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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….

SAP Adds Hadoop to Arsenal; Appoints Wainwright to Head Financial Services

SAP – which sells its own HANA in memory data platform, and its IQ analytics database – is now reselling Hadoop in partnership with Hortonworks and Intel. The agreements allow SAP to directly offer a fuller portfolio of big data products, as organisations are seeking unified access to both structured and unstrauctured data. That most…

Solace Systems Builds Customer Base Through Cost Reduction and Big Data Capabilities

After a summer of success in closing contracts with small firms in the financial services sector, Solace Systems is moving up-market in response to growing interest in its hardware appliance messaging solutions from large investment banks seeking to cut cost and complexity out of IT infrastructure while improving performance and coping with big data requirements….

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…

Q&A: Victor Yodaiken of FSMLabs on Time Synchronisation Made Easy

Measuring time with great accuracy – and ensuring it is consistent across the many servers that make up a trading enterprise – has historically been costly and difficult. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to Victor Yodaiken, CEO of FSMLabs, to find out how his company is making it easier. Q: What does FSMLabs – and your TimeKeeper software…

Diablo’s Memory Channel Technology Reduces Flash Latency and Jitter

Memory technology specialist Diablo Technologies has introduced its TeraDIMM architecture, allowing Flash memory to be supported directly by the DRAM memory bus on servers, reducing latency and jitter for solid state disks. This approach from the Ottawa, Canada company is likely to be attractive for developers of trading applications, which leverage SSDs for such tasks…

Trading Firms See Merit in Social Media Strategies, But Also Risks

Trading firms see the advantages of implementing execution strategies driven by social media alerts, including Twitter and Facebook updates, and some are already doing so. But many also are wary of the risks associated with leveraging information sources that are not subject to the same quality controls as traditional news media. Those are the findings…

STAC Redline and Kx Benchmarks Illustrate Leverage of Hardware Advances

Two benchmark tests from STAC relating to low-latency trade execution and analytics illustrate how applications are benefiting from hardware advances to boost performance. The tests – on Redline Trading Solutions’ InRush market data platform, and on Kx Systems’ kdb+ database – demonstrate different approaches to leveraging hardware functionality related to Intel’s latest Xeon “Sandy Bridge” microprocessors. In the case…

Czech Securities Trader RSJ Uses Kx’s kdb+ to Handle 255 Million Records a Day

Prague-based securities trader RSJ evaluated a number of open source databases and SAP’s Sybase IQ solution before selecting Kx Systems’ kdb+ database platform to support its algorithmic trading. Kdb+ replaces in-house developed proprietary solutions at RSJ, which is the largest trader of financial derivatives in the Czech Republic, the biggest trader on NYSE Liffe and…

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…