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Q&A: Vikram Mehta of IBM System Networking – One Year In … New Low-Latency Products, OpenFlow, Comparisons to InfiniBand

Remember Blade Network Technologies? Well, a year ago it was snapped up by IBM, and given the charter to network IBM’s enterprise server and storage products, to provide a unified system. Trading firms – and exchanges – were big customers of BNT, so IntelligentTradingTechnology.com chatted to the company’s founder Vikram Mehta, now vice president, System…

Q&A: Bruce Tolley of Solarflare Communications on Network Performance and Precision Timing

In ultra low-latency trading systems, the application to network interface is one cause of significant latency and jitter. Companies like Solarflare have advanced network adaptors designed to overcome those issues. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com got the scoop from Solarflare’s vice president of solutions Bruce Tolley. Q: Firstly, by way of introduction, what are your main products that are…

NYSE Technologies Looks to Open Source Data APIs; Wants Competitors To Partner

NYSE Technologies is planning to open source its messaging APIs, and hopes to attract other market participants – and competing data providers – to adopt them. The plan was outlined by Tony McManus, head of Enterprise Software at the exchange’s technology unit, speaking at a recent FutureDATA event in London. The APIs in question are…

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…

Virginie’s Blog – Reference Data @ Sibos

Ahead of Swift’s annual conference later this month (see our event listing here), here’s a quick roundup of the reference data related sessions on the agenda for those heading to Toronto (and a preview for those of you who will be waiting for A-Team coverage of the event). In keeping with Swift’s extended ambitions in…

Q&A: Cisco’s Dave Malik on New Nexus Switches and Trading Fabric Architectures

Earlier this year, Cisco Systems announced new switches focused firmly on the low-latency trading space, and along with them, it announced its Trading Fabric architecture, setting out how these switches, along with other components, can be deployed to solve real-life application challenges. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com checked in with Cisco’s director of solutions architecture Dave Malik to get some…

Asset Control’s McGranaghan on the Data Vendor’s Partnership with Oracle

Asset Control is one of a number of vendors working with Oracle to benchmark its technology capabilities with a view to the vendors working closely together to improve the scalability and response times of EDM solution vendor’s platform. Reference Data Review speaks to Donal McGranaghan, senior vice president of product and development at Asset Control, about how…

Architectures for Extreme Low Latency

In recent years, a combination of regulatory reforms, market structure evolution and technology innovation have combined to create a new paradigm for the global financial trading markets; one in which the speed at which transactions can be executed is fundamental to the success of market participants. Put simply, for such a participant – be it…

The Race to Zero – Three Rules for Winning

Deutsche Boerse Group, one of the world’s leading financial exchanges, recently developed a new ultra-low-latency trading infrastructure linking Frankfurt to five other key worldwide trading centres. The target for the Frankfurt-London link was 5 milliseconds (0.005 seconds). Pushing the limits of how quickly computers can process instructions is the new battleground in finance. True zero…

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…