Alphacet

Alphacet, Inc. develops innovative software tools that help quantitative analysts, traders and portfolio managers create consistent. Alphacet, Inc. was founded in 2007, building on efforts that began in 2003, based on pioneering work by researchers at the University of California.

Alphacet is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with development facilities in Petaluma, California.
The company’s flagship product – Alphacet Discovery – is the culmination of more than four years of intensive development. Alphacet Discovery is the only complete Straight Through Processing platform for advanced quantitative strategy development and deployment.

The challenge was to understand the business process, introduce changes and be part of the IT department by working behind the scene in order to be transparent to the end users.

Solution

Hexacta started working together with the Alphacet IT/Software department, developing and upgrading the current Discovery application by adding new data providers such as the Axioma.
Hexacta started developing the new Session Manager Service, a version of the existing .Net SMS but in this case in Java. A complete refactoring of the current SMS was done. A new modular and flexible Java architecture was created to be used as the base of future enhancements.
The new Session Manager Service is Java enabled based. The data base servers are SQL and PostgreSQL.
All the features -fixed and implemented- were unit tested by each developer at Hexacta. Besides all the Java source code was tested in a local continue integration testing enviroment.

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