Hydra represents the accelerated way to design and build real-time trading systems.Previously, our clients had a choice between bespoke development (build) or extensively customizing a product to fit their business (buy). Building a custom application enables our clients to get the exact functionality they want, retaining ownership of their IP and protect their competitive advantage. When buying a product, they gained a reduced time to market but became locked into a vendor ecosystem. This often requires costly customization and means the clients no longer own their competitive advantage. With Hydra, you get the benefits of a custom built application which protects your IP and speeds up the time to market whilst reducing your delivery risk and ongoing maintenance cost. This is achieved through the utilization of quality technical components which are specifically designed to address the challenges of developing real-time trading platforms.