First Derivatives now an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

15 February 2021

London, February 15th: First Derivatives today announced that it has been named an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner.

The announcement underscores FD’s expertise and experience supporting clients with their cloud-based digital transformation initiatives, particularly in the financial services sector.

Commenting on the announcement, David Collins, Managing Director at First Derivatives said: “We are delighted to achieve the AWS Advanced Consulting Partner status. We leverage the power of AWS to help customers modernize processes and derive additional value from their data. We look forward to a continued strengthening of our relationship with AWS.”

With a combination of innovative tools and highly qualified consultants – both onsite and nearshore – FD’s cloud transition capabilities for AWS deliver in these key areas:

  • Application Migration and Modernisation – taking data intensive applications and processes to the cloud
  • Managed Services – a fully managed dynamic and flexible hosting service automating operational and management tasks allowing customers to focus on activities that differentiate their business
  • Innovation – sandbox environments and AI and ML services, giving customers space to run analysis and modelling on data for better businesses outcomes without the worry of interrupting or disrupting ongoing business.

To date, FD has over 120 AWS certified consultants with a stated mission of training up to 2,000 consultants to help clients safely migrate their critical systems to the Cloud. The announcement forms part of FD’s stated strategy of enhancing knowledge and services offerings in the areas of compliance, data management, risk, regulatory reporting, trading technology and Financial Services ISVs with cloud expertise.

About FD
FD is a global technology provider with more than 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, automotive, manufacturing and energy institutions. The Group’s KX technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. KX delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. FD operates from 15 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide. For further information, please visit and