Improving the Derivatives Trading Process with DB2 PureXML
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Overview: Trading in Over-The-Counter (OTC) and exchange-based derivatives has grown tremendously during the past several years and shows little sign of abating. A variety of factors are fueling this rapid growth, including market volatility, an increased focus on managing risk and increased activity from hedge funds, banks, insurance firms and other parties. This white paper explores the unique business characteristics of derivatives trading applications, explains their impact on traditional information management systems and describes how pureXML database management technology available in IBMs DB2 addresses the challenging XML data processing and performance requirements associated with trading derivatives.