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Thomson Reuters today launched Elektron, its next generation real-time network and hosting environment, in India to meet the strong demand for fast and cost-effective access to this important emerging market. Working in collaboration with Netmagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the new facility at the Bombay Stock Exchange will provide co-location hosting with a managed application environment, low latency connectivity to local market data and access to the Elektron global real-time network.

IBM has added new feed handlers for exchanges in Hong Kong and Singapore to its WebSphere Front Office for Financial Markets platform, and enhanced feed handlers for the London Stock Exchange and Turquoise to comply with the LSE’s forthcoming Millennium Exchange trading platform. The additional feeds bring to more than 100 the number of data feeds for which WebSphere offers handlers.

Kx Systems, the leader in high-performance database and timeseries analysis, has announced today the release of kdb+ v2.7. In response to growing market demand, this version comes with several enhancements, of which intelligent file compression, enhanced memory management and a performance increase of up to 20% are the most significant. With constantly growing data volumes the costs of storage are an increasingly important consideration for global financial institutions. Regulatory requirements are an additional driver for storing greater quantities of data.

Tervela, the pioneer of hardware-accelerated messaging systems, and Allston Trading, LLC, a premier market maker in more than 30 financial exchanges worldwide, today announced that Tervela’s messaging platform has been chosen to enable a more information-rich trading environment while monitoring application performance, network health, and end-to-end latency in real-time.

Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, today introduced the Voltaire Vantage 6048, a low-latency, high-performance Layer 2/3 top-of-rack switch optimized for cloud computing.

Bloomberg Tradebook, a leading global agency broker, today announced exclusive arrangements with leading industry dark liquidity providers to deliver full transparency and visibility of dark pool executions.

Nascent asset manager Exclusive Quantitative Investment Management (EXQIM) has selected OneMarketData’s OneTick complex event processing (CEP) and database software to underpin quantitative strategy development and deployment in the US and European equities markets. - an initiative of the Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) - has released a data feed handler for the Direct Edge Scratch feed. A community edition is available for free under an open source license, and at a cost for a commercially-supported enterprise edition.

Exegy, Inc., the market data appliance company announced today that the Exegy Ticker Plant driving the MarketDataPeaks web site hit 3,409,640 messages per second. This is a new record and surpasses the previous high water mark of 3,389,942 mps reached on 30 July when the market reacted to poor Q2 GDP growth data and downward revisions to prior quarterly data.