AWS re:Invent 2014 | (FIN401) Seismic Shift: Nasdaq's Migration to Amazon Redshift

Published on Nov 18, 2014

Jason Timmes led the migration of the primary data warehouse for Nasdaq's Transaction Services U.S. business unit (which operates Nasdaq's U.S. equity and options exchanges) from a traditional on-premises MPP database to Amazon Redshift. The project significantly reduced operational expenses. Jason, who is an Associate Vice President of Software Development at Nasdaq, describes how his team migrated a warehouse that loads approximately 7 billion rows a day into the cloud, satisfied several security and regulatory audits, optimized read and write performance, ensures high availability, and orchestrates other back-office activities that depend on the warehouse daily loads completing. Along with sharing several technical lessons learned, Jason will discuss Nasdaq's roadmap to integrating Redshift with more AWS services, as well as with more Nasdaq products, to offer even greater benefit to clients (internal and external) in the months ahead.