Altair Panopticon™

Stream processing and visualization for real-time and time series data

Altair's 2020 Data Analytics Summit

James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of chairman and CEO of Altair, a title he has held since the company's inception in 1985. Through Scapa's leadership, the company is now a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics. Today, the company employs over 3,000 engineers, scientists and creatives with more than 86 offices in 25 countries. With more than 11,000 customers globally, Altair software enables customers to enhance product performance, compress development time and reduce costs. Scapa earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a master of business administration degree from University of Michigan.

Presentations

5 Key Areas to Invest in to Enable Smarter Decision Making

Explores the five key areas to invest in to enable smarter decision making with data.

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The Future of Altair's Data Analytics Solutions

Altair solver technology helps to unleash the limitless potential of the creative mind. We seek through our technology to inspire and empower people to solve the greatest engineering challenges. The 2020 software release further advances forward-looking technologies for simulation and optimization from concept to in-service across multiple disciplines encompassing structures, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, and electronics. With major additions to our multi-physics solver portfolio, we get ever closer to being able to reliably predict design performance.

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The Data-Supported Deception: False Insights

ML and AI is experiencing a revolution in the scale of usage and applications. A common and frequent step in the ML model development process is the use of data to extract insights about the process being modeled and optimized. However, insights based on data could often show unreal trends and relationships.

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Sam Mahalingam and Dr. Carsten Bange Fireside Chat

Join Sam Mahalingam and Dr. Carsten Bange for a discussion on the latest trends influencing the world of data analytics.

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Advancing Data Analytics Strategies for Increased Business Value

Harnessing the full benefits of enterprise data solutions doesn’t happen overnight. At Altair we understand operationalizing analytics is a journey and we want to be your partner every step of the way. Learn how we’re delivering you the most value with our comprehensive enterprise data analytics solutions, flexible licensing model and expert global support services.

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Unlock and Transform Difficult Data

Informed decision making begins with trusted, accurate data. Discover how to seamlessly connect to and easily transform disparate data using repeatable tasks using no-code data preparation from Altair.

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Harness the Power of Machine Learning while Building Trust Using Explainable Analytics

Explore how business analysts and data scientists alike can leverage data science modeling at all skill levels, without having to code. Quickly build out predictive and prescriptive models that can easily explain and quantify insight found in your data.

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Next-Level Operational Business Intelligence: Make Every Nanosecond of Data Count

Seeking a competitive edge to drive better business decisions? Experience how the power of real-time stream processing and visualization in the hands of those closest to the action results in smarter tactical and strategic decision making in rapidly changing environments.

ATC Presentations

Transform Your Business into a Data-Driven Enterprise

Altair has brought together a powerhouse team leveraging expertise in data prep, visualization, and machine learning to deliver a fully integrated end-to-end cloud native and on-premise data analytics platform. This is your chance to check out the features and how this new solution enables corporate citizens to build and operationalize data analytics applications using an extensible, open and low code platform.

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Leveraging Data and Analytics in Retail, Insurance, and Telco

Learn how Altair's Data Analytics platform can help you ingest and prepare massive amounts of disparate data allowing you to identify clients that may be most likely to churn using our predictive analytics solutions.

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Using Real-time Data to Maximize Customer Order Flow

Learn how Panopticon, Altair's real-time steaming analytics platform, can monitor customer trading activity in real-time to help you proactively address execution problems, maximize customer order flow and increase trading profitability.

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The Value of Data Analytics in the Smart Factory

Increase shop floor efficiency by identifying hidden indicators for future down times in your manufacturing assets. Explore how Altair enables enterprises to leverage operational data throughout the complete data lifecycle - from shop floor to top floor - for increased value and reduced risk.

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Self Service Data Transformation in the Federal Government; A look at Maintenance, Accounting, and Criminal Investigation Analytics

Explore how Altair’s self-service data analytics platform enables people of all skill levels to access, generate, and use smart data to make insightful, informed decisions. We’ll be joined by our solution specialist to see how different federal government data sets, including maintenance analytics data, accounting data and criminal investigation data, can be easily transformed and business processes automated.

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Smart Data for Intelligent Decision Making in Higher Education

Enrollment accuracy and student retention is essential to the survival of any university. Join us to explore how you can leverage your existing data and no code predictive models to make strategic decisions with confidence - even under intense pressure.

