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This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that NYSE AMEX OPTIONS was up 94% to 1,372,954 mps over the 1 second interval.

Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software , today announced Sybase Event Streaming Processor (ESP), a major new version of the award-winning Sybase Aleri CEP platform.  Sybase ESP demonstrates Sybase’s commitment to leading the pace of innovation – and leaving the competition behind - in the world of emerging customer demand for real-time analytics.

BATS Global Markets (BATS), a global operator of securities and derivatives markets, today announced the launch of the BATS Multicast Latency Feed, becoming the first exchange to offer a latency feed directly to its members.

Redline Trading Solutions, a leading provider of ultra-low latency trading solutions, announced that its InRush Accelerated Ticker Plant was selected for Pico Quantitative Trading’s new managed solution specifically designed for its multi-asset electronic trading clients.

The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) has been successfully launched as an automated trading services (ATS) provider. The trading debut took place on May 18, 2011 with trading, post-trade and surveillance technology provided by Cinnober.

Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing (HPC), along with Solarflare, the company pioneering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), announced today that Penguin Computing is designing and delivering Solarflare’s networking products as part of its financial services solutions. This partnership will bring together leading technologies for customers in the high-performance computing and data storage markets in the US and Europe, who are looking to increase network performance and reduce latency to gain a competitive advantage.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a new record in low-latency messaging performance for Ethernet networks based on the latest STAC-M2 benchmark test conducted by Mellanox on IBM systems. The record was achieved using Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 10GbE NICs with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264 10GbE switch, and IBM x3550 servers running IBM’s WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging (LLM) technology.

Thomson Reuters today announced a strategic relationship with StreamBase in order to deliver a CEP technology platform that is fully integrated with Elektron, the firm’s high performance global network. The relationship will result in the industry’s only trading platform that combines comprehensive real-time and historical data, high capacity network connectivity and managed hosting services with a CEP platform for rapid application development and strategy deployment.

SunGard, one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies, today announced that Russell Fradin will succeed Cristóbal Conde as SunGard’s chief executive officer on May 31, 2011.  Mr. Fradin will also become a member of SunGard’s Board of Directors.