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Low Latency Blogs

Toby Babb

Three very interesting features have emerged in fintech recruitment in the first trimester of 2013. The on off nature of FPGA development has led to cluster hiring in the space, big data has taken strides forward and there has been a noticeable improvement in diversity as companies take steps to add more women to their teams.

Pete Harris

Judging by the views of a number of wireless network equipment manufacturers and service providers participating in last week's Low-Latency Summit in New York City, demand from trading firms for low-latency wireless connectivity is strong despite the challenges of reliability, limited bandwidth and cost.

Sarah Underwood

AlgoFast’s first partnership with another independent software vendor, trade routing, market data and technical analysis specialist CQG, takes the company a step closer to its ultimate goal of providing its algorithmic event trading software to the online retail market.

Sarah Underwood

BT’s decision to deploy a range of BT Radianz services at Interxion’s Brick Lane, City of London data centre marks the company’s second move into a carrier neutral collocation data centre in London following a deal to run services out of Equinix data centres, including a London location, in April last year. The company says its decision was influenced by client demand and Interxion’s emergence as a place where the market has pooled. It is also considering a move into other data centres in London.

Following up on its unveiling in June of last year, San Francisco-based MemSQL has released a distributed version of its eponymous in-memory database, aimed at introducing big data scalability to the low latency performance provided by the initial release.

Sarah Underwood

S&P Capital IQ has gone live with its first data solution based on real-time technology for exchange and market data distribution acquired with QuantHouse in April 2012. The company’s consolidated financial data feed has been up and running since early March and offers normalised, real-time global content from 110 exchanges that can be accessed using a thin application programming interface (API).

Sarah Underwood

Russian institutional broker Otkritie Capital is working with SunGard to deliver a direct market access (DMA) service that supports automatic real-time currency conversion from the Russian Ruble to the US Dollar, as well as client access to Russian trading venues using Otkritie’s suite of algorithmic trading strategies.

Continuum Analytics is providing access to Thomson Reuters' QADirect data offering via Wakari, its browser-based Python data analytics platform. Python is an open source computer language that was first released in 1991, and which has grown in popularity in part because of its emphasis on code readability and compactness. A number of financial markets participants are known to be using or evaluating it.