TradingTech Insight Analytics The latest content from across the platform

Intel Enters Hadoop Fray

Intel has introduced its own distribution of Hadoop, incorporating enterprise level features for security, performance and management. The IT giant has also announced a number of partners for its offering, which it will sell on a subscription basis, ranging from the likes of Cisco Systems and Dell, to MarkLogic, SAP and Teradata. As part of…

NYSE Technologies to Distribute SMA Social Media Sentiment Analytics

NYSE Technologies has teamed with Chicago’s Social Market Analytics (SMA) to distribute the latter’s sentiment statistics, derived from social media, via its SFTI Network and its SuperFeed consolidated data feed. SMA’s engine extracts, evaluates and calculates data in real-time to attempt to generate directional and volatility indications on individual stocks, ETFs, sectors, and indices by…

Q&A: HPCC Systems’ Flavio Villanustre on Not Map Reduce and Open Source

HPCC Systems – a unit of LexisNexis – has been quietly building out a big data processing platform for several years, using it internally to power several of its parent’s services and applications. Now, it’s open sourcing the not-map reduce platform, and selling a commercial version to third parties. We got the detail from Dr….

Q&A: Dell’s Bob Barris on the ABCD of Big Data Analytics

Combining its server, storage and networking hardware with open source and partner software, and professional services, Dell is shaping up to be an IT heavyweight in the big data space. We tapped Dell VP of sales for financial services Bob Barris to explain the company’s offering, and he responded that it’s as easy as ABC…

Analysis: Lightower/Sidera Merger

Over the holidays, it was announced that Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks are to merge. Here’s some more on the deal based (in large part) on a briefing from Sidera CEO Mike Sicoli … * The new company – name TBD and valued at $2 billion – is being created by Berkshire Partners acquiring Lightower…

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

Viewpoints on Latency is a regular collection of news, thought leadership and opinion from the Low-Latency.com community. In this issue: * Pete Harris of Low-Latency.com provides the low-down on the latest developments at the cutting edge. * Dave Malik of Cisco Systems discusses the performance and analytics of the company’s Nexus 3548 switch. * Donal O’Sullivan of Corvil outlines new…

Bloomberg Takes Steps to Build Enterprise Business with App Portal

Bloomberg is working with third-party software developers to populate the Bloomberg App Portal, a platform that extends Bloomberg’s offer to subscribers with added-value applications written by external providers and powered by data and news from the Bloomberg Professional service. The portal marks Bloomberg’s first major enterprise product introduction under the supervision of Stanley Young, CEO…

STAC Benchmarks IBM’s Hadoop

STAC – aka the Securities Technology Analysis Center – has benchmarked IBM’s proprietary Platform Symphony implementation of Hadoop MapReduce, versus the standard open source offering, to compare their respective performance. On average, IBM’s implementation performed jobs 7.3 times faster than the standard, reducing total processing time by a factor of six. Better known for its…

McObject, Dell, Mellanox, Kove Set Record STAC-M3 Benchmarks

McObject with its eXtremeDB Financial Edition database has set record STAC-M3 benchmarks running on a hardware platform provided by Dell, Mellanox and Kove.  eXtremeDB is just the second database to be featured in published STAC-M3 benchmarks, the other being Kx Systems’ kdb+.  STAC-M3 – as administered and audited along with other benchmarks by the Securities…

Digital Reasoning, Tableau, Cloudera Focus Unstructured Data Analytics on Financial Markets

Partnering with Tableau Software for data visualisation, and leveraging Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution for storage, Digitial Reasoning is applying its Synthesys unstructured data analytics platform at financial markets applications. Synthesys takes structured and unstructured text as input and then uses named entity recognition, understanding of time and geographic references, combined with patented relationship analysis, to develop…