Building a High-Performance

Equities Trading Platform for Questrade

  • Client: Questrade
  • Client Location: Canada
  • Project Duration: 2009-2015
  • Team Size: 25
  • Teach Stack: ASP.NET; MS Enterprise Library; WCF; Telerik RAD Controls; Sybase ASE

The Challenge

Major trading platforms have ironclad SLAs that require the software to be able to process millions of transactions per second. The stakes are high, as slips in performance and failure to deliver are almost certain to result in costly lawsuits or even business failure.

In 2008, Questrade was an aspiring startup looking to build its own equities trading platform in the Canadian market, but was struggling to achieve that in-house.

The company turned to Volo to deliver high-performance technology that would help them achieve a competitive edge.

The Solution

In a mere seven months, Volo was able to take the deeply flawed codebase that had taken the previous team eighteen months to build, and turn it into a fully functioning business for Kofile.

After making sure the business was up and running, we then turned our attention to re-architecting the entire platform using a micro-services concept and ended up delivering a first-rate solution.


An extremely professional team with a can-do attitude and the willingness to go the extra mile for the good of the project.

Marina Priezjev

Questrade Web Application Design & Engineering Director

Key Benefits

  • Continuous security monitoring and reporting
  • Configurable platform to meet an agency’s specific needs
  • Real time backup
  • Timely project recovery
  • Redundant, disaster-proof storage integrity
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