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Introduction to Visual Analytics with Altair Panopticon

Introduction to converting data into useful visual displays that show useful, actionable information.

Presentations, Training Materials

Advanced Real-Time Visual Analytics with Altair Panopticon

Advanced real-time display on data and how to use Panopticon to visually display quickly changing data when needed.

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Unleash the Power of Data for Smart Enterprise Operations - Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, and More

From finance to marketing to human resources – data is more than just numbers – it’s business value waiting to be discovered. Explore how Altair’s self-service data analytics platform provides teams the tools they need to solve problems and create opportunities. Leveraging 30 years of experience in data preparation and no-code machine learning, we tackle common challenges like regulatory and reporting reconciliation that involve multiple data sources, talent retention, and customer segmentation. For large enterprises with robotic process automation solutions, Altair refines those architectures and automates the data transformation from the data extracts.

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Imagine Software Embeds Altair Panopticon™

Imagine Software is the leading provider of real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for global financial services firms. Its clients include many of the largest banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and institutional trading firms in the world. Imagine needed a visual analytics system to embed into its own scalable, enterprise-class risk and compliance platform, that also allowed Imagine client firms to embed dashboards into their own in-house and third party systems such as execution/order management, compliance and proprietary trading. By partnering with Altair Panopticon, Imagine was able to bring their visualization-enabled risk and compliance platform to market in less than 60 days and saved an estimated $850,000 in development costs.

Customer Stories

Continuous Intelligence and the Smart Factory

The presentation will go through a scenario of a smart factory (along the lines of the Industry 4.0 initiative) where a chemical process within a pharmaceutical company produces a substance critical to the production of medications.

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Harnessing Smart Factory Data for Maximum Value and Reduced Risk

Increase shop floor efficiency by identifying hidden anomalies and delivering insights for next-level monitoring and maintenance of manufacturing assets. Explore how Altair enables enterprises to leverage operational data throughout the complete data lifecycle - from shop floor to top floor - for increased value and reduced risk with a comprehensive self-service data analytics and machine learning platform.

Datasheets

Decision Making Under the “New Normal”

“Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product lifecycles”. We envisioned and matured our platform to provide a helping hand in taking our customers through the digital transformation journey to enable business transformation.

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Altair Knowledge Studio and Panopticon - Use Machine Learning in a Smart Factory Process Manufacturing

This short video demostrates machine learning applied to a manufacturing workflow for an organic sythesis process. Altair Knowledge Studio - Altair's solution for advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence - is used in combination with Panopticon - a platform for user-driven monitoring of real-time data.

Use Cases

How To Achieve Optimized Trading Analytics

In this webinar, we discuss the benefits of analyzing intraday trading risk and performance, the downsides of waiting for end-of-day reports, and the challenges associated with building and using risk compliance dashboards that traders and compliance managers can use effectively to inform trading decisions. We will also demonstrate methods for code-free development of sophisticated Real-Time analytics systems that can be customized to fit the unique requirements of a firm, desk, or trader.

Webinars

Altair Panopticon 2020.0: An Introduction

With Panopticon 2020.0, we have moved to a fully cloud-compatible server-based platform. All functions of the system are handled by the server and are compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows desktop machines. Panopticon 2020’s new server-side content repository architecture enables automatic sharing of content between servers in multi-server implementations. The platform’s improved user session management tools give admins complete visibility into system utilization, and it now supports Python integration with Apache Arrow serialization. This short video provides a quick overview of the new capabilities of the Panopticon 2020.0 release.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Demo: Real-Time Risk Monitoring in Electronic Trading Environments

On the buy-side, risk monitoring helps portfolio managers formulate new strategies for assessing performance. On the sell-side, the same tools enable traders and managers to monitor and analyze all aspects of risk throughout the trading day. Regardless of which asset classes are being traded, the ability to monitor risk on a real-time basis is revolutionizing how risk compliance is accomplished at top tier financial institutions around the world. This demo will help you understand the benefits of analyzing intraday trading risk, the downsides of waiting for end-of-day reports, and the challenges associated with building and using risk compliance dashboards that traders and compliance managers can use effectively to inform trading decisions.

