Aladdin (Asset, Liability, Debt and Derivative Investment Network)[1] is an electronic system by BlackRock Solutions, the risk management division of the largest investment management corporation, BlackRock, Inc. In 2013, it handled about $11 trillion in assets (including BlackRocks $4.1 trillion assets), which was about 7% of the worlds financial assets, and kept track of about 30,000 investment portfolios.[2] As of 2020, Aladdin managed $21.6 trillion in assets.[3]

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Adam Curtiss 2016 documentary HyperNormalisation cites the Aladdin system as an example of how modern technocrats attempt to manage the complications of the real world.


Aladdin uses the following technologies, Linux, Java, Hadoop, Docker, Kubernetes, Zookeeper, Splunk, ELK Stack, Git, Apache, Nginx, Sybase ASE, Cognos, FIX, Swift object storage, REST, AngularJS, TREP.[citation needed]

It was built/upgraded using Julia, i.e. analytics modules for were written in Julia.[4][5] It has also been reported that it was written originally in C++, Java and Perl.[6]

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