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Low Latency Blogs

Pete Harris

Linking its hardware accelerated ticker plant to StreamBase System's complex event processing (CEP) software, Exegy is addressing different trading strategies with one solution, says chief scientist Scott Parsons. "Is this a play about big data or low latency? The answer is yes."

Pete Harris

Recent developments from providers of machine readable news and sentiment analysis, and their partners, point to increasing take up of this segment of market data, and how its applicability is expanding both in terms of content type and trading markets served.

Calxeda - developer of EnergyCore 'system on a chip' processors being pitched at big data applications - has hired Niall Dalton and Geno Valente, both of whom are well known in the financial markets space.

Tibco Software has announced Spotfire 5, the latest version of its analytics platform, which leverages in-memory functionality derived from Tibco's ActiveSpaces data grid to improve performance.  Separately, the company has extended its partnership with data warehouse vendor Teradata.

Pete Harris

Tibco Software has added to its messaging arsenal with the introduction of the Tibco FTL Message Switch and the Tibco Enterprise Message Service Appliance. Both new products were announced at the company's annual Tucon user conference, held this week in Las Vegas.

Kx Systems has released version 3.0 of its kdb+ database, improving performance and simplifying the storage of massive data sets, such as long histories of time series data.

Verdande Technology and Nastel Technologies have teamed up to combine their case-based reasoning (CBR) and application performance monitoring (APM) solutions, respectively, to provide financial services organisations with predictive analytics to reduce system outages and to remain compliant with regulatory reporting.

Pete Harris

There's been a fair amount of media coverage resulting from the recent $5 million fine levied by the Securities and Exchange Commission on NYSE Euronext, caused in the most part by the exchange's failure to provide data to third parties as quickly as it did to its own data feeds. Now, not to make light of this breakdown in regulatory compliance and market fairness, but the problems did take place between 2008 and 2010, when they were fixed (so we are told). So I can't say I got too excited when the settlement happened. But it did get me thinking ... about a chat I had the other week with Gnodal's CEO Bob Fernander.

Pete Harris

Cisco Systems is today introducing its Nexus 3548 network switch, incorporating proprietary Algorithm Boost (aka Algo Boost) ASIC chip technology, which pushes port-to-port cut through latency down to 190 nanoseconds for typical financial trading applications. Moreover, latency of 50 nanoseconds is possible for straightforward one-to-many market data distribution.