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Measuring Latency in Equity Transactions

This white paper was written by Ixia. Ixia is the Leader in Converged IP Testing and offers solutions for higher speed gigabit Ethernet as well as testing network performance The importance of minimizing latency in data center networks has been discussed intensely in the last year, mostly with respect to trading in financial markets – where…

Viewpoints on Latency – Thought Leadership at The Cutting Edge of Electronic Trading – June 2012

Viewpoints on Latency is a regular collection of news, thought leadership and opinion from the Low-Latency.com community. Low latency is not an island. Other technologies and approaches, such as cloud and big data, all have connections into the latency world, and all will play a part in making tomorrow’s electronic trading markets profitable for players of all types….

Brazilian Markets Still Driving Low-Latency Connectivity

The Brazilian financial markets – with the Sao Paulo-based BM&F BOVESPA securities market in particular – continue to drive activity among connectivity and infrastructure providers looking to support trading firms looking to take advantage of trading opportunities in a hot market. Most recently, GlobeNet – which operates a submarine cable from Nasdaq’s Carteret, NJ data…

Q&A: RainStor’s John Bantleman on Big Data Scale with Low Cost and Complexity

Big data storage and analytics is not just about MapReduce and Hadoop.  A number of specialised database products have grown up that look to solve the problems of data scale, while keeping a focus on costs, and overall complexity and manageability.  One such database is RainStor, from the company of the same name.  We spoke…

Lime Brokerage, OneMarketData Offer Quant Trading Platform

Lime Brokerage has tapped OneMarketData to provide a hosted, on-demand analytics for real-time and historical market data covering major U.S. equities and derivatives markets.  The offering – powered by OneMarketData’s OneTick tick database and complex event processing product – will deliver an on-demand cloud service that enables quantitative research, rapid design and back-testing of algorithmic…

Revolution Analytics Upgrades R Platform For Big Data

Revolution Analytics has announced general availability its commercial-grade analytics suite, Revolution R Enterprise 6.0.  Using the built-in RevoScaleR package, R users can process, visualise and model terabyte-class data rapidly, without the need for specialised hardware. Highlights of Revolution R Enterprise 6.0 include: Platform LSF Cluster Support – Now supports distributed computing on multi-node Platform LSF…

Will NYSE Mahwah Access Spur Latency Spend?

The decision by NYSE Euronext to open up access to its Mahwah, NJ data centre to third party co-location, and to adopt a more open connectivity policy is going to be welcome news for at least some trading firms seeking low latency, and vendors servicing them. But whether it will be the game changer it…

Q&A: AMD’s John Fruehe on Standardised Servers for Financial Services

A recent event by the Open Compute Project highlighted work being done to create standard designs for servers. AMD showcased its Roadrunner specification, which is targeted at financial services. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com got the background from John Fruehe, AMD’s director of product marketing for enterprise products. Q: AMD recently announced its open ‘Roadrunner’ specification for servers, specifically…

Q&A: SunGard’s Aditya Yadav on Concurrent Design, and How Stealers Can Help

Most agree that most of the effort to date to reduce the latency of trading systems has been focused on the ‘easy’ areas – lowering propagation latency, speeding up network stacks, using faster processors.  The ‘hard’ part – tackling application design – is yet to come, and parallelisation of business logic – aka concurrency –…

Numerix Taps Azure Cloud For Compute, Big Data

Risk and valuations vendor Numerix has enabled its Numerix Portfolio software to make use of Microsoft’s Windows Azure, offering the the ability to burst complex pricing and risk calculation processes to public cloud infrastructure. As well as providing access to increased compute resources, it also allows the processing of very large data sets to solve…