we need some advise. we are new to black box trading and we need to know the best way and set up to store and use data for back testing.. our current program that is being built is considered a grey box but we have black box ideas for the future and want to have evrything ready so we dont need to redo anything.. our program is being built in c#/.net. so i t needs to work with that for the grey box.. for now, but c++ for the future. ive been reading some of the forum and Binary, HDF5, and R are some of things im interested in. or if there are others better for this situation please add in.. also some insight on how to set the hardware (example) 2 guys in a office is the area we are working from. so it needs to fit that. im a trader not a programmer so i really need some help if someone would.. thanks ps also we are looking into working with APAMA. anyone have experance or imput about that?