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Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced that it has completed the firm’s expansion into CME’s Co-Location facility in Aurora, IL. This latest expansion sees the firm complete its build-out of all US exchange colocation venues and follows the IaaS provider’s recent expansion into the NYSE Euronext exchange co-location facility in Mahwah, which was completed in June of this year.

Infinig Group, a New York based high performance software solutions company and leading provider of social media analytics for global financial markets, announced today its release of advanced API (Application Programming Interface) for access to the company’s ECHO platform.

FlexTrade Systems, a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has announced today that Blackwell Global has deployed MaxxTrader as its full STP and white label FX trading system to process spot currencies and precious metals, as well as FlexTCA for its analytic platform for real-time and historical transaction cost analysis.

First Derivatives, a leading provider of software and consulting services to the financial services industry, today announces it has reached agreement with the founders of Kx Systems ("Kx") to acquire a further 46.47% stake in Kx for a total consideration of £36.0m. As a result First Derivatives’ holding in Kx will increase from its current 20.1% to 65.2% on a fully diluted basis. This increase in holding is expected to be earnings enhancing in the current financial year for the Company.

TMX Atrium, TMX Group's global capital markets infrastructure provider, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the United Kingdom’s National Measurement Institute, to distribute NPLTime.

Orc, a global leader in derivatives trading technology, today announced Orc Smart Order Router (SOR), a flexible, high-performance routing engine designed to enhance quality of execution, reach the best liquidity and reduce costs. It also enables brokers and firms to consolidate their market access infrastructure to one global vendor.

Australian-based Metamako, supplier of ultra low-latency devices to exchanges and the trading community, has retained the services of Kevin Covington to mastermind its European expansion strategy. One of the original creators of the HFT-enabling co-location concept, in recent years Covington has been working with a leading global asset management company to extend and develop the international presence of ITRS Group. With significant experience of building, running and selling financial technology companies, Covington has been tasked by the Metamako board to develop the infrastructure for the company’s European operations to broaden out the business in London and other major trading cities in Europe.

BIOS IT today announced at the 2014 London Data Management Summit that it plans to deploy application accelerating SSDs using Memory Channel Storage technology within Supermicro server and storage platforms. This is ideally suited for a broad range of big-data analytics workloads, high-frequency trading, in-memory compute, server virtualization, VDI, and database acceleration - putting your data in motion.

Kx Systems, a leader in high-performance database and time-series analytics, today released version 3.2 of its kdb+ database software with its built-in programming language, q.