November 18, 2019 | San Diego, California
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Monday, November 18 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Evaluation of FoundationDB in Financial Services - Alok Madhukar, Rishabh Maheshwari & Subramaniam Ramamoorthi, Goldman Sachs

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Within Goldman Sachs we have an in-house data database for trading and risk management called SecDB. SecDB is the single system that captures all risk artifacts for the firm and is the backbone for pricing and risk.

SecDB is a distributed in-memory blob-store with multiple write-masters that spread across regions. There is a custom synchronization protocol to replay transactions between different write masters. The system is eventually consistent and the trade model is designed to be conflict-free in most of the cases. SecDB was built more than 25 years back when nothing like it existed in the market. As the industry landscape is changing, we need to re-design our systems to be future-ready As we evaluated multiple options, we found FoundationDB to be a good match for many of our use cases. In our talk and paper, we’ll discuss good, bad and ugly of FoundationDB for our use-cases.


Alok Madhukar

Technology Fellow, Goldman Sachs
Alok Madhukar is a Technology Fellow (Vice President) in Core Engineering Division of Goldman Sachs where he is responsible for architecture for firm’s strategic trading and risk calculation platform.  Alok joined the firm in 2006.  Prior to joining the firm Alok held various... Read More →

Subramaniam Ramamoorthi

Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Subramaniam Ramamoorthi is a Vice President in Goldman Sachs and looks after the design of firm's strategic trading platform.

Rishabh Maheshwari

Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Rishabh Maheshwari is a Vice President in Core Engineering at Goldman Sachs and looks after various SecDb Architecture components. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. Rishabh is passionate about system design and is a database enthusiast. He enjoys... Read More →

Monday November 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am PST
Grand Ballroom 5
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