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GigaSpaces Points XAP9.0 at Big Data

GigaSpaces Technologies has released XAP9.0 – its application platform – focusing it on real-time big data applications.  Says Adi Paz, GigaSpaces’ EVP of marketing and business development: “What is common to all real-time analytics systems is the need for streaming data processing, alongside batch processing, such as Hadoop provides.  However, building a system for big…

Networking Roundup: Emulex, Gnodal, Mellanox

It’s Interop time in Las Vegas this week, so all those involved in the world of networking are making product announcements in between the high-roller parties and playing the casinos. Here are some highlights to prove that not everything that happens in Vegas, stays there. Emulex – In partnership with Myricom, introduced new OneConnect e12000 10gE…

Google Releases BigQuery Analytics

Following about six months in beta, Google has released BigQuery, a cloud-based analytics service that it claims can run SQL-like queries on billions of rows of data “at Google speed.”  The service is being pitched at enterprises looking to run ad-hoc queries on datasets, and leverages Google’s massively parallel cloud infrastructure to acheive its high…

Connectivity and Co-Lo Roundup: CFN, Colt, Interxion, SIX, Thomson Reuters …

It’s TradeTech time in chilly and soggy London (though I am happily writing this from sunny, 90-degree Austin) – which means a deluge of press releases that is a Big Data problem in itself. Here are some highlights, focusing on connectivity, co-lo and a bit of cloud. CFN Services – is moving into Europe, starting…

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

Viewpoints on Latency is a regular collection of news, thought leadership and opinion from the Low-Latency.com community. Low latency is no longer about being the lowest, but about being as low as it takes. Relative latency leadership is now the goal of many, and technologies including managed services and cloud will be leveraged to achieve it in a…

Actian/Lenovo Team for Vectorwise Appliance

Actian and Lenova have announced the Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance, a hardware/software appliance aimed at hosting big data analytics.  The package combines Actian’s Vectorwise columnar database, which has been tuned to run on Lenovo’s ThinkServer platform. Vectorwise has been written to leverage vector-based parallel processing and on-chip cache memory, which is faster to access than…

Q&A: Sumerian’s Bryan Clark on Big Data Analytics and Operational IT

For Sumerian, the focus is not so much on capturing and storing big data, but much more on analysing it to provide insight into how IT systems – especially for electronic trading – are working, how they might perform under load and how to tune them to make them both high performance and efficient. We…

Q&A: Interactive Data’s Scott Caudell on Co-Lo and Managed Services

Managed service delivery in the low-latency world is an increasing focus as trading firms begin to measure ROI for their IT investments. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Scott Caudell, vice president, IT Infrastructure, at Interactive Data, about its 7ticks business, and where it fits in. Q: To begin with, can you outline what the Interactive Data 7ticks…

Informatica and MapR Working to Boost Hadoop Data Integration

Informatica and MapR Technologies are working together to boost the performance As part of the initiative, a community edition of Informatica’s HParser will be available as a component of the MapR distribution. HParser provides out-of-the-box Hadoop parsing capabilities for data sources, such as logs, call data records, industry standards, documents and binary or hierarchical data….

Q&A: Intilop’s Kelly Masood on Doing IT in Silicon

Not too many traders have heard of Intilop, though its technology is probably widely deployed within the low-latency trading systems they rely on, especially in the areas of network processing. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to the company’s CEO/CTO Kelly Masood to find out the ‘inside’ story. Q: Can you begin by introducing Intilop and what the company…