The firm, known for its robust online and mobile trading platforms and commission-free trades, offers full-service investment management, online trading and banking services to clients around the world with total client assets north of $3.5 trillion. They were growing over 10 percent annually and had also recently acquired a competitor.
The company had to rethink its infrastructure in order to scale without barriers, provide superlative customer experience, and continue to introduce new, engaging mobile applications.
The company’s IT department explored a number of options and quickly realized that Aerospike was the only solution that could provide the required performance due to its unique hybrid architecture. Rather than use expensive yet unreliable RAM, the firm preferred Aerospike’s ability to leverage solid state drive (SSD) flash technology.
Even with the increased load during the COVID-19 crisis, the brokerage has been able to meet and exceed customer expectations and there has been no disruption in Aerospike’s stability, latency and performance. Aerospike is referred to as “the secret sauce” when it comes to low latency for the organization.