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Welcome Back Tibco!

No apologies for the headline. It’s not meant to suggest any favoritism towards the company, but rather to signal my delight that the low-latency messaging space is about to get even more competitive. And that’s going to drive down both latencies and the cost of messaging systems. All good stuff, methinks. But my excitement is…

Tibco Releases FTL – Aims to “Dominate” in the Front Office

With the release of its low-latency FTL messaging product, Tibco Software aims to “dominate in the front office,” a space where it got started in the mid 1980s and then became ubiquitous with its TIB and Rendezvous offerings. Having since diversified into the non-financial markets with a number of enterprise information products, the company is…

Q&A: Craig Betts of Solace Systems on Latency Beyond Algo Trading

Low latency messaging use is expanding beyond traditional algorithmic trading applications to address wider business requirements. Meanwhile, issues such as reliability, manageability and cost are becoming more visible. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com discussed low-latency messaging directions – and messaging directions in general – with Craig Betts, CEO of Solace Systems. Q: You recently announced a deal with the…

Q&A: Activ Financial’s Frank Piasecki on Growth in 2010 and 2011

Activ Financial Systems had a busy year in 2010, adding customers, launching updated products and building out its internal network. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to the company’s president and co-founder Frank Piasecki to find out more. Q: Activ added 90+ customers in 2010. Can you clarify that, and point to any key growth areas? A: Activ saw…

Canuck Exchanges Take Solace in Data Distribution

So Toronto’s TMX Group just let it be known that it’s using Solace Systems’ message routers to distribute its market data. That makes it the second Canadian exchange group to go public with such news, following CNSX Markets, which revealed its planned adoption last September. Neither exchange group had to travel far to find their…

Q&A: Fidessa’s Justin Llewellyn-Jones on Hosting and Latency

An increasing number of execution systems vendors are now offering their products as hosted services, running them from their own data centres, and taking on the job of managing them, including keeping their latency low. Fidessa has been doing this for some time. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with the company’s managed services head Justin Llewellyn-Jones to…

Angela Merkel’s Trading Platform Decision

If you think Angela Merkel had a tough time convincing the German public to bail out Greece, think what she’s facing as she prepares to tell them that their beloved Xetra trading platform is relocating to a former Ford car park in Basildon, a desolate corner of Southeast Essex. For that is what almost certainly…

Aux Temps Perdus en Fleet Street

Just because we could, we took lunch on Fleet Street yesterday. I managed to squeeze in a quick haircut at the hairdressers just across the street from the Punch Tavern, then ambled over to Lutyens, the newish chi-chi restaurant housed at – yes, you guessed it – 85 Fleet Street. This building – designed by…

Q&A: Telx’s Michael Cattell on Co-Lo in Chicago, and Trading Ecospheres

With a recent expansion of its Chicago facility, Telx is continuing to make news in the hot market for co-location services. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with the company’s vice president for financial services Michael Cattell to get the background to the Chicago expansion, and to find out more about Telx’s trading ecosphere. Q: You recently announced…

Q&A: SpryWare’s Daniel May on Boosting Ticker Plant Performance

Chicago-based SpryWare recently announced its ticker plant can process 10 million messages per second. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to the company’s co-founder Daniel May about the market data explosion, how SpryWare is responding, and trends for 2011. Q: The latest capacity test on your MIS ticker plant show that it can process 10 million messages per second….