Man AHL Accelerates Time-to-market with Pure Storage Data Hub

Investment management firm selects FlashBlade to drive investment modeling for its $24 billion portfolio.

Summary

Man AHL is a pioneer in the field of systematic quantitative investing. Its entire business is based on creating and executing computer models to make investment decisions. The firm has adopted the Pure Storage data hub solution to deliver the massive storage throughput and scalability required to meet its most demanding simulation applications.

Industry

Financial Services

GEO

United Kingdom

Use Cases

  • Applications - Python, Java and Apache Spark®
  • Database – In-house development

Website

Customer

Man AHL sees significant savings from the simplicity of operation
The company benefits from more than FlashBlade’s raw performance, and the Pure Storage plug-and-play capabilities add to operational efficiency.

Challenges

One of the firm’s highest priorities was delivering a robust and ever-more-performant technology platform as a means of optimizing the performance and productivity of its quants and technologists. The demands on technology infrastructure at the firm were significant

  • Storage capacity was doubling every 18 months.
  • Legacy storage architecture was not adequately supporting developers and quantitative researchers.
  • Simulations required greater IOPS and bandwidth than legacy storage could provide.
  • The business was unable to fully leverage new technologies such as Spark and AI.

Results

Business Transformation

  • Quantitative researchers can now run more simulations faster, accelerating time-to-market for new investment models and raising the probability of improved returns for investors.

IT Transformation

  • Up to 600,000 IOPS and 6GBs bandwidth provide more than sufficient processing power for the most demanding simulations.
  • Quantitative researchers benefit from 10x-20x processing improvement.
  • Highly scalable Pure FlashBlade™ architecture provides an on-demand path for future growth in capacity.    

More For You

Case Study

ServiceNow Goes All-flash with Pure Storage

Case Study

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Gains an Unfair Advantage with Pure Storage

Case Study

Swiss Red Cross Improves Performance of Critical Systems

Case Study

Man AHL Accelerates Time-to-market with Pure Storage Data Hub

Case Study

UC Berkeley Researchers Accelerate DNA Sequencing

Case Study

A Clean Bill of Health for North York General Hospital

+
800-379-7873 +44 20 3870 2633 +43 720882474 +32 (0) 7 84 80 560 +33 9 75 18 86 78 +49 89 12089 253 +353 1 485 4307 +39 02 9475 9422 +31 (0) 20 201 49 65 +46-101 38 93 22 +45 2856 6610 +47 2195 4481 +351 210 006 108 +966112118066 +27 87551 7857 +34 51 889 8963 +41 31 52 80 624 +90 850 390 21 64 +971 4 5513176 +7 916 716 7308 +65 3158 0960 +603 2298 7123 +66 (0) 2624 0641 +84 43267 3630 +62 21235 84628 +852 3750 7835 +82 2 6001-3330 +886 2 8729 2111 +61 1800 983 289 +64 21 536 736 +55 11 2655-7370 +52 55 9171-1375 +56 2 2368-4581 +57 1 383-2387