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Real-Time Risk Monitoring in Electronic Trading Environments

On the buy-side, risk monitoring helps portfolio managers formulate new strategies for assessing performance. On the sell-side, the same tools enable traders and managers to monitor and analyze all aspects of risk throughout the trading day. Regardless of which asset classes are being traded, the ability to monitor risk on a real-time basis is revolutionizing how risk compliance is accomplished at top tier financial institutions around the world. In this webinar, we discuss the benefits of analyzing intraday trading risk, the downsides of waiting for end-of-day reports, and the challenges associated with building and using risk compliance dashboards that traders and compliance managers can use effectively to inform trading decisions. We also demonstrate methods for code-free development of sophisticated risk analytics systems that can be customized to fit the unique requirements of a firm, desk, or trader.

Webinars

Real-Time Risk Monitoring in Electronic Trading Environments

On the buy-side, risk monitoring helps portfolio managers formulate new strategies for assessing performance. On the sell-side, the same tools enable traders and managers to monitor and analyze all aspects of risk throughout the trading day. Regardless of which asset classes are being traded, the ability to monitor risk on a real-time basis is revolutionizing how risk compliance is accomplished at top tier financial institutions around the world. In this webinar, we discuss the benefits of analyzing intraday trading risk, the downsides of waiting for end-of-day reports, and the challenges associated with building and using risk compliance dashboards that traders and compliance managers can use effectively to inform trading decisions. We also demonstrate methods for code-free development of sophisticated risk analytics systems that can be customized to fit the unique requirements of a firm, desk, or trader.

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Introduction to Panopticon Streams: Stream Processing with No Coding

Panopticon Streams, a stream processing engine built on the popular Apache Kafka platform, enables business users to build sophisticated Kafka data flows with no coding. Streams connects directly to a wide range of streaming and historic information sources, including Kafka, Kx kdb+, Solace, Hadoop and NoSQL sources. Streams supports critical data functions including: - Streaming Data Prep: Combines multiple real-time streams with historic data sources - Calculation Engine: Calculates performance metrics based on business needs - Aggregation Driver: Combines data as needed - Alerting Engine: Highlights anomalies against user-defined thresholds - Integration with the Confluent Enterprise Control Center - Expanded support for IoT environments, including manufacturing, energy/utilities, and transportation/logistics The engine is designed to be used by people who understand their business problems. They can create their own data flows utilizing data from any number of sources and incorporate joins, aggregations, conflations, calculations, unions, merges, and alerts into their stream processing applications. They can then visualize processed data using Panopticon Visual Analytics and/or output it to Kafka, Kx kdb+, InfluxDb, or any SQL database.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Demo: A Real-Time View of Order Book Depth

Traders need to understand what is happening to the order book right now – in real time – plus what has happened during the last few minutes. With Panopticon, traders can monitor for imbalances across instruments, and then investigate the latest book depth from that time onwards. It can query historic data stored in kdb+, OneTick, or virtually any other high performance data repository, or subscribe to live data streams from Kafka, Solace, Rabbit MQ, or other message buses. When traders are monitoring a wide selection of stocks, they need to see a summary of all books along with calculated metrics to display anomalies. If they are monitoring only a few instruments, they most likely want to see them all in parallel. Panopticon supports either use case, and at any time, the user can jump from the live real time view of the order book to see any part of the trading day to examine anomalies in more detail.

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Panopticon Demo: Visualize your Order Book with Full Depth

Panopticon enables traders to visualize their Order Books at full depth. While looking at Top of Book to see the spread across time is useful, traders can’t see what’s happening at depth unless they use much more sophisticated visualizations, as demonstrated in this video. Viewing full depth stats across the a selected period makes it easy to understand what is actually happening with trades. Traders can grouping depth into multiple buckets (in order example, ten buckets) and calculate total size, size imbalance, spreads, and size-weighted average bids and offers down the book, at each level of depth. They can see where the book widens and narrows, where the book is balanced, where there are size imbalances, and where orders are more mixed. They can also see how the best spread correlates to the weighted average spread across the book. This approach is especially useful when making comparisons between different instruments. Traders can easily see anomalies in book depth across the market, and how those anomalies change over time, down to the nanosecond level. This dashboard also enables users to see what sort of strategies other firms in the market are trading; for example, is a rival firm’s strategy focused on market making or is it continuously moving liquidity between both sides of the book? Is it sporadic in its order flow? Does it look like spoofing? In this video, we are looking at trading activity for equities, but the system supports all asset classes and quants, traders, and compliance officers can visualize order books for fixed income, derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange instruments with equal accuracy and depth.

