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Programming Language Lessons learning about Barclays HFT use cases including Java C++ Linux FPGA and Erlang

(Last Updated On: December 30, 2014)

Programming Language Lessons learning about Barclays HFT use cases including Java C++ Linux FPGA and Erlang

Below is an eye popping but very recent useful video about HFT in Barclays. These topics were covered:

Java is not as desirable due to garbage collection which leads Linux Operating system Jitter

FPGA is complicated to debug and deploy

C++ techniques and libraries matter to accomplish your lowest latency

Direction towards NOSQL solutions of housing data including Cassandra and MongoDB (C++) highlighted

Erlang could be the most useful functional programming languages

Erlang from Barclays Bank Go Big video with weaknesses including potential RDMA open source solution

Note that Python nor R are mentioned in this conversation

Network monitoring matters for dropped data packets

Barclays HFT uses with vendor panel including Solarflare and Corvil video: Decent Open source solutions?

A couple of outstanding questions remain with what I am learning thus far

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