Open Source Is Finally Coming to Financial Services

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  • GitHub repo perspective

    A data visualization and analytics component, especially well-suited for large and/or streaming datasets.

    Man the a16z marketing machine is working hard unfortunately at cost of quality.

    For those interested in FS and open source today, especially with a capital markets lens check out:

    https://www.finos.org

    Lots of great projects, one I used recently and a favourite was this:

    https://github.com/finos/perspective

  • GitHub repo godbledger

    Accounting Software with GRPC endpoints and SQL Backends

    This has also been my opinion for the accounting industry. Just like c compilers before gcc were proprietary and poor performing the accounting software that exists has many limitations. That means there is a huge opportunity for an open source system to blow them out of the water.

    Ive been building one myself but i know there are many more coming for this industry :)

    https://github.com/darcys22/godbledger

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  • GitHub repo TablaM

    The practical relational programing language for data-oriented applications

    I relate to this. Is not just a lot of vendors, is that the kind of software stack that is optimal for MOST enterprises/companies get out of fashion in the dev community and is replaced with a lot of moving gears. This is how many devs think JS/html are good for UIs or NoSql + micro-services are ok.

    What is this stack? A single, strong, RDBMS and a lang/environment like FoxPro/dBase and equivalents. For reasons, this stack was killed (intentionally?) by their own owners and replaced by a lot of moving parts.

    That is why for deploy something you need dozen of things!

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    I think the time is ripped for a return to this kind of stack. I'm betting a little on it at http://tablam.org, if wanna check a small part of the puzzle.

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