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Is Amazon AWS cloud useful for algo or automated trading

Is Amazon AWS cloud useful for algo or automated trading

This is one of the many tools from Amazon for AWS released today?

http://mxnet.io/

Anyone ever use these or AWS at all for automated/systematic trading?

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Forex trading secrets course using Amazon AWS

Forex trading secrets course using Amazon AWS

Someone as from the inside sent this so thanks to him.  We just had someone last night hint they were using AWS as well.

https://www.udemy.com/trading-with-amazons-aws-servers-trade-secrets-of-the-pros/

if this AWS course you sent is true (probably is) this will wipe out literally all the cloud solutions like quantopian and qiantconnect let alone will set a new revolution for indie traders

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Will Amazon AWS Analytics make you cream your pants?

Will Amazon AWS Analytics make you cream your pants?

No, why? There is Matlab/ Remember that thing?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-web-services-to-add-analytics-1443989402

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Were we under AWS DoS attack?

Were we under DoS attack?

Rant alert:

It amazes me the amount of hacks that takes place out there due to company ignorance or laziness or cheapness. We were possibly under attack for about an hour where our firewall was getting knocked out to our ISP. It seems it pointed back to a bad IP address over in Singapore from an Amazon AWS server hub, I wonder if Amazon takes responsibility for their crappy code or servers they host in their cloud environment

http://www.quora.com/My-AWS-account-was-hacked-and-I-have-a-50-000-bill-how-can-I-reduce-the-amount-I-need-to-pay

I hope there will be a massive class action lawsuit against crummy Amazon with their lacklustre attitude. It will happen as my firewall service logs all intrusions from them. I hope a class lawyer gets access to these

 

 

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Amazon AWS cloud vs VPS for trading?

Amazon AWS cloud vs VPS for trading?
Someone sent this via my newsletter. A good reason to be on Amazon AWS?
Use of Amazon AWS cloud vs VPS
We are using AWS instances as our Docker hosts. All in all they are cost-effective when you consider the hourly cost, the bandwidth, and the convenience to scale-up or down. If you use the simple equation that electricity in the GTA is like 10 cents an hour, that buys a nice EC2 instance with lots of bandwidth.
The question begs to be asked, is the Cloud a viable place to build a Trading Platform? I’d say sure is! You could automate the bring-up of a trading server one hour before the markets open. You can get instances with 10G Ethernet which will give  you a speedy path to the exchanges and brokerages (not super-low latency, but fast enough). In some ways, the cloud is almost as good as collocating a server at an exchange (except for the low-latency network).
Enough reason to look at AWS?

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Amazon AWS or Google Cloud with Python?

 

Amazon AWS or Google Cloud with Python?

I have not had good experience with AWS due to its over engineered set of options. It is like you get lost in all those options. Talking to 3 level deep techs on potential architect ideas, I came away with that I was more confused on the question.They just seemed to throw general options of their services vs actually resolving the specific problem. Overall I am not happy on how Amazon handles its customer service affairs at all.

As I am moving away from Microsoft technologies, Azure is not an option. The next is Google Cloud, anyone have any decent experience? How about AWS itself? Google with its privacy concerns scare me most of all.

Oh yes, Python is mentioned so it now on the bucket list to learn as it has been become the standard de facto in using for Linux networking needs. That learning goal will take place later in the year. Sorry no Python needs to trading as Matlab will have that covered quite well.

Google Cloud vs AWS: a comparison

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My view on cloud and Amazon AWS

My view on cloud and Amazon AWS

A general discussion with someone at Amazon. Start from the bottom:

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Understood. I am a developer myself but I still would not move everything I do to AWS. I am looking at VPS accounts or managed servers for more control as my software solution is not in la la land somewhere with other potentially bad software. From what my community is hearing, people still want their private cloud as there are too many unknown fingers in the pie with these ‘public cloud’ ecosystems. It may work for other companies, but not for me.
As said, your customer service is quite good and I like the concerns you show, but from a technical perspective, I always like out of box solutions vs this plug and play approach. Just my useless two cents.
I guess this is why services you host would have much higher potential for outage or hacking. I cannot afford the potential liability that comes with it.

