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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.

John Panzica

Mainstream cloud adoption across the financial vertical initially started with buy- and sell-side trading firms needing an accessible platform scalable enough to store their immense volumes of market data and run risk analyses or other algorithms.

Just ahead of the first anniversary of its corporate makeover, Actian has introduced its Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance, in partnership with Lenovo.  Initial models - based on Lenovo's ThinkServer RD360 server - come in 100 gigabyte and one terabyte flavours.

AMD's just announced SeaMicro SM15000 server and Freedom Fabric Storage is pushing density limits by packing up to 512 compute cores with 4TB of RAM into a 10 RU system, connecting into up to more than five petabytes of disk storage.  Unusually, the first units available will feature chips from rival Intel, with models based on new AMD chips coming in a couple of months.

Pete Harris

Nasdaq has gone live with a version of its TotalView Itch full depth equities feed driven by FPGA technology. The feed is being directed at trading firms that are particularly latency sensitive, with no queuing during data bursts that occur at peak trading periods.

Pete Harris

Redline Trading Solutions has released version 3 of its InRush tick plant, which leverages the latest Intel chips to slash "apples to apples" processing latency from five to just 1.2 microseconds.