Technologies

Complexity is part and parcel of our data-driven industry. We have to be agile and responsive, yet robust and reliable. Taming this complexity while being committed to innovation so that we gain that crucial competitive edge is what we work on. Every day.

Our Approach

Processing Big Data

Processing Big Data

While others just talk about big data, for us it is an integral part of the advancement and evolution of our indexing platform. Smart data solutions are essential to retain our independence and technological edge and this is the exclusive mandate of our data research and development center of expertise.

Using the latest techniques in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and natural language processing, our data scientists are focused on sophisticated numeric and semantic-based data mining. Developing solutions for information and data extraction, as well as decision support. Transforming heterogeneous information sources into usable and accessible data. Innovating and designing novel ways to integrate cutting-edge methods into our index engineering solutions.

Turning Complexity into Simplicity

Turning Complexity into Simplicity

Our state-of-the-art calculation engine is at the heart of what we do. And our dedicated technology team is the genius behind this, responsible for the infrastructure, development, operation and maintenance of our IT engine.

High-performance, resilient and scalable platforms are our specialty. We combine expertise in organizing large volumes of information, integrating data providers and resolving complex calculations in a heartbeat.

The agile development environment is managed in a way that closely aligns development specialists with business teams, creating a highly effective and efficient development process and leading to a high degree of flexibility and rapid evolution in a controlled and extremely robust manner.

Solactive Unified Technology Platform

Solactive Unified Technology Platform

A well-resolved and consistently applied technology framework is key to our ability to deliver solutions across the business. Accordingly, we have built the Solactive Unified Technology Platform which sets standards and provides a coherent toolset, not only for the technology team, but also for the deployment of end-user tools complementing the core indexing activities.

Small-scale and nimble applications can be rapidly deployed within a harmonized and highly structured environment. When united with the power of our index calculation engine, this provides an unbeatable combination.

Technology, Made in Germany

Technology, Made in Germany

Security, integrity and availability are the cornerstones of any information business, and the design and operation of our technology infrastructure reflects this across all of its different components.

Primary and secondary data centers, geographically separated and continuously monitored from our own Operations Center. Online monitoring of business processes and network traffic with automated alerts and resource management tools.

The network architecture provides redundant paths for all connections, with multiple levels of physical and digital security, encryption, and intrusion detection and prevention. And, of course, we have well-established and robust contingency solutions, data backups and mirroring, and immediate failover capabilities.

All in a day’s work for the German index engineering specialists!

ARTIS®

Our newest innovation in the field of big data and natural language processing is ARTIS® (Algorithmic Theme Identification System). ARTIS® is a proprietary software tool to identify thematic exposures in companies using unconventional data sources. The traditional approach of using a one-dimensional sector classification is limited in cases where companies are involved in many markets and offer various product lines. ARTIS® functions as a multidimensional classification that generates a deeper understanding of the products and services a company offers.

  • Big Data

    Large volumes of company reports, financial news and social media data are analyzed to identify meaningful exposures of companies to certain themes.

  • Natural Language Processing

    Our natural language processing algorithm reveals relationships between keywords that describe a theme and companies that are active in this very field - relationships that would not be captured by traditional sector classifications.

  • Indexing

    Using our knowledge in indexing, we can utilize those relationships and create indices that provide thematic exposure while meeting highest quality standards.

Steve, Head of Platform Management

Hello! If you’re interested in learning more about how our technology can work for you, or the range of data solutions that we can offer, please contact me.

Steve, Head of Platform Management

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