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Trading Firms See Merit in Social Media Strategies, But Also Risks

Trading firms see the advantages of implementing execution strategies driven by social media alerts, including Twitter and Facebook updates, and some are already doing so. But many also are wary of...
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NYSE Technologies' Robson Calls for Collaboration; Pushes Shared Infrastructure to Reduce Costs

Nine months after taking the reigns at NYSE Technologies, CEO Jon Robson has begun to articulate a renewed vision for NYSE Euronext's IT services operation with "A Call for Collaboration" to the...
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Knowsis Offers Social Media Sentiment Data to Support Trading Strategies

Start-up data and analytics firm Knowsis is working with an initial five clients to incorporate its social media sentiment data into their trading strategies. The company declines to name the clients...
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Datawatch Acquires Panopticon

Visualisation specialist Panopticon Software is being acquired by Datawatch, in an all stock deal valued at $31.4 million. The deal should close by the end of September, subject to Datawatch...
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About Software AG's Acquisition of Apama

This must be the week for complex event processing (CEP) operations to change ownership. Following on from the news of Tibco Software snapping up StreamBase Systems comes word that Software AG is...
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About Tibco's Acquisition of StreamBase

For those that have not heard, Tibco Software has acquired StreamBase Systems. Sure, the deal adds complex event processing to messaging, and if it had happened a few years back that probably would...
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STAC Redline and Kx Benchmarks Illustrate Leverage of Hardware Advances

Two benchmark tests from STAC relating to low-latency trade execution and analytics illustrate how applications are benefiting from hardware advances to boost performance. The tests - on Redline...
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Solace Boosts Messaging Appliance Throughput to 1.7PB/Day

Messaging specialist Solace Systems has introduced new network acceleration blades for its 3260 messaging appliance, capable of 40 gigabits/second bi-directional data transfer. That adds up, says the...
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In-Memory Heats Up for Low Latency and Big Data

Last week I was in Orlando for SAP's SAPPHIRE NOW event, where the main focus was not on the company's highly successful business and data warehouse applications - revenues in 2012 were around $20...
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Low-Latency Summits: Looking Back and Forward - One More Time

Just a quick post to point back to the recent outing of our Low-Latency Summits, held in New York City on May 1. And also a point forward to our next Summits in the Fall. We audio recorded all of the...

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