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August 2, 2010

Selerity, a provider of real-time event data solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the availability of earnings preannouncement event data as part of its content offerings to allow traders to use unexpected, market-moving events in their trading strategies.

July 30, 2010

Pan-European multilateral trading facility Bats Europe is live with market data sourced from Thomson Reuters’ new Elektron delivery infrastructure. Bats is the second major MTF to sign up for Elektron-delivered data from the main European equity exchanges and other MTFs, following an earlier decision by rival Chi-X Europe.

July 29, 2010

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Alliance Asset Management has gone live with a tick data management and complex event processing (CEP) system from OneMarketData. The proprietary trading specialist commenced production use of the OneTick solution a week ago, using it to "generate alpha researching trading ideas that occur at higher frequencies," says Vinicius D'alesandro, a partner at the firm.

July 29, 2010

Atrium Network’s addition of FXCM to its list of foreign exchange connections is part of the French connectivity provider’s ongoing expansion both in terms of asset class and geography. FXCM will use Atrium’s extranet to connect its North Bergen, New Jersey, data centre to Atrium points of presence (POPs) in the New York/New Jersey metro area.

July 29, 2010

Internap Network Services Corporation, a leading provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services, today announced its alliance with Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider in the Northeast. Through the relationship, enterprises in buildings and data centers connected to Lightower’s all-fiber network can now optimize network performance and availability through the use of Internap’s Performance IP. Businesses can also benefit from Internap’s Managed Hosting, CDN and Colocation services.

July 28, 2010

The autumn season of 2010 holds the promise of extreme exchange action in the European arena as all of the major incumbent exchanges proceed with major investments in their matching engine, data centre and connectivity infrastructures. Clearly, this has all come in response to the arrival of a glut of multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) since the launch of the most successful of them – Chi-X Europe – back in mid-2007.

July 27, 2010

BLADE Network Technologies, the data center Ethernet switching company, Solarflare Communications, the leading provider of 10GbE silicon, and Cloudsoft Corporation, a provider of cloud computing software and services that drive application mobility, announced today the results of multivendor benchmarking of Monterey, Cloudsoft’s enterprise-class cloud platform. The benchmark showed that the 10 Gigabit Ethernet test environment achieved consistently low network latency of just 26 microseconds between Virtual Machines (VMs) communicating on different hosts. The testing demonstrates that near-native performance is now possible with applications running in a highly virtualized cloud computing environment.

July 26, 2010

OneMarketData, LLC, the leader in complex event processing (CEP), tick data management and analytics, today announced that Alliance Asset Management, a proprietary trading firm based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has selected OneTick CEP and Database to support its quantitative research and high frequency trading within the global financial markets.

July 26, 2010

Thomson Reuters announced today that BATS Europe has implemented its pan-European low latency direct feed solution through the Thomson Reuters Elektron Hosting facility in London.

July 26, 2010

Deutsche Börse Systems has expanded on its plans to bring together its Xetra and Eurex platforms to deliver low latency trading from a single data centre in Frankfurt, but says redeployment of the matching engines will not be achieved before the end of 2011.

July 26, 2010

Patsystems is pleased to announce that Okachi (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., the Hong Kong branch of Japanese Future Commission Merchant Okachi & Co., Ltd., has signed a license for Patsystems XConnect via Patsystems’ new ASP hub in Hong Kong.

July 26, 2010

SunGard has acquired Fox River Execution, a leading broker dealer that provides algorithmic trading technology and execution solutions to institutional firms trading equities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Fox River Execution, which will become part of SunGard’s trading business, will augment SunGard’s ability to provide customizable algorithmic trading solutions to help customers improve execution quality, meet best execution requirements and better access available liquidity in today’s fragmented equities markets. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is not expected to have a material impact on SunGard’s financial results.

July 23, 2010

Rapid Addition, the leading global provider of low-latency trading technology solutions to financial institutions, today announced its engagement with the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC) to implement GRHub, Rapid Addition’s flagship FIX Protocol gateway and order routing hub, and u-Trader, Rapid Addition’s web-based, FIX-enabled dealing system.

July 22, 2010

Patsystems is pleased to announce its new fully-managed Application Service Provider (ASP) offering, XConnect, as it launches three new ASP hubs across Asia Pacific.

July 21, 2010

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced that FXCM has joined Atrium Network's global extranet to provide connectivity from FXCM's data centre in Bergen, New Jersey to Atrium Network's POPs (points of presence) located in New York and New Jersey.

July 21, 2010

Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, announces today the company is experiencing a surge of Chicago-based financial firms utilizing its New York and New Jersey dark fiber routes to connect to major carrier hotels, financial exchanges and financial data centers throughout the metro area.

July 21, 2010

City Lifeline, the London-based independent carrier-neutral colocation data centre, has today announced it will provide colocation services for the algo news feed AlphaFlash of Deutsche Börse – Market Data & Analytics. Having been selected as one of three other data centres in London that are to provide access to this data feed worldwide, City Lifeline will offer access to the organisations’ existing network within close proximity of London data sources and metro-area market centres.

July 21, 2010

Colt, a leading European provider of business communications and IT managed services, today announced it has been selected by NYSE Technologies to provide customer connectivity to NYSE Euronext's SFTI Access Centres via the low latency SFTI Optic service. Once connected, customers will be provided with low latency access to their colocation racks at the new NYSE Euronext European Liquidity Centre located outside of London.

July 21, 2010

Completing its transition from an ECN to regulated exchange status, Jersey City-based Direct Edge today announced the launch of trading across all stock symbols on its EDGA and EDGX "next generation" trading platforms, the result of almost two years of planning and collaboration with a raft of technology partners, including Microsoft, HP, Intel and Cisco Systems.

July 21, 2010

euNetworks Group Limited, announced it has been named a supplier of connectivity to NYSE Euronext's SFTI Access Centres, enabling firms to connect to the SFTI Optic service to access their racks within the new NYSE Euronext European Liquidity Centre. euNetworks provides networking services that form part of the NYSE Euronext European backbone. As a supplier of connectivity to key access centres, euNetworks now supports the networking requirements of NYSE Euronext clients.

July 20, 2010

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that NASDAQ BX TotalView ITCH 3.2 was up 23% with a new record peak of 113,631 mps over 1 second

July 20, 2010

NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, today announced the launch of Order Routing Direct, its new, fully-managed point-to-point order routing service. Order Routing Direct uses patent-pending network technology that allows customers to seamlessly connect directly via FIX protocol with their trading counterparties and doesn’t require routing back to a centralized hub.

July 19, 2010

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced that its clients can now benefit from low latency connectivity to Hotspot FX, LLC, the New Jersey-based institutional foreign exchange ECN via Atrium Network’s global extranet infrastructure.

July 19, 2010

StreamBase has responded to increasing interest in foreign exchange (FX) trading by teaming up with algorithmic FX trading specialist MarketFactory to speed up ‘time to first trade’ for hedge funds, banks and trading firms accessing the spot FX market.