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InfoReach Outlines Results of TMS Integration with R Analytics Language

When InfoReach integrated the R programming language into its Trade Management System (TMS), it was responding to one client request, but interest is rising and the company expects more users of the system and its Prelude hosted trading platform to take advantage of its provision of access to R analytical language functions and trading models….

Q&A: McObject’s Steve Graves on Vectors, CPU Cache and Pipelining to Boost Analytics Performance

Trading firms are looking to boost the speed at which they run analytics, in order to provide faster trading signals and more effective risk management. Leveraging vector-based processing, and managing data so that it remains in the CPU cache can help. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to McObject’s CEO Steve Graves for some explanations. Q: You just released…

BittWare’s TeraBox Bulks Up FPGA Processing for Trading Scale and Analytics

FPGA specialist BittWare has introduced TeraBox, an appliance that delivers up to 16 FPGAs, and targeted at high scale trading and analytics applications. TeraBox supports up to eight BittWare S5-PCIe-DS cards, each of which hosts two Altera Stratix V FPGAs, 64 gigabytes of RAM and 16 10gE network ports. Thus, each 5U appliance can scale…

Researchers Harness Supercomputers for Game Changing Financial Markets Analysis

Researchers from a number of U.S. universities, tapping into supercomputing power and optimising code, believe they have made a “game changing” step in the speedy analysis of financial markets, reducing operations from hours or even days, down to minutes. The researchers from the University of Illinois, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of San…

MarketPrizm Latest to Offer Tick Data as a Service

Managed connectivity and co-lo specialist MarketPrizm plans to introduce a hosted tick database of global exchange data in Q4 of this year, representing the latest vendor to offer tick data as a service to trading and investment firms looking to leverage it for algorithmic backtesting and quantitative analysis. MarketPrizm’s service – available initially in its…

TS-Associates Details Integration of Correlix/TipOff

Latency management specialist TS-Associates is planning to integrate Correlix, the trade flow analysis tool it acquired in July 2012, and TipOff, the network and data flow monitoring tool it developed in-house since 2006. The integration builds on the company’s experience of the products in the market before the acquisition of Correlix and is planned in two…

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 financial markets. Of course, in Robson’s mind, that collaboration hopefully means trading firms will embrace the cloud platform, global network and open sourced middleware…

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 acquiring the Apama division of Progress Software. The acquisition is an opportunistic one for Software AG, though it does fit nicely into its ‘big…

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 company, to a 80 gigabits/second total transfer rate, or 1.7 petabytes per day. Solace’s new offering is addressing the growing need to support “big data in motion” –…

BNY Mellon Report Explores Big Data in Finance, in the 21st Century

A report recently published by BNY Mellon – it’s available to anyone who request it from them – takes a look at big data, its definition and its potential, and “sketches its transformational influence on the 21st century global financial system, mainly from an asset management perspective.” The report was written by Jack Malvey, chief…