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Issue 2: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Market data rates are skyrocketing. Just a few milliseconds make the difference between an optimal order fill and enough slippage to wipe out profit. New opportunities are opening up to leverage high frequency markets. New applications are being deployed atop of low latency architectures. Performance – in every sense – is key to playing in…

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…

A Night At The OPRA Maybe Ain’t So Bad

Please excuse the headline … I wanted to be cute and grab some attention. When it comes to market data rates, OPRA – the Options Price Reporting Authority – makes the headlines that low latency vendors (and industry analysts) love to cite – because the numbers are so frighteningly big. The reality, though, is a…

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…

Perception is Everything!

Last month, Low-Latency.com ran an online poll asking whether Microsoft or Sun Microsystems was better at offering low latency solutions. The result: 30 percent went with Sun, seven percent with Microsoft. But the majority – 63 percent – reckoned neither company is a player in this space. I have to say I feel a little…

What Goes Around, Comes Around

If you’ve been in the industry as long as I’ve been here, then you too probably are aware that many new hot concepts have a familiar, and dated, ring to them. I was at a WFIC session on direct feeds last week when a panelist from JP Morgan Chase commented that direct feeds caused him…

Sifma on Sea

I am here in the lovely town of Newport, RI for this year’s World Financial Information Congress. Very much enjoying my stay at the quaint and historic Jail House Inn, just a few minutes walk across the causeway to where the conference is taking place – a Hyatt that looks much like a parking garage…

A Big Low Latency Day Tomorrow!

I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for a little while. It’s been the silly season and it seemed a good time to take a break. But with my annual Pimm’s party, Labor Day and the Office 2.0 conference behind me, I reckoned it was time to start writing again. I must admit, I almost posted…

Issue 1: Low Latency – Are You Performing?

Market data rates are skyrocketing. Just a few milliseconds make the difference between an optimal order fill and enough slippage to wipe out profit. New opportunities are opening up to leverage high frequency markets. New applications are being deployed atop of low latency architectures. Performance – in every sense – is key to playing in…

Benchmarking the Benchmarks

In the world of low latency, it seems that benchmarks are headline news. Having readily available figures showing xxx microseconds and yyy hundreds of thousands of updates per second is a pretty sure way to get some press coverage for one’s product. Indeed, I find myself asking of vendors who are pushing their new datafeed…