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Metamako Makes First Acquisition as it Takes on xCelor’s Hardware Business

Metamako has acquired the network device business of Chicago based xCelor, bringing xCelor hardware customers into the Metamako fold and allowing xCelor to concentrate on developing high-performance network applications that will be provided on Metamako hardware. This is Metamako’s first acquisition and a strategic milestone for the provider of low-latency FPGA-enabled network solutions. Sydney based…

MiFID II Data Management: Where Are We Now?

Winston Churchill probably doesn’t spring to mind when considering Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), but his famous Battle of El Alamein description – “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” – fits the new EU regulation…

Trading Infrastructure Testing: Taking an Enterprise Approach

Over time, trading operations have become complex networks of different applications using diverse technologies tied together into an overall trading infrastructure. Testing has evolved in a similar ad hoc way and, as a result, firms often lack a coherent testing strategy. This could leave them open to trading errors on the scale that pushed Knight…

Testing Times for Algo Trading

When the EU’s wide-ranging Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) regulation came into force on January 3, 2018, traders did their best to deliver on its transparency demands and ensure they provided best execution on every trade in Europe, across all asset classes. But in justifying their actions to regulators and clients, firms…

ITRS Adds Integrations to Monitor Big Data Platforms, Container Technologies to Follow

ITRS has added a set of six integrations to its Geneos solution that allow users to monitor open source, big data technologies – including Kafka, Hadoop, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra and Elasticsearch – and troubleshoot, analyse and optimise the performance of applications running on each of these big data stacks. The company is also working on…

What’s Next for Financial Services and MiFID II

By: Jay Patani, Tech Evangelist at ITRS In Hollywood, with every movie that hits the headlines its sequel is right around the corner. When the credits roll, it no longer marks the end of a film, but the next step in a long and lengthy franchise. The same applies in the world of financial services….

Options Deploys TradeVision for Real-Time Multicast Gap Detection in Market Data Feeds

Options has integrated Ixia’s TradeVision platform with its managed colocation infrastructure to provide real-time multicast gap detection for market data feeds. The platform will initially be integrated with Options infrastructure across the US, with expansion across European venues during the second half of 2018. Launched in November 2017, TradeVision is a market data monitoring platform…

Highlights of A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit

Last week’s A-Team Group Data Management Summit covered hot topics from the evolution of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) role to the unfinished business of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), the outstanding data management challenges of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the potential of technologies including cloud, machine learning and artificial…

Mana Partners Goes Live with Metamako Solutions for Better Investment Decisions

New York-based electronic trading and asset management firm Mana Partners has gone live with Metamako, using its network devices to provide cost-effective, nanosecond-level access to exchanges and gaining the ability to make better investment decisions. Concentrating on quantitative and algorithmic asset management, Mana has implemented Metamako’s FPGA-based, Layer 1+ network devices running the MetaMux application….

The CAT is Out of the Bag and it Looks Aggressive

In an era of regulation, traders may not love compliance, but they have learned to live with it. That said, the looming US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has stirred up infighting between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the individual broker-dealer firms and exchanges affected. There have been complaints of an ‘incredibly aggressive’ timeframe,…