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October 21, 2013

Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of its Messaging Accelerator (VMA) as an Open Source software platform for message-based and streaming network socket applications. VMA Open Source allows application developers to work within the VMA developer community to fully customize their application software source code and achieve optimal configurations that will boost performance, lower latency and increase transactions per second. In addition, VMA Open Source provides end-users with a significant reduction in solution cost of over 30 percent.

October 21, 2013

Object Trading, an independent provider of global direct market access (DMA), today announced that Deltix, a leading provider of software for the development of advanced quantitative strategies, has integrated its quantitative analytics and trading technology with the firm’s global DMA platform for equity, derivative and FX markets.

October 21, 2013

Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of ultra low-latency, high-capacity global networks has launched an industry first, with PrecisionView, a state-of-the-art, ultra-low latency, real-time monitoring application for critical trading and exchange connectivity.

October 21, 2013

TMX Atrium, provider of smarter infrastructure solutions for the financial community, today announced that the Moscow Exchange is now available on TMX Atrium’s connectivity fabric.

October 17, 2013

Eze Software Group, a premier provider of global investment technology, today announced that it has continued to experience strong growth in Latin America and expects to add 10 new clients across the region in 2013. Clients leverage Eze Software's fully integrated front-to-back solution to maximize operational efficiencies and automate their investment management workflow.

October 17, 2013

Significantly faster enablement of buy-side firms onto electronic FX dealing platforms may soon become reality. This comes thanks to an extension into FX by TESI, an initiative led by a working group of sell-side banks. The Trading Enablement Standardization Initiative (TESI), which today announced its move into FX, aims to streamline the process of enablement used by brokers to permission and connect their clients with online trading venues. TESI is based on FIX, an open industry standard protocol, and will allow brokers to introduce far greater levels of automation to the enablement process than previously possible.

October 17, 2013

ONE NEW RECORD PEAK: BATS Options MCASTPITCH AGG.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that SIAC OPRA was up 20% to 6,082,784 mps over the 1 second interval

October 16, 2013

Open Joint Stock Company «MegaFon» («MegaFon», or the «Company») (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian universal telecommunications operator, has announced the commercial launch of the 8,700 kilometers long main fiber-optic trunk line DREAM. The line will be the optimal route for high-speed data transmission by connecting Europe and Asia.

October 16, 2013

SpryWare, a premier provider of ultra low latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced a strategic partnership with Embium, a leading provider of multi-asset automated trading solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, the companies will collaborate to offer clients increased market data coverage and connectivity, as well as value added services such as algorithmic development kits, risk management tools and order execution.

October 15, 2013

Cheetah Solutions today announced the release of the Cheetah Designer, a tool for rapid visual configuation of hardware-based trading algorithms. The Cheetah Designer works hand-in-hand with the Cheetah Framework.

October 14, 2013

Corvil, provider of the leading monitoring platform for financial markets, today announced the first real-time general purpose risk and compliance monitoring solution for all kinds of electronic trading businesses. Suitable for use across all asset classes and very easy to integrate into existing infrastructures, the new Corvil solution solves the growing need for better control over high-speed electronic trading systems. Recent public trading anomalies and glitches demonstrate the urgent case for such careful control over shared financial technology.

October 14, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions today announced immediate support for Japanese equity markets operated by the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group (TSE, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sapporo), SBI Japannext (Day, DayX and Night), and Chi-X Japan in the Redline InRush(TM) 3 Ticker Plant.

October 11, 2013

The NASDAQ OMX Group and Thesys Technologies, the infrastructure affiliate of Tradeworx serving the high-performance technology needs of market participants, today announced plans to jointly launch a next-generation testing environment which will simulate trading on all major U.S. equities exchanges. The Algo Test Facility will provide the exchange group's electronic trading customers a safe environment to rigorously examine algorithmic strategies by replaying and interacting with real historical market data. The Algo Test Facility is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2014, and will provide customers a market-wide equities testing platform.

October 10, 2013

Swap-trading marketplace Javelin — which recently received provisional regulatory approval to operate as a swap execution facility (SEF) — has strengthened its trading platform with the integration of Scila Surveillance from independent technology supplier Cinnober. The Scila surveillance system enforces market integrity as required by the Dodd-Frank Act 2010.

October 10, 2013

Tata Communications, a leading provider of 'A New World of Communications', today announced the extension of its low-latency network in Asia with direct connections to the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). The low-latency network further extends the company’s global financial trading connectivity network. As a result, it will support mission critical, real-time trading applications by seamlessly connecting the exchanges with major financial capitals in Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

October 9, 2013

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the Stock Exchange of Thailand has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 for mission-critical storage area network (SAN) connectivity. Focusing primarily upon business continuity and disaster recovery applications, the ADVA FSP 3000 was specifically chosen because of its proven success in other financial networks around the world. The Thailand Stock Exchange is now able to transport information between data centers with low latency, high availability and robust security. The ADVA FSP 3000 was installed and will be maintained by Stream I.T. Consulting.

October 9, 2013

High-frequency traders can now take advantage of more consistent and reliable trading performance thanks to a new technology solution announced today by Supermicro (SMCI). The Hyper-Speed SuperServer line has been upgraded with accelerated Ivy Bridge processors and system firmware optimisations that lower median latency by 15% and decrease jitter by 94%. As a result, low-latency traders will be able to access the highest enterprise-class performance with minimal risk of trading errors and glitches.

October 8, 2013

ARQA Technologies (ARQA), the independent financial markets software provider, has announced it will provide clients with a consolidated financial data feed provided by S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions. The global provider of next generation trading products will address the growing demand from ARQA clients for differentiated low-latency data at different speeds.

October 8, 2013

Solace Systems, the leading provider of messaging middleware appliances, today announced that the Korea Exchange (KRX), Korea’s sole securities exchange operator, has selected Solace’s messaging appliances as the core data delivery infrastructure for their new high-speed exchange platform. The new system, called EXTURE+, is the KRX’s next-generation trading system that offers low latency trading across many asset classes including equities, bonds, and derivatives.

October 8, 2013

London Stock Exchange is to offer a wireless communication link between two of the UK’s most important capital markets data centres. The technology will connect London Stock Exchange’s City of London data centre and the Equinix London data centre campus in Slough, greatly reducing latency between these key locations. Innovative millimetre-wave technology will be used for communication over the service, offering a total capacity of 1G for clients to utilise.

October 8, 2013

In the industry’s first test of in-memory database system (IMDS) speed and recoverability using the emerging Non-Volatile DIMM (NVDIMM) technology, McObject and AgigA Tech, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., announced McObject has successfully benchmarked its eXtremeDB Financial Edition IMDS using AgigA Tech’s AGIGARAM NVDIMM as main memory storage. The tests included “pulling the plug” mid-execution, which confirmed the AGIGARAM product’s ability to save data persistently in the event of system failure, and to facilitate recovery.

October 6, 2013

A new way of accessing untapped alpha-generating information has arrived, thanks to a compliance-friendly way to access tweets. The service, Social Sonar, has been developed by Eagle Alpha, a firm specialising in the curation of the web.

October 3, 2013

Perseus Telecom and CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a new service offering called High Precision Time. This enables customers to synchronize their time systems across a multitude of data centers where Perseus offers this service and is available at CME Group’s data center in Aurora, IL effective immediately.

October 2, 2013

INTERXION HOLDING NV, a leading European provider of carrier and-cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, announced today that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has chosen to host their ASX Net Global Point of Presence (PoP) at Interxion’s City of London data centre. ASX Net Global will provide London-and European based trading firms with cross connect access to all of ASX’s derivatives and equity products, particularly to its flagship interest rate futures.