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Pete Harris

Fixnetix and its long-time customer Asperatus Capital have tapped NovaSparks to provide them with ultra-low-latency direct market data via its FPGA-accelerated Matrix appliances. That data is used to fuel HFT strategies.

Pete Harris

High Frequency Trading, evolving applications and programming advances were key topics at "FPGA Advances in Market Trading" - a panel discussion held in New York City this week, hosted by Datacom Systems. The panel also included representation from Altera, ITRS, NovaSparks and Strike Technologies, and was moderated by Low-Latency.com.

Pete Harris

Following on from the recent 'real-life' benchmarking of its Nexus 3548 switch, Cisco Systems has published a white paper on accelerating market data, working with AdvancedIO Systems and MayStreet.

STAC - aka the Securities Technology Analysis Center - has benchmarked IBM's proprietary Platform Symphony implementation of Hadoop MapReduce, versus the standard open source offering, to compare their respective performance. On average, IBM's implementation performed jobs 7.3 times faster than the standard, reducing total processing time by a factor of six.

BigDataForFinance.com's sister community - Low-Latency.com - just conducted an insightful Q&A with Rich Brown, who leads machine readable news programs at Thomson Reuters. It's a topic that spans both low latency and big data, and you can read it here.

Pete Harris

McObject with its eXtremeDB Financial Edition database has set record STAC-M3 benchmarks running on a hardware platform provided by Dell, Mellanox and Kove.  eXtremeDB is just the second database to be featured in published STAC-M3 benchmarks, the other being Kx Systems' kdb+. 

Pete Harris

The Nasdaq Stock Market plans to distribute its data feeds via a low-latency wireless service, and to offer wireless-delivered data to trading firms located at its Carteret, NJ co-location facility. Those plans are outlined in a filing that the exchange is required to make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to establishing fees for the services it plans to introduce.

New York City-based Infinigon Group is emerging from stealth mode and is working with select trading firms to test their software, which provides trading signals by analysing Twitter activity in real time.

Pete Harris

Cisco Systems has teamed with a group of market data feed handler, latency management and integration vendors to produce an early set of real world latency statistics for its recently introduced Nexus 3548 switch.