Yahoo: E*TRADE Japan Builds New Linux-Based Trading System on BEA WebLogic

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“BEA Systems, Inc. today announced that E*TRADE Japan, a wholly
owned investment of Softbank Investment Corp., selected BEA
WebLogic Server, along with BEA WebLogic JRockit, for its
Linux-based online trading system. The new online securities
trading system is one of the first to adopt a Linux and Intel-based

“E*TRADE Japan (www.etrade.ne.jp) deployed an IA server, Linux
OS, and Red Hat Advanced Server to its online trading system in
order to improve site performance and online response times,
enhance customer satisfaction, and lower the total cost of
ownership of the system. This is the first case in the online
trading industry where an IA server for mission critical system
infrastructure was deployed. To maximize the application
performance and transaction processing of the new Linux-based
online trading system, E*TRADE Japan deployed BEA WebLogic Server
and BEA WebLogic JRockit. The system, which was developed by BEA
partners Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., and Hitachi
Software Engineering Co., Ltd., is nearly 10 times more
cost-effective. In addition, the performance and transaction
processing of the new trading system has nearly doubled and
hardware and maintenance costs were reduced by 20 percent…”


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