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Financial Management Console on the NetBeans Platform

WhereWolf is the NetBeans Platform based management console for Sucden Financial’s STAR futures and options trading system, built on a scalable service oriented architecture with Java and Jini (Apache River) technology.

The application controls service deployment, configuration, and lifecycle management, with the interaction between services illustrated in the main graph component. The sophisticated filters make it easy to manage instances of the system running hundreds of services.

When we migrated STAR to a service oriented architecture, we needed a 100% Java platform for Jini service discovery and an industry-strength environment with superb window management to load the Jini service GUIs. We have been using the NetBeans IDE for the development of STAR for more than nine years, so the NetBeans Platform was the obvious choice for us:

Sucden Financial Limited deals in a broad range of markets, covering equities, financial and commodity futures and options, as well as foreign exchange. Formed in 1973 as the soft commodities brokerage arm of the French Sucres et Denrées (Sucden Group), the firm has since evolved into one of the largest brokers for investment houses, hedge funds, commodity firms, and high net worth retail clients.

It has access to every major exchange worldwide, offering clients fast, direct access to global electronic markets, as well as a ring dealing membership on the London Metal Exchange. In addition to offering low cost, direct market access to clients via its electronic trading solutions, Sucden Financial also offers full service research and brokerage, particularly in its established commodities sector.


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