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Modelling the Product Hierarchy for Financial Services

Modelling the Product Hierarchy is critical as technology advances in response to evolving compliance requirements in Financial Services. Therefore I have updated if not reconstructed this page in response to the discussion it prompted. I intially developed this set of references 'to order' when working with IPL on 

An Information Framework for Financial Services Supervision

In my initial version of this blog / web-page; this is all I had to say;-

" Below a set of references, typically 'asymptotix-eclectic' which provide a roundup of captured and developed IP in this space to date. "make your Life easy"! There is no need to re-invent the wheel, IBM and SAP have been thinking about it for decades "

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.tdan.com/view-featured-columns/5400/ 

ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com/software/data/mdm/pdf/IFW_Process_GIM.pdf 

http://mike2.openmethodology.org/wiki/Guidelines_for_Using_the_FSLDM 

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/f8/580f40763f1e07e10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm 

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0909_nigam/0909_nigam.html

 

Below the (NEW, Feb 2012-version) reconstruction and update of asymptotix material on modelling the Product Hierarchy in Financial Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“you can't have a product without a customer”

SAS linx as REFERENCES asymptotix

 

I recently got invited to go & talk to a SAS shop, a big one! This has not happened for a while (to me), well it wouldn't, would it? These (recent) days I (have been) a confirmed R man1, maybe a wee bit of S+ but R; Revolution R2 if possible but R; Hadoop3 4yes, Netezza5 6, yes & the deliriously beautiful SAP HANA7 but for me it has to be R, well that's the way I have attitudinised8 it here on asymptotix!!

TIOBE Programming Community Index for August 2011

In our old blog from November 2009 http://www.asymptotix.eu/community/tiobe-programming-community-index-november-2009 Java, C and PHP were the top 3 programming languages.

C++ has by now taken over the bronze medal, but PHP is still by all means still very popular.

Integrating RevoDeployR from Revolution through RESTful API or XML-RPC with .NET or Drupal

Complex statistical computations can be done in R. Closed source applications may very well compute industry standard and financial regulator standard indicators, but when you get stuck on the software's capabilities, shall you invest all hope that the vendor can make the customisations necessary? How much would that cost and how long time would it take?

Introduction to Scrum

Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. The possibilities are endless. The Scrum framework is deceptively simple.

HTML 5 Websocket implementation for the R language

With popular CMS systems such as Drupal 7, you can now make them HTML 5 compliant and integrate with R!

R/Websockets Package

Get the R package from CRAN here: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/websockets/index.html

Get the development code here: https://github.com/bwlewis/R-Websockets

The reference vignette is available here (sorry, it's pretty basic): websockets.pdf

A New IDE for R (another new IDE for R!) RStudio

 

 

But is this the 'Killer-App' for R (or a key App for a suite of apps for R?)

Whatever I do this week I cant get away from RStudio, its on my LinkedIn discussion boards, its on Twitter, its on Facebook; its everywhere

An Object-Oriented Framework for Statistical Simulation

An Object-Oriented Framework for Statistical Simulation:
The R Package simFrame

Andreas Alfons
Matthias Templ
Peter Filzmoser


Vienna University of Technology

Quantitative Libraries for Financial Predictive Analytics

Asymptotix' support for the language R (and S+ where I started and seems cool to mention alongside R these days, mystifyingly but probably the subject of another blog) is prima facie, just read our website. We have a particular pleasure in a good relationship with REvolution Analytics, with whom we have been beside since the start and who have driven the R standard with great success over the last couple of years. We have a strong partnership with TIBCO Spotfire and we understand S+. But what if R or S+ just doesn't fit, just is not compatible with the application architecture into which you have to develop a quantitatively analytic application. It happens sometimes, the application architecture is a context, a constrained environment in which the developer has to exist and develop. Talk to young developers these days and they will generally say why didn't the Solution Architect THINK before he handed me this prison cell of constraint, why can't I just do this in R?

iona motif asymptotixBut (in this scenario) the application architecture component of the overall Solution Design constrains the developer to use C++ or JAVA or even some feature, some extension of the mega-vendor BI products. In this scenario I am considering, it often seems that R doesn't fit, the standard languages for application development are set in stone, they are standards, there is a vendor platform for BI. The application architecture is a defined component of some overall Solution Architecture which includes the Data Architecture and the physical infrastructure.

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