Deutsche Bank continues with its open source journey
Not deviating from its open source path, Deutsche Bank has made some software code publicly available.
The solution, known as Waltz, will help firms better understand their IT environments, allowing them to manage their technology more effectively. The move underpins the bank’s goal to become a leader in the open source community.
Waltz allows organisations to gather information about their IT environment from multiple sources across the firm, including information on applications, infrastructure, data, processes and costs. It pulls the information together intelligently and displays it in a powerful, easy to use interface. The result is an unprecedented level of transparency for decision makers over their complex IT environments. This enables smarter, faster and better decisions on technology investments and allows organisations to optimise their IT architecture to meet business growth and development goals.
Waltz is part of the bank’s strategy to modernise, simplify and standardise its technology. By making the code publicly available, programmers can suggest improvements, develop new features and find innovative new uses for the software. This is fed back into the open source community, making the application even more useful for everyone. The code can be accessed via the GitHub platform.
Russell Green, head of group architecture at Deutsche Bank, said, “This is an exciting step which showcases the high level of innovation within the firm. We look forward to working with the open source community to share ideas, drive consistency across the industry and continually improve the software.”