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Market Data Capacity: 2011 Review and 2012 Outlook

So, 2011 is now well behind us and we are already in the year of the Dragon. So it is high time to look back to assess the past and to look into the capacity planning crystal ball. It is impossible to know the future of course but we can learn from the careful examination…

Q&A: Art Novikov on the Sweet Spot of High Performance Market Data Processing

Building systems for low-latency market data integration with trading systems requires a rare combination of technology skills and financial markets understanding. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to Art Novikov, founder of Trading Physics, which leverages that combination for its customers – whether they be vendors or market participants. Q: First off, can you explain what Trading Physics does,…

A Tale of Two Benchmarks – for STAC-M3 and kdb+

This week saw the publication of two “M3” benchmarks conducted by STAC, covering time-series management solutions. And while both relate to Kx Systems’ kdb+ database (apparently to date the only database to have published M3 benchmarks), comparing them would be an apples to oranges exercise. STAC-M3 is focused on solutions that manage large amounts of…

India Wins Shine Light on McObject’s eXtremeDB

In-memory database vendor McObject is new to me, though recent Indian customer press releases – here and here – piqued my interest. It seems the company has been around for a good few years, has around 300 customers, including a few in the financial markets, and has built some interesting technology, called eXtremeDB. The secret…

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….

Sunrise on Oracle

Oracle last week finally completed its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, and the company wasted no time in setting out its road map for how its software and Sun’s hardware (and some software) are going to be packaged together so that the sum is greater than the two parts. A surprise – kinda –…

Thomson Reuters Snaps Up Partner Vhayu

Today’s news that Thomson Reuters is acquiring complex event processing (CEP) turned tick data analytics specialist Vhayu Technologies should not come as a huge surprise. But it’s notable all the same, for the tactical and strategic fallout that will result. Thomson Reuters and Vhayu have had a partnership for four years, under which Reuters badges…

‘Assume Role of Vendor’ to Ensure Rigour in Applying Data Licences, State Street’s John White tells FIMA

A clear and thorough understanding of precisely how data is utilised within investment firms, tied to “differentiating” data usage, is essential before data licensing can be effectively and successfully embarked upon, John White, principal data management, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), has contended. Knowing “upfront” what is explicitly covered within contracts signed with data vendors…