RFA launches Managed Data Services

RFA, a specialist in the cloud and cyber security technology and digital transformation, has launched a new Managed Data Services offering. 

With multiple clients already utilising the service, the global offering includes fully managed data warehousing, ingestion, and analytics services guarded by RFA's award-winning security platform designed for investment managers looking to harness the power of their data for digital transformation. This unique, comprehensive offering means RFA is the only managed service provider (MSP) offering this best-of-breed secure and governed single-integrated data platform solution.  
 
"RFA's vision is to provide investment managers with true business and digital transformation services. Our Managed Data Services provide a mature data on-demand infrastructure program through automation, analytics, and managed services," says Yohan Kim, President at RFA.  “Additionally, to support this initiative we have promoted Markel Alayev to the role of Chief Data Officer at RFA, responsible for ensuring the service supports our clients enterprise-wide governance and utilization of information as an asset, via data processing, analysis, data mining, information trading and other means.” 
 
At the heart of Managed Data Services is a powerful single, integrated data platform. A data warehouse built to serve all three major public clouds (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform) delivers, the leading on-demand scaling SaaS solution for data-driven organisations. The virtual warehouse approach completely separates the data processing and data storage layers, allowing managers to be public cloud-agnostic and scale compute while keeping a single source of truth. 
 
"RFA's platform enables our clients to yield rapid results in data management and AI while focusing on core business objectives. We empower firms to achieve data autonomy, shed dependency from data vendors and legacy processes, ultimately improved returns," says Michael Asher, Chief Information Officer at RFA.  
 
RFA's Managed Data Services has engineered a gold standard in security, resilience, and governance to exceed ever-increasing regulatory requirements of institutional investors and global financial regulators. RFA utilises leading cloud management and database performance monitoring to provide ongoing reporting and analytics through a dedicated 24/7 team. The data platform is integrated with Artificially Intelligent Security Information and Event Management (AI SIEM) to provide real-time, uninterrupted security monitoring. RFA's Disaster Recovery capabilities also protect the SaaS warehouse allowing for a seamless failover to a different cloud region or provider always to guarantee SLA.  
 
Data ingestion and analytics are two of the core offerings within Managed Data Services. To provide clients with an edge on the competition, RFA manages Clients Data Warehouse integrations across a wide range of sources, including front-middle and back-office applications, data providers, and databases. Crucially, RFA's monitoring platform tracks data flow to a client's data warehouse, highlighting discrepancies in real-time.