S&P Capital IQ® Awarded iCMG Best Software Architecture Award

Sep 22, 2015 / 11:27 AM
New York, NY

New York - 22 September 2015 - S&P Capital IQ®, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI) and a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics, has been awarded the prestigious iCMG Enterprise & IT Architecture Excellence Award for Best Software Architecture for its Virtual Database Platform initiative.   

The global award honors architects and enterprises in the discipline of IT architecture, whose work demonstrates a real sense of innovation and ability to create ground breaking software, enduring systems and enterprises. Entries from 26 countries were submitted for several award categories.

Based on a cutting-edge storage virtualization approach, the Virtual Database Platform for which S&P Capital IQ was awarded, provides core data architecture standards aimed at improving database deployment and operational efficiencies, increasing flexibility for development and quality demands, and enabling a more nimble and on-demand storage model.

“For the second year, we are honored to receive this prestigious award. It further underscores our commitment to excellence and the creation of world leading IT products” said Sidney Liu, Senior Director at S&P Capital IQ. “Our Virtual Database Platform Initiative will be a much needed support to our clients’ business needs.  It will also shorten the time needed to bring new products to market by virtualizing database storage, reducing data refreshing complexity, and increasing productivity for development and quality assurance teams, and database administrators.

“To have these achievements recognized by top thought leaders and innovators in the industry is a significant milestone for our business.” 

“The Virtual Database Platform Initiative is an invaluable step towards S&P Capital IQ’s aim to lead improvement and innovative development of the IT architecture space,” added Kevin O’Connor, Chief Technology Officer at S&P Capital IQ. “This initiative is a further example of the service-oriented-architecture, platform-centric approach adopted by S&P Capital IQ, and follows on from similar successful product launches, such as our High Performance Financial Analytics Platform, which won the award in 2013.”


S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. S&P Capital IQ provides a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today’s investors need.  For more information, visit

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