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Low Latency Blogs

Sarah Underwood

Marco Polo New World is building out its electronic trading platform to extend high-speed access to more global financial markets with the help of its majority owner Perseus Telecom, a supplier of ultra-low latency connectivity spanning over 70 markets across six continents.

Sarah Underwood

The pressure to achieve ever lower latency in trading has not eased in the six or so years since low latency became an industry buzz, but it is beginning to ease as the pure need for speed gives way to growing interest in smart analytics and big data.

Sarah Underwood

Real-time news has already made its way into high speed trading strategies and social media is not far behind. But these big data sources need to be handled with care, and focused analytic solutions may be the best way to start.

Sarah Underwood

In-memory computing has been part of the fabric of financial services systems for some years, but it is experiencing a revival in interest as recent developments allow for ever greater input/output speeds and the processing of greater volumes of data.

Pete Harris

The BBC dropped by the Low-Latency Summit on Tuesday with a mission to find out more about electronic trading, low latency and analytics. Interviews with Pete Harris, editor of Low-Latency.com, Andrew Delaney, editor-in-chief at A-Team Group, and Henry Young, CEO at TS-Associates, were conducted, and edited into a rather nice entry-level segment. Listen here.

Pete Harris

The London Stock Exchange today announced a millimetre-wave wireless service providing low-latency connectivity between its City of London data centre and Equinix's LD4 data centre in Slough, which is host to many markets and trading firms. The service is being introduced in collaboration with NeXXCom Wireless and is likely to deliver a sub 300 microsecond roundtrip when it goes live in November.

Pete Harris

OK, so the headline is a tad extreme, but bear with me. Recent developments combining in-memory technologies and Hadoop/MapReduce from ScaleOut Software point to a future where big data analytics and real-time processing, as it's defined in the financial markets, could meet.

Sarah Underwood

When InfoReach integrated the R programming language into its Trade Management System (TMS), it was responding to one client request, but interest is rising and the company expects more users of the system and its Prelude hosted trading platform to take advantage of its provision of access to R analytical language functions and trading models.

Pete Harris

FPGA specialist BittWare has introduced TeraBox, an appliance that delivers up to 16 FPGAs, and targeted at high scale trading and analytics applications.