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Pete Harris

Startup Molten Markets has launched MoltenFX, a new ECN for the foreign exchange markets. The venture is led by Simon Wilson-Taylor, most recently head of FICC eCommerce at UBS, and leverages technology developed by First Derivatives, based on Kx Systems' kdb+ database.

Pete Harris

The Brazilian financial markets - with the Sao Paulo-based BM&F BOVESPA securities market in particular - continue to drive activity among connectivity and infrastructure providers looking to support trading firms looking to take advantage of trading opportunities in a hot market.

Actian has announced general availability of its Vectorwise 2.5 release, with a continued focus on improved performace for big data applications.

Pete Harris

A just published STAC report sponsored by Intel provides insight into performance benchmarks for Kx Systems' kdb+ database running against an Ion Computer Systems storage appliance containing solid state disk (SSD) technology from Intel.

Jeff Brokaw

In the world of electronic trading, fixed income has seen slow uptake compared to equities and foreign exchange, mainly due to the much more complicated types of underlying financial calculations – which can require many minutes, sometimes even hours of processor time.  This stands in marked contrast to electronic trading of equities or foreign exchange (“FX”), where the amount of calculation is minimal and the prime limiting factor on winning trades is the speed of data movement between applications in the network.

Lime Brokerage has tapped OneMarketData to provide a hosted, on-demand analytics for real-time and historical market data covering major U.S. equities and derivatives markets.  The offering - powered by OneMarketData's OneTick tick database and complex event processing product - will deliver an on-demand cloud service that enables quantitative research, rapid design and back-testing of algorithmic trading strategies using deep history across a wide range of markets.

Revolution Analytics has announced general availability its commercial-grade analytics suite, Revolution R Enterprise 6.0.  Using the built-in RevoScaleR package, R users can process, visualise and model terabyte-class data rapidly, without the need for specialised hardware.

Pete Harris

Bloomberg has hired away NYSE Technologies CEO Stanley Young to be CEO of its Enterprise Products and Solutions (EPS) division. At Bloomberg, Young will report to Mark Pesonen, who is elevated from the CEO role to become chairman of that division.

Pete Harris

The decision by NYSE Euronext to open up access to its Mahwah, NJ data centre to third party co-location, and to adopt a more open connectivity policy is going to be welcome news for at least some trading firms seeking low latency, and vendors servicing them. But whether it will be the game changer it might once have been remains to be seen.