What Are Dependency Graphs and How Do They Make it Easier to Analyze Dependencies and Understand Algorithm Flows?

Data and analytics are the lifeblood of financial services, and finding and acting on information quickly can mean the difference between profit and loss. Dependency graphs are powerful tools for managing complicated chains of calculations that make it easier to understand calculation flows, analyze dependencies, efficiently recalculate values after data changes, and drill into calculation problems.

The Beacon Core platform contains a dependency graph framework called Gromit, which delivers many of the same benefits as Excel’s dependency graph, but is designed for enterprise scale and avoids the scalability and maintainability problems of spreadsheets.

Beacon Co-Founder and Chief Analytics Officer Mark Higgins will go through the core concepts of dependency graphs and then demonstrate how Beacon and our clients are using them to ease development and improve their performance in key areas such as risk management.