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IBM Adds 5 Feedhandlers to WebSphere Front Office

IBM has added five feed handlers to its WebSphere Front Office for Financial Markets platform as well as a delay adapter that can be used to delay the distribution of real-time market data feeds by a predefined amount of time.

The additional five feed handlers, which bring the total number of market data feeds supported by the WebSphere Front Office portfolio to 95, offer connectivity to the Bolsa Comercio de Santiago, Hong Kong Exchange AMS/3, NYSE Euronext Derivatives UTP Level 1, the Sydney Futures Exchange and the Taiwan Futures Exchange.

IBM has also updated its feed handler for the London Stock Exchange’s Infolect to include support for the Borsa Italiana and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Enhancements to meet the latest specifications of data providers have been made to the feed handlers streaming data from the NYSE ArcaBook for Equities, the NYSE OpenBook Ultra, the NYSE Reference Data for Equities and to four feed handlers carrying market data from the Deutsche Boerse.

The company said the feed handlers are designed to meet customer requirements for high-throughput, low-latency connectivity to major North American and European exchange feeds. As well as distributing market data, the handlers can provide data normalisation, data blending, value added calculations and custom data integration.

The addition of a delay adapter to the WebSphere Front Office platform allows subscription updates to be made at specified times, fulfilling the requirements of organisations using different pricing structures. The adapter can be configured to cache data in memory or to disk, while real-time monitoring and logging provide an audit trail of data delays.

The new and enhanced feed handlers, as well as the delay adapter, are available immediately for electronic distribution to IBM customers subscribing to the company’s Passport Advantage software licensing and upgrade scheme.

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