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(Chicago Trib)   CBOE had a blue-screen of death for most of the trading day. It wasn't a cyber-attack, just general incompetence. Invest your life-savings with confidence   ( divider line
    More: Fail, CBOE, trading day, VIX, Charles Schwab Corp., risk managers, CBOE Stock Exchange  
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1691 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 Apr 2013 at 7:35 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-26 11:03:06 AM  
If this is the only downtime they've had in the last year, and I believe it is, they have 99.96% uptime over that period.

True incompetence.

/ my datacenter is many times more available than your car
// yet it's only the five minute email outage I ever hear you biatching about
2013-04-26 11:04:35 AM  
I did some consulting there a couple years ago.  Incompetent is probably the absolute last word I would use to describe their operation or their people.  They had some truly wonderful admins there and they actually had a clue or two.  Likewise for the management there.
2013-04-26 12:18:47 PM  
I would be very surprised if their back-end server farms were running any MS products.

I know the NYSE and London exchanges moved from Windows to Linux in the last couple of years.
2013-04-26 03:20:05 PM  
A little downtime isn't a big deal.

What is a big deal was "Do over day" in 2010, where they shut the markets down, reversed billions in trades because the wrong people lost money.

They claimed it was a glitch with the exchange servers, but in a little paid attention to Friday news dump they basically shrugged their shoulders and said, "no clue".

Also, the exchanges tend to have their shiat together.You want to be scared?Check out the custodians, brokers, and banks holding trillions in assets.Lots of gluestick and pipe cleaners holding it together there.
2013-04-27 07:08:08 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I know the NYSE and London exchanges moved from Windows to Linux in the last couple of years.

NASDAQ runs SQL Server on Windows.  Quite reliably.  Got another HFC customer runs on SQL - not Oracle.  In my experience as a DB consultant, I've been frequently surprised to find not the numbers, but types of customers who run SQL.  The common wisdom is that if you have the money and the database performance translates to revenue, you run on Oracle, but that is very frequently not the case.
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