Are you tired of being reactive on a regular basis? What if you could make proactive business decisions based on real-time information and data at your fingertips in seconds, not hours? Financial Services firms are placing a higher importance on data management systems and strategies. Real-time data updates are becoming more common, are being expected by customers, and are required by regulators, traders and sales and marketing organisations. However traditional relational database technologies encounter difficulties meeting the quantity of data, scale and speed needed in today’s business environments. This paper discusses VMware vFabric GemFire and how this solution has emerged as a leading solution for real-time data management for today’s global Financial Services organisations.