Bloomberg L.P.’s four co-founders: Michael R. Bloomberg, Chuck Zegar, Tom Secunda, Duncan MacMillan (Photo Credit: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)
Long before “Big Data” and “analytics”… before the Internet changed the way markets interacted… before computers were a critical tool for businesses… Bloomberg pioneered the practice of designing, building and applying information technology to deliver actionable financial insights, data, news and information to its customers. Better known as the “Terminal,” the Bloomberg Professional service has evolved from a desktop-driven technology into a cloud-based software platform, supported by one of the world’s largest private networks.
In 1982, with just two developers in a one-room office, Michael R. Bloomberg and our founders built the Terminal – the software, hardware and network – from scratch. Three decades and 4,000 technologists later, we continue the efforts of our founders to bring transparency to the global financial markets and push boundaries to deliver unique, valuable solutions to our customers.
A part of our ongoing innovation efforts includes our growing use of open source technologies. We recently joined the Linux Foundation and are contributing members to many community efforts and projects including Hadoop, Solr and OpenStack.
Recently Bloomberg’s Kevin Fleming sat down for a conversation with our friends at the Linux Foundation during their Collaboration Summit 2015 to talk about our open source strategy.
Stay tuned for more on what we are doing in tech in the coming days, weeks and months ahead…