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Panopticon Demo: Build Stream Processing Applications with Zero Coding

Panopticon Streams, a stream processing engine built on the popular Apache Kafka platform, enables business users to build sophisticated Kafka data flows with no coding. Streams connects directly to a wide range of streaming and historic information sources, including Kafka, Kx kdb+, Solace, Hadoop and NoSQL sources. Streams supports critical data functions including: - Streaming Data Prep: Combines multiple real-time streams with historic data sources - Calculation Engine: Calculates performance metrics based on business needs - Aggregation Driver: Combines data as needed - Alerting Engine: Highlights anomalies against user-defined thresholds - Integration with the Confluent Enterprise Control Center - Expanded support for IoT environments, including manufacturing, energy/utilities, and transportation/logistics The engine is designed to be used by people who understand their business problems. They can create their own data flows utilizing data from any number of sources and incorporate joins, aggregations, conflations, calculations, unions, merges, and alerts into their stream processing applications. They can then visualize processed data using Panopticon Visual Analytics and/or output it to Kafka, Kx kdb+, InfluxDb, or any SQL database.

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Panopticon Explainer: Introduction to Panopticon Streaming Analytics

Managing critical IoT, telecommunications, and energy infrastructures requires real-time insight into massive amounts of information. Business analysts and engineers can’t wait for end-of-day reports to make decisions that directly affect their operations. They must be able to see and understand what is happening in real time – as it happens. They must also be able to examine all the events leading up a problem in fantastic detail. Altair Panopticon provides people working for the world’s largest corporations with the tools they need to build and deploy their own real-time analytics applications. With Panopticon, engineers and analysts can spot emerging trends, clusters, and outliers in seconds. They can also rewind and look at every single step in a series of events with nanosecond accuracy. Panopticon handles data directly from any data source you’re likely to use, including real-time message buses, time series database, CEP engines, SQL databases, and Big Data repositories.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Explainer: Introduction to Stream Processing

Altair Panopticon Streams is a sophisticated stream processing engine that leverages the agility, speed, and power of the Kafka Streams framework and Apache Kafka. Streams enables business users to design and deploy new data flows using a standard web browser. Simply point and click to draw the data flow. Subscribe to streaming data inputs, including Kafka topics, plus non-Kafka streaming sources like message buses, web sockets, CEP engines, ticker plants, and market data feeds. Retrieve historical data from tick databases, time series databases, SQL row stores, column stores, NoSQL, New SQL, and restful web services. Create alerts based on performance metrics against defined thresholds and output processed data to Kafka topics, to email, or write to databases like kdb+, InfluxDb, or any SQL database. Streams supports key data operations, including: - Join and Union data streams and tables - Aggregate and conflate streams of data - Perform calculations - Filter and Branch streams Panopticon Streams works beautifully with Panopticon Visual Analytics to create a flexible and highly capable streaming analytics platform.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Explainer: Build Compliance Dashboards with Proactive Alerts

Panopticon Streaming Analytics gives compliance officers a real-time view of all activity by trader — as well as by instrument, asset class, office, and desk. They can monitor and review current and historic trading activity with as much granularity as needed, down to the nanosecond, and configure proactive alerts to highlight possible compliance breaches.

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Panopticon Explainer: Analyze Equities Trading Activity in Real-Time

The key to improving profitability in equity trading is fast comprehension of market conditions and trading activity. This enables traders to make smart timing and execution decisions while keeping risk within limits. With Panopticon, traders and managers can monitor activity in real time and jump back in time to analyze every aspect of a trade with nanosecond accuracy.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Explainer: Streaming Analytics for Fixed Income Trading

Panopticon is a perfect fit for algo-driven Fixed Income trading. It makes it easy to monitor and analyze trading activity, risk, and profitability, and make full use of all your data resources. Traders can build and publish their own analytical UIs without writing any code. Panopticon handles data directly from kdb+, OneTick, Kafka, Solace, and practically any other data source you’re likely to need. With Panopticon, you can monitor trading activity in real time and jump back in time to analyze every aspect of a trade with nanosecond accuracy.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Explainer: Working with MemSQL