On 2015-06-29 10:52 AM, Sala, Luis wrote:
> Hi Bryan,
>
> Thanks for letting us know.
>
> Speaking for myself, I’m a big fan of Vimeo. From what I’ve read, I think it should serve you well.
>
> We often compare AWS as a series of infrastructure “building blocks” that developers can use to create all matter of new products & services. Many of them are consumer services that you probably use on a daily basis such as Pinterest and Netflix.
>
> Even Vimeo are AWS customers:
> http://www.slideshare.net/AmazonWebServices/customer-presentations-vimeoec2ny
>
> The point is that, a good chunk of our services are intended for developers and may, at times, lack the user-friendliness and convenience that more consumer or prosumer services, such as Vimeo, provide.
>
> You’ve given us some great feedback that we’ll take to heart as we explore ways of making AWS services be more easily consumable in the future. I hope to one-day be able to send you an email saying “Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made it easier to securely serve videos to your users”.
>
> For the time being, we’re simply comforted to know that, by using Vimeo, you’re still part of the AWS family, if only indirectly.
>
> We’re here to serve, so please let us know if we can ever be of service to you and QuantLabs.
>
> Kind regards,
>
>
>> On Jun 29, 2015, at 7:03 AM, Bryan Downing <feedback@quantlabs.net> wrote:
>>

>> Thanks. I am moving all my future videos onto an easier solution known as Vimeo. Your AWS is no longer part of our future due to the over-engineering and complexity of a solution that should be provided out of box. You sound like you are going down the direction of Microsoft. May the force be with you.
>> Great customer service and concern thought but the solution offered is extra complicated.
>> Sorry
>>
>> On 2015-06-29 9:50 AM, Sala, Luis wrote:

>>>
>>> I hope you had a good weekend. I realize it’s only been a few days, but we wish to check-in on you. Do you require anything?
>>>
>>> Please let us know if you’d like to have a call.

>>>
>>> On Jun 26, 2015, at 11:16 AM, Bryan Downing <feedback@quantlabs.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Will do thanks for checking.
>>>>

>>>>> Just checking in to see how things are going. Please let Brandon and I know if you have any comments or questions.
>>>>>

>>>>>
>>>>>> Hey Bryan,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for reaching out to us today, and for talking through your questions on a call with us. We always appreciate the feedback about how we can improve, and are interested in helping you find a solution.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Based on our discussion, we believe you are interested in using AWS as a Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution. You shared that you already tried using S3 Flow Shield and S3 Media Maestro, but they don’t provide the level of protection you need. On the call we discussed several alternatives to serving your videos directly from S3. The recommendation that seems to best fit your needs is to use a Video Player, like Wowza, and Cloudfront, our CDN service. We believe the combination will help you deliver the type of experience you are expecting.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> CloudFront is intended to support video streaming use cases. Cloudfront will allow you to use RTMP, which allows you to impose a restriction that content must be accessed via your Cloudfront RTMP distribution. This restriction will prevent users from navigating directly to your S3 bucket making it more difficult to download your content directly. CloudFront also improves your customer experience, because your content will be streamed from low-latency POPs that are geographically proximal to your end users. For a quick introduction, please review the following link: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/Introduction.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> To use RTMP, you will need to make sure your media files are MP4 and you need a video player can support RTMP streaming. As we talked about on the phone, your primary concern was URL obfuscation, which is primarily the responsibility of the video player you choose to use. One video player customers have used is Wowza, which has a variety of security options for streaming. We have included more details below:
>>>>>> · Instructions for setting up FlowPlayer and an RTMP distribution: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/TutorialStreamingFlowplayer.html
>>>>>> · Wowza Plugin: http://flash.flowplayer.org/demos/plugins/streaming/secure-wowza.html
>>>>>> · Overview of security options: http://www.wowza.com/forums/content.php?115-Media-security-overview
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I hope this gets you pointed in the right direction with Cloudfront. Once you have a chance to process this information, please let us know if you would like to meet again to discuss further or if you could use additional help.

 

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Is Amazon AWS machine learning better than Microsoft Azure?

Is Amazon AWS machine learning better than Microsoft Azure?

I personally think the offfering from Mathworks is much better and you get to keep it private

 

Jhttp://venturebeat.com/2015/04/09/amazon-following-microsoft-introduces-a-cloud-service-for-machine-learning/

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I will stick with Microsoft Azure for my cloud solution over this fancy Amazon AWS thing

I will stick with Microsoft Azure for my cloud solution over this fancy Amazon AWS thing

Someone from Facebook sent me this (thanks to him):

http://media.amazonwebservices.com/architecturecenter/AWS_ac_ra_financialgrid_12.pdf

Ok fine if you don’t develop with .NET. I do so Azure is nicely tightly integrated with Visual Studio. Call me lazy |->

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Amazon AWS EC2 and VPC looks interesting for quant development

Amazon AWS EC2 and VPC looks interesting for quant development

Something for virtualization seems possible. No need to investigate just yet.

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