Customer Success Story: CJC
CJC created mosaicOA for real-time capital market data visualization and analytics, using InfluxDB to store metrics from hundreds of specialist servers, networking and middleware systems, with some firms doing over 1 million writes per minute. mosaicOA was launched with its initial use case focusing on ITOA, where the service processes real-time infrastructure data, such as CPU and memory data, and performance metrics from industry-specific components such as Solace, TREP, BPIPE and Corvil, in order to deliver a clear view of the health and performance of real-time market data systems.
Discussing CJC’s use case of InfluxData, Steve Moreton of CJC spoke about mosaicQA at InfluxDays London 2018. Click the button below to view his presentation “Building Impactful Visualisations”.
CJC wanted to support real-time data infrastructures inside the capital markets across data centers globally. Monitoring these complex IT infrastructures is a major challenge since existing solutions can be expensive and often not fit for purpose. With so many moving parts, market data and transaction messaging systems are prone to system overloads, bottlenecks and other potential pitfalls that can disrupt data flows and bring trading to a halt.
To support the visualization capabilities in demand by their clients, CJC quickly realized that they needed a time series database. They chose InfluxDB because they had to keep cost down and it is an open source database purpose-built for time series data. Using InfluxDB, they set out to build mosaicOA from scratch. mosaicOA infrastructure, capabilities, and features meet the demand of CJC’s IT capital market clients. As different volumes of data preserved can generate radically different trend line perspectives, InfluxDB retention policies are key to how mosaicOA works.
“The beautiful thing about the data retention policies is that you get the data as granular as you like”
Steve Moreton, Senior Technical Director, CJC
Using InfluxDB, mosaicOA registered a major win for the CJC private cloud platform and enabled CJC to go head-to-head on price with major public cloud vendors, deliver a service from a secure private location, and provide specialist add-on services outside of server orchestration.