back to article Epic snafu takes Australian Securities Exchange offline

Australian stock traders will be trying to reconcile trades that got lost after the Australian Securities Exchange's Nasdaq-supplied trading platform melted down yesterday. Monday, September 19, was a day of embarrassment for the ASX. Markets opened 90 minutes late, systems struggled throughout the day, and at 2:00pm the ASX …

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  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Flippant references to ''redundancy" make me cringe. They're usually written by people with a midrange view of the world, not a big data view. There's redundancy, then there's discovering bottlenecks you didn't know existed once your redundancy kicks in.

    Just don't make it sound so much like "omfg didn't they have mirrored disks".

    1. STZ

      reliability vs. big data

      Trading Systems like the ASX aren't doing big data, they are doing high volume, high value OLTP - that's a significant difference. Running such workloads would justify mission-critical systems, and in the past such systems were typically used by exchanges. But then came the big move towards plain vanilla systems, and nobody should be surprised when reliability suffers. Just adding HA clustering and mirrored disks isn't always sufficient ...

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    Shouldn't have used those spare machines from the Census guys


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  5. Anonymous Coward
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    Downvotes on El Reg just mean you've offended the ponytail penguin lovers. People who haven't worked with big BCP won't understand ASX's situation and will fall back to their level of comprehension "how come they didn't have another server ooooh"

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