Goldman Sachs and AWS to launch data and analytics service

Goldman Sachs announced the launch of Goldman Sachs Financial Cloud for Data with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud-native financial data management and analytics solution for hedge funds, asset managers and other institutional clients.

The service is expected to vastly reduce the need for investment firms to develop and maintain foundational data-integration technology, and lower the barriers to entry for accessing advanced quantitative analytics across global markets. Goldman Sachs institutional clients will be able to accelerate time to market for financial applications, optimize their resources to focus on portfolio returns, and innovate faster.

Clients will be able to securely integrate their proprietary data alongside Goldman Sachs curated financial markets data, including select third-party data products through Goldman Sachs Financial Cloud for Data’s integration with AWS Data Exchange, a service that makes it easy to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. The data is then available in Goldman Sachs’ securely managed time-series database and analytics engine, which is capable of storing and integrating tick-level financial data across hundreds of different assets in real-time. Components are also compatible with Amazon FinSpace, an AWS service that makes it easy to combine and analyze data from multiple sources, such as position data from data warehouses or lakes.

David Solomon, chair and chief exec of Goldman Sachs, said in a statement. “We are excited to bring together the two leading firms in financial services and cloud computing to deliver an unparalleled solution for financial data management and analytics on the cloud, revolutionizing how our clients extract value from the increasing wealth of information in our industry.”

“With Goldman Sachs Financial Cloud for Data, we are lowering the barrier to entry so more financial services institutions can leverage advanced, near-real time analytics in the cloud,” said Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS, in a statement. “Combining Goldman Sachs’ data and over a century of financial services knowledge with the reliability, security, and industry expertise of AWS will reimagine financial services technology and put developer-focused, cost-efficient technologies in the hands of all organizations.”

“Access to high quality data at scale is essential to providing differentiated returns to our clients,” said Justin Stephan, head of Investment Services and Technology at Wellington Management, in a statement. “We work with a variety of industry leaders to deliver those capabilities and AWS and Goldman Sachs have been among our key partners for many years. We believe that a product combining Goldman’s market coverage and expertise with the innovation and velocity of AWS can improve investment outcomes by further enhancing the ability to source, manage, and analyze data.”

“We’ve been partnering closely with Goldman Sachs to develop advanced data and analytics solutions for our investment professionals to accelerate time-to-market for new strategies,” said Vlad Torgovnik, chief informaation officer at Millennium, in a statement. “This new collaboration between Goldman Sachs and AWS will enable us to derive unique insights from our proprietary data in a private and secure environment, while leveraging the scale and innovation speed of the cloud.”

“Through MSCI’s collaboration with Goldman Sachs, our shared clients benefit from MSCI’s robust data and content and Goldman Sachs’ analytics and trading workflows,” said Jorge Mina, head of Analytics at MSCI, in a statement. “We always strive to meet our clients where they are, and with the Goldman Sachs and AWS collaboration, our clients will have access to more options that can unlock a whole new range of possibilities in advanced portfolio analytics on the cloud.”


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