Cloud-native applications rely on a vast range of complex infrastructure and technologies. Beacon Platform is using the power of Microsoft Azure to reduce the friction in developing applications, enabling developers to focus on code, not managing infrastructure.

Modern agile DevOps processes and continuous delivery workflows use cloud-native technologies to speed up the development and deployment cycle. Packaging applications in containers, deploying functions as microservices, and running on elastic compute and storage infrastructure are valuable techniques, but learning and managing them can be a distraction from the core business. Beacon abstracts away all of the cloud infrastructure management, letting developers focus on their competitive edge. Beacon’s highly responsive infrastructure with built-in best practices automatically scales up and down on Azure depending on traffic, so you do not pay for over-provisioned resources.

In addition to cloud infrastructure, Beacon dramatically simplifies the development of algorithms, models, and decision-making tools for financial services. Financial enterprises can boost the productivity of their quant analysts and app developers with Beacon’s Glint Application Development framework, easing the path from research to enterprise-wide production. Enterprise-level cloud technologies, based on Azure, are combined with a suite of financial analytics, pre-built applications, and developer-friendly languages like Python, to supercharge developer productivity and solve financial services’ business problems out of the box. Financial services firms can develop faster without compromising quality and deploy easier on Azure.

About Beacon

Beacon Platform moves financial markets into the future with secure and scalable quant technology, elastic cloud infrastructure, and front-office applications. The integrated development environment and a web application framework make developing applications faster and easier. Born from decades of collective experience developing trading and risk management systems for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, and Goldman Sachs, Beacon Platform gives you the robustness and flexibility of these powerful tools. See how you can increase the return on research and development investments from Beacon’s next-generation platform for enterprise-scale analytics, trading, risk management, and more at