The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger Project has signed up 30 founding members from the technology and financial services sectors, with several donating code to the effort to build a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers.
Luxembourg private bank Société Générale Bank & Trust has completed a two-year project to migrate its core banking system, comprising ten million lines of code, to a cloud computing architecture.
Barclays Bank plans to slash software development costs by 90% by building a private cloud infrastructure and moving more applications to machines running the Linux open source operating system.
OpenMama, the middleware agnostic messaging API that went open source last year, has made available a new version and added IBM, Tick42 and TS-Associate to its steering committee.
Nyse Technologies has taken its Middleware Agnostic Messaging Application (Mama) programming interface open source.
Qatar Exchange has migrated from an IBM and Microsoft-based trading platform to open source technology from Red Hat.
OpenGamma, a UK-based financial analytics start-up, has raised $6 million in a series b funding round led by FirstMark Capital.
Around 60% of financial services firms in the US, UK and Ireland say they are fully committed to, and are already using, open source software, according to a survey from Accenture.
Deutsche Börse's IT unit is working with open source vendor Red Hat as it bids to enable real-time transaction risk management for financial services clients.