself, Phil Harron and Hector
+Angel), were itching to use it for something useful. We hired IncaX
+consultants Phil Bishop and Nigel Warren to help us get going on the
+project. In 2007, Tom Hobbs and Ian Wood joined us and we began
+building all kinds of service management tools and infrastructure to
+encapsulate the complexities of Jini. A new kind of STAR was finally
+born early in 2009.</p>
+<p>Jini has allowed us to move all our business logic into services,
+allowing for superb scalability, redundant exchange connections, and
+fault tolerant patterns which enable us to upgrade and perform
+maintenance in a live scenario. The system can monitor itself and
+alert support staff of problems automatically.</p>
+<p>To visualize and manage the entire system, we built <a href="http://netbeans.dzone.com/nb-financial-management-console
where we can">an application on
+the Netbeans platform</a>
+immediately see the interaction between services and generally monitor
+the health of the system as a whole. This is an ideal platform on
+which to present the Jini service UIs.</p>
+<p>We are looking forward to upgrading to the Apache River code in 2011
+and hope that the renewed efforts on this open source project will
+help to spread the word about this excellent technology far and wide."</p>
+<p>Mark Phipps
+Front Office Development Manager, Sucden Financial Limited.</p>
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