Continue maintaining your existing in-house databases.
Oracle, MySQL, SQL server, MariaDB, MS Access.
Native Team Collaboration
Multu-user access to in-house data centers.
Risk Shell Data Extension
Any proprietary data and asset classes.
DATA BRIDGE HIGHLIGHTS
Many institutions use in-house developed data centers and own databases.That is why, as a part of our custom development program, we offer multiple options of integrating local end-user databases with Risk Shell. Using our data bridge solutions clients can continue maintaining their existing databases and utilize the power of Risk Shell analytics over their current data sets.
Furthermore, we offer even a more cost effective solution - to migrate existing in-house databases to Risk Shell data centers and maintain them there. The key points of our database integration programs can be summarized as follows:
- Tailored technical solutions for complex environments.
- A fast turnaround time. A typical data bridge implementation takes 2-3 weeks.
- A broad range of commercial databases supported.
- Encrypted data transmission.
- An optional dedicated server hosting to satisfy most rigorous security protocols (Custom Deployment).
- Use Risk Shell analytics with any proprietary data and asset classes not currently supported.
- Team collaboration benefits: use Risk Shell as an access hub for multi-user environments.
Custom database integration is a preferred choice for large institutions with established proprietary databases when keeping the existing data infrastructures is essential. Otherwise, clients can utilize a more simple option of working with user-defined data - the Risk Shell native Custom Data component (see Custom Data Sets).
Can I use Risk Shell with my own data only rather than subscribing to vendor data?Yes, custom data is fully supported. You don't need to subscribe to vendor databases and can work with Risk Shell using your own data only. There are two ways of integrating custom data into Risk Shell. First, clients can easily create and maintain their own databases in the Risk Shell framework. Second, we can create a data bridge between our data servers and clients'. Then clients continue maintaining their in-house databases which will by synchronized with Risk Shell.
How often is Risk Shell data updated?The local Risk Shell data is synchronized with vendors' feeds, i.e. updated upon updating vendor data. For most data feeds it is updated daily.
Why do you provide global equity data?First, equity data is required for Holdings-Based Analysis of funds with an equity exposure. Second, Risk Shell tools can be successfully used to build L/S equity portfolios. Third, you can add equity positions to multi-asset portfolios.
Can I skip risk analytics and subscribe to data only via ABC Quant?Yes, you can subscribe to any data packages distributed by us. We offer various data delivery options: FTP, SFTP, encrypted/unencrypted etc.
Do I need to subscribe to data packages separately?Risk Shell and data subscriptions are two different licenses, though some Risk Shell packages include selected data feeds. You can subscribe to most data feeds via ABC Quant or directly with supported data vendors. Risk Shell and data subscriptions are two different licenses, though some Risk Shell packages include selected data feeds. You can subscribe to most data feeds via ABC Quant or directly with supported data vendors. If you get a data license directly from a data vendor, your access to a relevant database will be enabled upon a license verification.
Can I run Holdings-Based Analysis for funds investing in bonds?We do not maintain fixed income data within the Risk Shell environment. However, you can get virtually any financial instruments, not necessarily bonds, from the integrated Bloomberg data feed or upload these instruments manually as custom assets.
Can I backup my own data in Risk Shell?Yes, there are two levels of custom backups: automatic system backups twice a day and user-initiated manual backups. We save system backups for a period of two years.
How is the problem of duplicates across different data feeds resolved?The problem of duplicates arises when you subscribe to several data feeds of the same asset class. Risk Shell offers special tools to eliminate duplicates across multiple data vendors based on user-defined rules.