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STAC Benchmarks GPUs for Options Risk Analytics

STAC has for the first time published results for its STAC-A2 options risk analytics benchmarks running on Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) that point to a near order of magnitude speed up compared to traditional x86 CPUs. STAC-A2 is a suite of benchmark tests developed by market participants that measure the time to complete the calculation of…

OptionsCity Details the Potential of Freeway Analytics

OptionsCity Software is offering multi-asset derivatives traders a consolidated solution for algorithmic strategy building, testing and execution through the integration of its recently released Freeway Analytics with its existing Freeway automated trading technology. The analytics solution initially uses historical futures market data from Vertex Analytics and allows traders to focus on developing trading strategies rather…

Leveraging In-Memory for Real-Time MapReduce Analytics

See the video below on how in-memory technology from ScaleOut Software can boost MapReduce 40x for financial applications, such as real-time risk analytics.

Infront Targets Thomson Reuters 3000 Xtra Customers with Free Trial Offer for Infront Market Data and Trading Service

Infront, the leading provider of real-time market data, news and analytics, is offering a free trial of its latest Infront market data and trading platform to current clients of Thomson Reuters’ 3000 Xtra premium desktop service, which is being withdrawn from the market on December 31, 2013. The Infront platform caters to those users who…

SAS Teams With SAP for Real-Time Analytics

Analytics specialist SAS is working with SAP and its in-memory HANA technology in order to offer real-time applications, including potentially for financial markets trading and risk use cases. Early offerings are due in the first half of 2014. Ken Tsai, head of SAP HANA product marketing and vice president of technology innovation platforms at SAP,…

Pivotal Taps NYSE for Data Dispatch Middleware

Pivotal – the EMC/VMware analytics spinout – has released Pivotal Data Dispatch (PDD), a platform for discovery of and analytical processing on data stored in disparate repositories. The product was developed at NYSE Euronext for its internal surveillance and regulatory purposes and has been in use there since 2007. According to product documentation, PDD provides…

An Architecture For Intelligent Trading – Leveraging Big Data in Motion for Increased Profits

Trading firms are moving on from an obsessive focus on latency reduction to a ‘new normal’ of applying intelligence to high performance trading, to ensure that they are executing the best – most profitable and least risky – trades, and not simply the fastest ones. It’s called Intelligent Trading. The Intelligent Trading approach calls for…

Low Latency Summit: Low Latency Gives Way to Big Data and Analytics

The pressure to achieve ever lower latency in trading has not eased in the six or so years since low latency became an industry buzz, but it is beginning to ease as the pure need for speed gives way to growing interest in smart analytics and big data. Opening this week’s A-Team Group Low Latency…

BBC Covers Low-Latency and Analytics; Interviews Low-Latency.com and TS-Associates

The BBC dropped by the Low-Latency Summit on Tuesday with a mission to find out more about electronic trading, low latency and analytics. Interviews with Pete Harris, editor of Low-Latency.com, Andrew Delaney, editor-in-chief at A-Team Group, and Henry Young, CEO at TS-Associates, were conducted, and edited into a rather nice entry-level segment. Listen here.

A-Team Makes the BBC News!

Reference Data Review’s editor Andrew Delaney was interviewed for a BBC World Service show that aired this morning. The focus is on high frequency trading from our Low Latency Summit event earlier this week, but Andrew talks about regulators, data management and risk from about 7 minutes 30 seconds… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01j0081