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Container Love in Times of Regulation: Higher stability, security and scalability through microservice architecture

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In the first half of 2019, figo will restructure its technical operation environment. In addition to a further data centre – from currently two to three German data centres in the future, operated by the known subcontractors of iNNOVO Cloud – the infrastructure will be converted to a container-based environment. Accordingly, the figo Banking as a Service API will be evolved into a microservice architecture. To orchestrate the overall solution, Kubernetes will be used.

These measures ensure figo API’s future-readiness with regard to requirements for stability, security, scalability and performance, while at the same time, enabling greater flexibility with increasing use of the service. The conversion has no effect on the continued reliable guarantee, that figo can meet BaFin’s Minimum Requirements for Risk Management (MaRisk) for hosted SaaS setups both as a service provider and as a payment institution.


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Silver Sponsor RatePAY

Let us introduce RatePAY, Silver Sponsor of Bankathon #6. The FinTech company was founded in 2009 and offers secure e-payment solutions. We are glad that RatePAY got on board for the second time!


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Silver Sponsor Main Incubator

Main Incubator is Silver Sponsor of Bankathon #6. Not only their name and their location makes them a perfect fit for our event in Frankfurt, but also their purpose: To accompany and support FinTech companies from their founding to market entry of products and beyond. As the incubator of one of Germany’s biggest banks Commerzbank they are able to offer startups access to a lot of valuable resources in the banking world.


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Diamond Sponsor Deutsche Börse

Deutsche Börse is Diamond Sponsor for figo’s Bankathon #6. It operates the largest of seven German stock exchanges and the world’s 10th largest stock exchange measured by market capitalisation – Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

This makes them the perfect fit as a sponsor for our Bankathon #6 in the beautiful Main metropolis. We are very happy to have them on board, not only as a sponsor, but also with their API and a participating developer team.


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Silver Sponsor Axway

Today we present to you: Axway, Silver Sponsor of Bankathon #6The IT company offers API management services also to players of the financial services industry. As such a provider Axway is the perfect fit for an API-driven event like the Bankathon! Of course, they make their API available to Bankathon #6 participants who can get creative with it.


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Silver Sponsor iNNOVO Cloud

A huge thank you goes to iNNOVO Cloud, Silver Sponsor of Bankathon #6. The full service cloud platform provider sponsors the event for the second time now. Among the company’s customers are financial institutions, FinTechs as well as SMEs.


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Gold Sponsor VERIMI

Today, we present to you the two-time Gold Sponsor of Bankathon: VERIMI! The identity platform was founded in 2018 by several leading German companies in their respective fields, among them Allianz and Deutsche Bank. Their aim is to establish an European standard for secure electronic identity verification with a strong focus on data privacy. Participants of Bankathon #6 are also able to use VERIMI’s API for the development of their prototypes. But that’s still not all: They will also sponsor one of events’ tracks – more on that soon! We are glad to have such a forward-thinking startup among Bankathon’s supporters!


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Gold Sponsor Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is Gold Sponsor of Bankathon #6! We are proud that one of Germany’s biggest banks is supporting our event! Also, they are going to provide their API to the participants, so they develop new and creative use cases that rely on it.

Here is what Deutsche Bank has to say about their relationship to figo and the Bankathon:

“With figo we realized our financial planner multibanking and enabled our customers to integrate all their bank accounts to their online- and mobile-banking. Now we are looking forward to the next level and to new challenging ideas and concepts at figo’s Bankathon.”


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Diamond Sponsor Visa

Today is Visa’s turn. They are Diamond Sponsor of Bankathon #6 and are supporting our event for the fourth time already! Thank you so much for staying with us for such a long time!

They are not only sponsoring the event but they will also provide APIs from their Developer Platform, so the participants can get creative with it. Of course, Visa’s Team will be present during the event and help out any developers regarding their APIs.

Here is what Visa has to say about the Bankathon:

“The Bankathon has established itself as an important event in the calendar of the FinTech industry and underlines the importance of APIs for the world of banks. We are partnering up for the fourth time this year and – just like in 2017 – are going to sponsor our own track. We look forward to creative ideas that spring from the cooperation of banking experts and developers and are excited to see the use cases, that combine APIs of the Visa Developer Platform with interfaces of other players.”


Bankathon #6 Frankfurt: Diamond Sponsor Hanseatic Bank

We start this week with the presentation of our Diamond Sponsor Hanseatic Bank. The financial institution was founded in 1969 and is known for its  cooperations with FinTechs and openness to innovation. This makes them the perfect match for Bankathon – which is probably why they are supporting the event for the third time already! We thank you for your continuous support!

Here is what they have to say about the event:

“The cooperation between figo and Hanseatic Bank has existed for years now. We are always happy to support figo’s Bankathon to foster an environment where talented people can create truly useful products and services for customers in such a concentrated approach. We always experience it as a great place for inspiration and valuable networking.”