The MemSQL scalable relational database is designed to handle millions of transactions per second along with high performance queries. It’s a perfect match for trading analytics applications. Altair Panopticon connects directly to MemSQL data repositories with no coding or middleware required. MemSQL’s industry-leading compression ratios enable it to ingest real time streams of trading and market data. It also supports fast query performance with millisecond response times across billions of rows, and the scale-out architecture supports thousands of users and petabytes of data. Combine MemSQL with Panopticon to deliver sophisticated trading analytics and compliance applications at the enterprise level.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Explainer: Proactive Alerting

Altair Panopticon supports Proactive Alerting to highlight anomalies in your trading activity that require attention — and possibly require immediate action. Select a variable, which can be an aggregated measure based on multiple data sources, and decide if you want the alert to go out when that variable goes above or below a certain threshold for a set period of time. You can program your alerts to go out when your data first breaches a threshold or when the breach is over. You can define alerts based on data from streaming data sources, including CEP engines and message queues like Solace, Kafka, ActiveMQ, StreamBase, and many others, and/or historical data stored in virtually any kind of database, including kdb+, OneTick, MemSQL, InfluxDB, Oracle, Hadoop, MongoDB, SAP HANA, DB2, and more.

Product Overview Videos

Panopticon Demo: Monitor ATM Performance

This video demonstrates how to use visual analytics to monitor performance and profitability of a network of ATM machines. The system can monitor the number of transactions for each machine and identify machines that under-performing due to lack of supplies, paper, failed transactions, and/or funds. The dashboards also utilize real time data from the ATM network to help managers identify cases of potential fraud, including card cloning.

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Panopticon Demo: Monitor IoT Sensors with Control Charts

Panopticon enables organizations to monitor and analyze real-time data streaming in from a wide variety of IoT sensors in industrial applications.

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Panopticon Demo: Smart Meter Monitoring and Analysis

Panopticon visualizations enable smart grid managers to utilize real time data streaming in from a network of smart meters to analyze usage, price, cost, and identify opportunities to improve system performance and profitability.

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Panopticon Demo: Monitor and Analyze Forex RFQs and Hit Ratios

Panopticon enables FX traders and managers to analyze hit ratios and RFQs based on real time streaming data. They can also look back at historical data on a transaction-by-transaction basis to investigate whether a problem is a one-off or part of a trend.

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Panopticon Demo: Monitor and Analyze Forex Prices Spreads and Skews

In this demonstration, we analyze and monitor forex spot data in terms of prices, spreads, skews, and number of updates. The system utilizes real time streams of FX trading data and presents it on the screen using several advanced visualizations, including Treemaps, Heatmaps, and Scatter Plots, as well as time series data displays that support investigation into trends.

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Panopticon Demo: Monitor Equity Trading Activity in Real Time

This video tutorial shows how real time-enabled visual analytics improve the efficiency and accuracy of monitoring trading activity in equity markets. Traders and managers can identify potential threats to profitability and take action immediately during the trading day, rather than wait for an end-of-day report.

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Panopticon Demo: Monitor and Analyze Trading Profit and Loss in Real Time

The ability to analyze profitability during the trading day is a major advantage for firms engaged in electronic or high frequency trading. Traders can take corrective action like changes to strategy and execution venue selection as soon as they spot an issue that may drag trading into loss territory for the day.  The Panopticon Streaming Analytics Platform enables buy side and sell side firms to connect to virtually any data source, including kdb+, Kafka, InfluxDB, OneTick, and Solace (as well as virtually all other sources commonly deployed in electronic trading infrastructures). They can then visualize real-time streaming and historical time series data in ways that enable them to understand what exactly is happening with their profitability, what caused specific problems, and devise effective approaches to improve profits on the day.

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Panopticon Demo: Real-Time Risk Aggregation and Monitoring

Trading firms can analyze risk in real time - at a microsecond by microsecond level - using Panopticon. The system enables traders, managers, and compliance offers to analyze positions, exposures and trading activity in real time, and at the most granular level possible. They can identify risk and P&L variance anomalies immediately and take action right away, rather than constantly looking back and making after-the-fact decisions based on old data.

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Panopticon Demo: Trader Surveillance with Real-Time Dashboards

Regulatory change is driving capital markets firms to move from individual trade surveillance to trader surveillance. Firms must look at the holistic risk profile for each individual trader, combining their alerts from the trading and communications systems, including exposures and P&L. Managers can use Panopticon real-time visual analytics to identify where problems exist before they become bigger regulatory issues.

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