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OneMarketData has begun the roll out of a series of packaged solutions with the introduction of OneTick Market Surveillance Service, a hosted solution created by the company in partnership with Fundamental Interactions. The solutions deviate from the company’s traditional commercial model of licensing the OneTick time series tick database and analytics engine software to users and will not necessarily require customers to be existing OneTick customers.

Azul Systems continues to build its direct and third-party customer bases with recent wins for its Zing Java virtual machine (JVM) at Quotix, a provider of intelligent trade execution and management for the foreign exchange market, and Celer Technologies, a provider of adaptable high performance trading platforms.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has completed the implementation of Velocimetrics’ real-time performance monitoring and analysis software, giving it greater operational insight into the performance of its trading platform and the ability to respond quickly to any latency issues that could cause trading delays or compromise customer experience.

Codestreet, a provider of fixed income liquidity discovery and matching solutions, is planning to expand its product portfolio and extend its geographic reach following minority investments from venture capital firms Cerium Technology and Rochester Advisors.

Eagle Investment Systems has promoted Mal Cullen to the role of CEO, replacing John Lehner who becomes chairman of the company. Cullen joined Eagle in 2001 as head of Canadian operations and most recently served as head of the Americas and Eagle Access, the company’s secure private cloud. Under Cullen’s leadership, Eagle Access has grown to represent more than 80% of the company’s new business. Before joining Eagle, Cullen spent 12 years at Financial Models Company. As CEO of Eagle, he is responsible for managing all business and operational management activities, including sales, marketing, global professional services, support, relationship management, product management, technology, finance and operations.

Redline Trading Solutions has introduced a managed version of RedlineFeed, which offers subscribers an ultra-low latency market data feed built from straight-line aggregation of exchange feeds using Redline’s ticker plant. The data feed provides ultra-low latency normalised market data for US equities and options, but will soon be augmented with futures and foreign exchange data. International expansion is also on the Redline plan, with the first move being a managed European equities feed that is due to be available later this year.

Orc plans to integrate Tbricks’ technology, customers and employees into its derivatives trading technology business following an agreement by its owner Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding, a company controlled by Nordic Capital, to acquire 100% of the shares in Tbricks. No financial details of the deal were disclosed, but it includes the transfer of ownership of Tbricks to Orc and is expected to close on January 15, 2015.

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Goldman Sachs’ deployment of Kensho’s big data analytics and its investment in the company reflect growing commercial availability of big data analytics solutions and their use in financial services firms to automate analysts’ tasks and support better and faster decision making based on structured and unstructured big data.