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FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that they have now combined all initiatives related to the support of FIX for high performance trading and market data into a single working group.

Tbricks today announced that Cebulon, the Amsterdam-based derivatives market maker, has selected Tbricks as the backbone of their market making and derivatives trading business.

Global electronic trading technology provider InfoReach has opened three new data centers in strategic locations to offer clients faster and more efficient trading performance.

McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system (DBMS) for capital markets, and Lucera Financial Infrastructures, a premier provider of on-demand high-performance infrastructure to power electronic trading, announced the availability of a STAC Report on the first cloud-based STAC-M3 benchmark assessing high-speed analytics on time series trading data. McObject and Lucera also announced a partnership in which Lucera will offer eXtremeDB Financial Edition as a service for applications hosted on the Lucera Compute high-performance, collocated cloud computing infrastructure for financial institutions.

Caplin Systems, e-distribution specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Ashworth as Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. He succeeds founder, Paul Caplin, who remains on the Board as Executive Chairman.

Thomson Reuters today announced a significant expansion of the footprint of its Elektron suite of propositions, increasing its ability to support customers who are looking for new growth opportunities while also controlling their costs. It is increasing the number of points of presence for its consolidated, real time feed in both established and developing financial markets, as well as expanding the reach of its managed services proposition. In doing so, Thomson Reuters is strengthening a comprehensive system of advanced data supply and delivery for customers around the world.

Corvil, a leading provider of real-time operational intelligence from wire data, today announced that its streaming analytics platform now is available with a full connection to kdb+, a high-performance database available from Palo Alto, California-based Kx Systems.

Colt Group S.A. today announces its proposed acquisition of KVH.

Metamako continues its leadership in ultra-low latency devices for exchanges and the trading community with the launch of MetaMux. MetaMux combines the features of an FPGA with Metamako’s 4 nanosecond MetaConnect switching technology to provide the ultimate deterministic speed for a range of critical trading and risk management applications. Orders sent by algorithmic traders, execution services and exchanges will reach their destinations in record time and will be delivered with a consistent latency, at a lower cost. Used for market access and network monitoring, MetaMux is considerably faster than conventional switches: a typical order entry through MetaMux takes only about 100 nanoseconds, more than twice as fast as traditional offerings.