Aladdin

Aladdin (Asset, Liability, Debt and Derivative Investment Network)[1] is an electronic system by BlackRock Solutions, the risk management division of the largest investment management corporation, BlackRock, Inc. In 2013, it handled about $11 trillion in assets (including BlackRocks $4.1 trillion assets), which was about 7% of the worlds financial assets, and kept track of about 30,000 investment portfolios.[2] As of 2020, Aladdin managed $21.6 trillion in assets.[3]

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Adam Curtiss 2016 documentary HyperNormalisation cites the Aladdin system as an example of how modern technocrats attempt to manage the complications of the real world.

Technology[edit]

Aladdin uses the following technologies, Linux, Java, Hadoop, Docker, Kubernetes, Zookeeper, Splunk, ELK Stack, Git, Apache, Nginx, Sybase ASE, Cognos, FIX, Swift object storage, REST, AngularJS, TREP.[citation needed]

It was built/upgraded using Julia, i.e. analytics modules for were written in Julia.[4][5] It has also been reported that it was written originally in C++, Java and Perl.[6]

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