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FSMLabs, premier provider of enterprise real-time and timekeeping technology, today announced an agreement to sell a number of its patents to Intellectual Ventures, a firm which supports innovation through investments in inventors and inventions. FSMLabs retains the rights to incorporate the patented technology in its own products.

Guosen Securities, a top tier investment bank in China, has signed an OEM license deal with Kx Systems for its kdb+ database. The deal marks Guosen’s move into algo trading and Kx’s first OEM arrangement in China where it already has other direct clients among local and international investment banks.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Interactive Data 7ticks, part of Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, has extended the footprint of its real-time services by locating a Point of Presence (POP) in Interxion’s Stockholm data centre. The POP offers customers low-latency connectivity and proximity hosting both to the Stockholm-based exchanges and between the London and Stockholm financial centres.

Chicago-based SpryWare recently announced its ticker plant can process 10 million messages per second. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to the company's co-founder Daniel May about the market data explosion, how SpryWare is responding, and trends for 2011.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that NASDAQ NLS was up a record 74% to 73,214 mps over the 1 second interval

SpryWare, a premier provider of Ultra Low Latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced the latest capacity test results of their MIS v3 ticker plant technology, surpassing the 10 million messages per second mark. The tests were run across a wide variety of market data messages simultaneously, including top of book, depth of book, and order book ingress messages. It also included normalized egress of the same message types, along with full order and top of book database caching enabled. All major asset classes were covered, including equities, options, and futures. The tests were designed to simulate the market data requirements of a global trading or brokerage firm that needs efficient access to a large amount of data across many asset classes.

Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data center services, today announced MarketPrizm has deployed an access node for its trading network and infrastructure service at Equinix’s LD4 London International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. MarketPrizm is a comprehensive trading infrastructure for European trading participants.

NYSE Euronext plans to move its options markets - NYSE Arca and NYSE Amex - to its Mahwah, NJ "Liquidity Centre" by the end of the first quarter, as it works to double their capacity to one million orders and 8.4 million quotes per second, with sub millisecond average order acknowledgements.

Watch fragmented FSMLabs, a provider of real-time and timekeeping technology, has added support for Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 6 operating system to its TimeKeeeper software, with a view to providing a combined solution that offers high frequency traders access to high precision time data.