SunGard, the largest privately held business software and IT services company, provides software solutions for many industry verticals. For the financial sector, SunGard offers Front Arena, an integrated cross-asset platform for sales, trading and risk management, operations, and distribution. Front Arena was designed to handle very large data flows; in high-volume environments such as equities exchange trading, Front Arena customers routinely enter as many as 130,000 trades per day. In March and April of 2011, engineers from SunGard and Microsoft worked together to confirm the performance and scalability of Front Arena on SQL Server 2008 R2, running on industry-standard servers. The results were very impressive. Read on for more details!