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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.

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The two leading latency management specialists - Corvil and TS-Associates - released news this week of collaborations, upgrades and strategy.

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Chicago-based Victory Networks, which provides co-location and technology services to boutique trading firms, has acquired New York City's SailFish Systems in order to expand its services into new geographies and asset classes.

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Perseus Telecom has rolled out a certified time service to allow trading firms to accurately timestamp market data and transactions for regulatory and algorithmic trading purposes. The service taps technology from Certichron, which Perseus is now selling and maintaining at a number of market data centres, with more to come.

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Trading system TBricks has rolled out a managed, hosted variant of its automated trading software, and has partnered with S&P Capital IQ to provide market connectivity and data. TBricks OnDemand has been rolled out in Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Chicago.

Storage vendor DataDirect Networks is pointing to new record benchmark results for financial analytics for its SFA12K-40 platform. The benchmark in question in the STAC-M3 suite, covering a number of operations on a time series of data.  DDN says its hybrid spinning disk and flash memory platform outperformed "traditional storage" by a factor of eight, and was nearly twice the performance of other flash storage.

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Anova Technologies is taking control of a microwave wireless network connecting Equinix's key economic news distribution hub in Washington, DC to Nasdaq OMX's data centre in Carteret, NJ. In so doing, it's directly connecting news sources at lowest latency into the trading markets, allowing firms to trade from signals themselves, and not from responding to market movements driven by them. Think of it as the convergence of big data and low latency, for intelligent trading.

Hadoop distributor MapR Technologies recently announced that it had set a new world MinuteSort record using Google's cloud-based compute offering. Following up on that, the company just raised a further $30 million in investment.

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I often describe latency as the time it takes to move data from point A to point B, and/or the time taken to process that data at points A and B. I think it's true to say that the majority of content on this site is about moving data from A to B. But processing data - the C, or compute element, of latency is increasingly a focus.