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A structured collection of data, with meta-data describing is content and meaning. Also for database management systems (DBMS) which are software products for managing and manipulating that data.

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Efficiently storing real-time intraday data in an application agnostic way

What would be the best approach to handle real-time intraday data storage? For personal research I've always imported from flat files only into memory (historical EOD), so I don't have much ...
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Building Financial Data Time Series Database from scratch

My company is starting a new initiative aimed at building a financial database from scratch. We would be using it in these ways: Time series analysis of: a company's financial data (ex: IBM's total ...
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Is there any thing out there as a substitute for KDB?

thanks a lot for your discussions on the original post. following your suggestions, let me re-phrase a bit : kdb is known for its efficiency, and such efficiency comes at a terrible price. However, ...
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Do you have historical tick data you want to donate?

Do you have historical market/pricing ticket data that you would like to donate to the Open Source Trader project (OST)?? Please: upload your files! Once we gather some data, we'll do our best to ...
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Scanning a stock database for errors/flaws

I'm currently working on some matlab code that is supposed to check a stock database for any errors (missing values, wrong values, etc.). The reason for this is that after reading this post I came to ...
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Usage of NoSQL storage in Finance

I am wondering if anyone has used NoSQL (mongodb, cassandra, etc.) to store and analyze data. I tried searching the web but was not able to see if the financial firms had gotten in to using nosql ...
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What's the most efficient way to store options and time series data for backtesting?

I would like to know what database would you guys use for storing around 500GB-1TB of options and time series tick data. The idea is to use it for backtesting so it would have to be as efficient as ...
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how to treat NA values in Compustat and CRSP

In some years, some accounting values of some companies are missing in Compustat and CRSP. How do I treat those missing values ? Should I replace those with zeros or just simply delete years in which ...
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