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A number of financial market participants are funding research into the use of supercomputing and data intensive science directed at improving the stability, regulation and enforcement of U.S. markets.  The $100,000 funding is being directed to the Centre for Innovative Financial Technology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  The funders are Tudor Investment Corp., AJO Partners, Infinium Capital Management and the Nasdaq OMX Foundation.

Frederic Ponzo

Asian markets are undergoing a paradigm shift as they mature, grow and react to the redistribution of global wealth. Markets in the US and Europe have been undergoing rapid change over the last few years with volumes rising, spreads tightening, and significant growth in high frequency and algorithmic trading, together with widespread regulatory change. Some of these developments are spreading to Asian markets with the changing financial landscape presenting a number of challenges. From a technology infrastructure perspective the demand will be on supporting changing business requirements.

Pete Harris

With an effective storage capacity of 60 terabytes, Corvil's new CNE-7300 latency measurement appliance can retain tick data over an extended period, potentially making it useful as a data archive for 'big data' applications beyond latency management.

Pete Harris

IBM is acquiring Texas Memory Systems, which sells RamSan solid state memory appliances and PCIe cards.  Terms were not disclosed, though privately-held TMS has been looking for an acquirer for some months in order to scale its business.

Latency management specialist has released an upgraded appliance for latency management, leveraging the latest Intel microprocessors, and data compression techniques, to allow it to store up to 60 terabytes of tick price data, for analysis via built in and third party applications.

Pete Harris

We write a lot here about the latency of moving data from point A to point B. But latency is also inherent in the processing of that data at points A and B. Most likely, the processing of data is a more complex undertaking than transporting it. And that's where big data comes in.

Pete Harris

Details are scarce but a mid-September launch for Cisco Systems' new Nexus 3500 top-of-rack switch is in the cards, a product that will reduce latency significantly compared to its current offerings.

By John Bantleman, RainStor
www.rainstor.com

We recently hosted a dinner in New York City with 20 technology executives focused on big data in banking and financial services.  I found the event insightful, so I thought it would be interesting to share some of the perspectives from those who attended.

Infochimps has released version 1.1 of its cloud-hosted Big Data Platform, adding the capability to connect to streaming data.  The updated Data Delivery Service - based on Apache Flume - allows the platform to connect to enterprise data sources via either out-of-the-box or custom-developed connectors.  Within the DDS is the ability to process data streams, with analytics coded in languages such as Ruby.