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Cinnober has released benchmarks on version 8 of its high performance trading system, carried out in cooperation with Intel. Tests show radically reduced average response time.

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, announced today that the firm this month will begin rolling out the first phase of a major technology initiative designed to further enhance the performance of its low latency and ultra-low latency offerings. Phase One consists of upgrades in the gateway, infrastructure and application technology, enabling clients to reduce trading latency by up to 20 percent.

QuantHouse, the leading independent provider of low latency trading solutions, announced today that BATS Europe, the fast-growing pan-European multilateral trading facility, has selected QuantHouse to supply real-time feeds of market data from other European trading venues. BATS Europe uses the data from primary listing markets and other MTFs to support its trading operations and specific order types on its marketplace, as an input for market analytics, and to support its recently launched smart order routing service.

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.