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Messaging specialist 29West is collaborating with Exegy to integrate the latter's hardware-accelerated ticker plant with its Latency Busters Messaging (LBM) middleware, in what the companies are pitching as a "strategic new offering" for enterprise-wide market data distribution. The tie-up provides 29West with new options for data feed handlers and Exegy with a high fan-out distribution mechanism, as well as a strong middleware partner.

Selerity, a provider of real-time event data solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the launch of its ultra-low-latency platform for delivering machine-readable U.S. Corporate and Economic event data. The Selerity Platform allows investment firms to make accelerated decisions using breaking events.

29West, Inc. the market leader in high-performance, low-latency messaging solutions, and Exegy, the hardware-accelerated market data appliance company, announced today a strategic new offering in market data distribution. The high-performance, space saving, cost effective market data solution for large trading groups is powered by the integration of 29West's next generation LBM messaging software with Exegy's unique low-latency market data appliance – the Exegy Ticker Plant.

Progress Apama has signed up Link Investimentos, its 18th client in Brazil in just 18 months, for its algorithmic trading platform. The deal underscores Progress Apama's assertion that the local electronic trading market is booming as investment banks and brokerages adopt next-generation trading technologies to enable algorithmic and high-frequency trading strategies.

Cable & Wireless Worldwide has responded to market demand for high-speed exchange connectivity with a new configuration of its International Ethernet Private Line (IEPL) network. The company reckons the newly configured network will meet the needs of high-performance traders by delivering high speed – up to 1Gb per second – as well as predictable and secure ethernet connections.

Icap has selected Tervela technology to support a global messaging infrastructure for its electronic broking division Icap Electronic Broking (IEB). Tervela's TMX message switches, TPE persistence engines and the TPM provisioning and management system beat IBM's MQLLM solution as well as products from Tibco Software, RTI, Solace Systems and 29West in a rigorous nine-month product evaluation and sales process that came down to a bake-off between Tervela's hardware-based solution and a software-driven messaging system.

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.

Nordic multilateral trading facility (MTF) Burgundy's addition of Fixnetix to its lineup of connectivity suppliers brings the number of connectivity options to five, including Verizon, BT, TNS and IP-Only.

SunGard has integrated its smart order routing and algorithmic trading solutions, GL Stream and GL Tactics, with market data feeds from QuantHouse, a leading provider of ultra low latency market data technologies. SunGard customers using the solutions will be able to select data feeds from either SunGard or QuantHouse, according to speed, content, resiliency and stability, helping them to choose the right feed for a specific time and goal. The integration is part of SunGard’s multiple market data vendor strategy, designed to help improve the support for customers in algorithmic trading, high frequency trading or multi-venue environments.