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Top Seven Low Latency Technology Advances

Technology in the Capital Markets changes quite rapidly. In order to stay competitive, business and IT leadership must learn about new approaches, techniques, technologies, and how to integrate it all together. Whether your role is as an architect, vendor, developer, analyst, or decision maker, it is vital to gain an understanding of these new areas…

High Volume, Low Anxiety

In the time that it takes you to read this sentence, approximately 10,000 equity orders and quotes will be sent to the main European equity venues. Approximately 75% of those messages, according to the Financial Times, will be high-frequency trades: short-term positions held for a period of milliseconds or, at most, seconds, and every one…

StreamBase Lowers Latency, Speeds Up Development

With the release of version 7 of its complex event processing (CEP) offering, StreamBase Systems is taking a swipe at latency while addressing usability to make creation of applications faster and easy enough for a business user to tackle. Overall performance has apparently been improved by 20%, together with the introduction of fine-grain control of…

Latency Monitoring Revs Up to Nanoseconds

“The Value of a Millisecond” – the title of a widely quoted April 2008 white paper by my esteemed industry colleague Larry Tabb – is now as obsolete a discussion as is the Renault F1 car that graced its cover. In the world of low latency – just as in F1 – three years of…

Beware Latency Monitoring on the Cheap

Interesting to read a couple of reports of late regarding a “breakthrough” in the world of network latency monitoring – apparently boffins at a couple of universities have come up with an inexpensive way to measure network delays at the tens of microsecond level – and they reckon that Wall Street is going to be…

Thomson Reuters Snaps Up Partner Vhayu

Today’s news that Thomson Reuters is acquiring complex event processing (CEP) turned tick data analytics specialist Vhayu Technologies should not come as a huge surprise. But it’s notable all the same, for the tactical and strategic fallout that will result. Thomson Reuters and Vhayu have had a partnership for four years, under which Reuters badges…

Issue 7: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Low latency technologies continue to be deployed by the financial markets – driven by the need to adopt them simply to stay in the trading game, and hopefully win at it. But low latency covers a wide range of components – from networks, to server hardware, to operating systems and middleware, to middleware, and to…

Complex Event Processing

Over the past couple of years, Complex Event Processing has emerged as a hot technology for the financial markets, and its flexibility has been leveraged in applications as diverse as market data cleansing, to algorithmic trading, to compliance monitoring, to risk management. CEP is a solution to many problems, which is one reason why the…

Q&A: Steve Gleave of Endace on Latency Monitoring

In the news yesterday as a result of its global partnership with Reuters, Endace’s technology – coupled with that of partner Trading Metrics – underpins the Reuters Latency Monitor. But just who is Endace, and what does their technology really do? IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to Endace vice president of marketing Steve Gleave to find out more…

Oracle and BEA … A Low Latency Lowdown

Oracle caused a bit of excitement at the end of last week when it made an unsolicited bid for BEA Systems. BEA’s rejected it of course, saying it undervalues the company. All standard procedure. We’ll see what Oracle’s next move is. But if the transaction does happen, it will bring together some useful technologies that…