On April 1, 1996, Daiwa Securities became the first company in Japan to offer a securities trading service over the Internet with a Unix-based service. However, with the demand for high-speed processing increasing, Daiwa Securities and Daiwa Institute of Research decided to upgrade the infrastructure platform for its online trading service with the help of Fujitsu (News - Alert).
Fujitsu's Linux -based Primesoft Server is a high-speed in-memory data management software, which delivers high availability, speed, scalability and enables processing at microsecond speeds, said company officials.
High-speed data processing is possible because the Primesoft (News - Alert) Server doesn't store data on a hard disk; it directly stores and manages data in memory, which is quickly accessible.
In addition to enabling high-speed processing, the new system delivers stability during peak access times and is designed with an emphasis on security and session management functions that help manage user authorizations and profiles.
As the volume of session management processing increases, no adjustments need to be made to the applications, instead the capabilities can be further upgraded.
The software, which was previously deployed in arrowhead, the trading system of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, also enables the reincorporation of damage-recovered sections without service interruption.
BMC BladeLogic Server Automation software, for which Fujitsu handles sales and support, enables maintenance tasks to be performed quickly and accurately. These are automatically executed for multiple servers simultaneously.
The current upgrade needed Daiwa Securities to migrate from a commercial Unix-based system to a Linux-based one. Fujitsu's Interstage Application Server was used for this purpose. Daiwa began a phased migration to the new system in October 2011, which became fully operational since April 2012.
The new system, considered as one of Japan's largest online trading systems built using Linux open source software, will also lead to lower maintenance costs through the use of virtualization.
Thus with Fujitsu's Primesoft server and other support services, Daiwa Securities appears to be thoroughly groomed for high processing online securities trading service.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey